Samuel Butler

1835 - 1902

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Samuel Butler (4 December 1835 – 18 June 1902) was an English novelist and critic. He is best known for the satirical utopian novel Erewhon (1872) and the semi-autobiographical The Way of All Flesh, published posthumously in 1903. Both have remained in print ever since. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel Butler has received more than 36,241 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Samuel Butler is the 573rd most popular writer (down from 541st in 2019), the 430th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 386th in 2019) and the 55th most popular British Writer.

Samuel Butler is most famous for his satirical poem "Hudibras," which is a mock epic poem about the English Civil War.

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Among writers, Samuel Butler ranks 573 out of 5,794Before him are Mo Yan, Marie-Antoine Carême, Dean Koontz, Gustav Meyrink, Novatian, and Kazuo Ishiguro. After him are Wang Wei, Francesca da Rimini, Franz Werfel, William McMaster Murdoch, Adam de la Halle, and Walter Raleigh.

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Among people born in 1835, Samuel Butler ranks 12Before him are Cesare Lombroso, Andrew Carnegie, Adolf von Baeyer, César Cui, Giovanni Schiaparelli, and Henryk Wieniawski. After him are Demetrius Vikelas, Josef Stefan, Giosuè Carducci, William Stanley Jevons, Fukuzawa Yukichi, and Eduard Strauss. Among people deceased in 1902, Samuel Butler ranks 7Before him are Émile Zola, Cecil Rhodes, Levi Strauss, Rudolf Virchow, Swami Vivekananda, and Maria Goretti. After him are Marie Henriette of Austria, James Tissot, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Francis, Duke of Cádiz, Ion Ivanovici, and Albert of Saxony.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Samuel Butler ranks 430 out of 6,924Before him are David Lean (1908), Robert Plant (1948), Mary Mallon (1869), Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), Olivia Newton-John (1948), and Jim Clark (1936). After him are Robert II of Scotland (1316), William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Isaac Barrow (1631), Walter Raleigh (1554), John Dowland (1563), and James IV of Scotland (1473).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Samuel Butler ranks 55Before him are George Eliot (1819), D. H. Lawrence (1885), Philip Larkin (1922), A. J. Cronin (1896), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772), and Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849). After him are William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Walter Raleigh (1554), Thomas Hardy (1840), Oliver Sacks (1933), Anthony Burgess (1917), and John le Carré (1931).