Samuel Daniel

1562 - 1619

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Samuel Daniel (1562–1619) was an English poet, playwright and historian in the late-Elizabethan and early-Jacobean eras. He was an innovator in a wide range of literary genres. His best-known works are the sonnet cycle Delia, the epic poem The Civil Wars Between the Houses of Lancaster and York, the dialogue in verse Musophilus, and the essay on English poetry A Defence of Rhyme. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel Daniel has received more than 167,593 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Samuel Daniel is the 6,426th most popular writer (down from 5,929th in 2019), the 5,627th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 5,416th in 2019) and the 643rd most popular British Writer.

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Notable Works

Magna Britannia
Description and travel, Antiquities, Local History
The Hugo Winners [volume I]
American Science fiction, Science fiction, Accessible book
An Anthology of Hugo award winners. The highest prize in Sci-Fi. Each of these stories, by different authors, was voted as the best novella/short story of a particular year. Asimov was also the editor or something. I have read it and loved it. Science Fiction at it's best.
Poems and a defence of ryme
Rhyme, Poetry, English language
Drama, Early works to 1800, Poetry
The Hugo Winners, Volumes one and two
"The Darfsteller" by Walter M. Miller, Jr. (novelette) "Allamagoosa" by Eric Frank Russell (short story) "Exploration Team" By Murray Leinster (novelette) "The Star" by Arthur C. Clarke (short story) "Or All the Seas with Oysters" by Avram Davidson (short story) "The Big Front Yard" By Clifford D. Simak (novelette) "That Hell-Bound Train" by Robert Bloch (short story) "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes (short story) "The Longest Voyage" by Poul Anderson (short story) "The Dragon Masters", by Jack Vance (short story) "No Truce With Kings", by Poul Anderson (short story) "Soldier, Ask Not", by Gordon R. Dickson (short story) ""Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman", by Harlan Ellison (short story) "The Last Castle", by Jack Vance (novelette) "Neutron Star", by Larry Niven (short story) "Weyr Search" by Anne McCaffrey (novella) "Riders of the Purple Wage" by Philip José Farmer (novella) "Gonna Roll the Bones" by Fritz Leiber (novelette) "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream" by Harlan Ellison (short story) "Nightwings" by Robert Silverberg (novella) "The Sharing of Flesh" by Poul Anderson (novelette) "The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World" by Harlan Ellison (short story) "Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones" by Samuel R. Delany (short story)
Prentice Hall Literature--Silver
amorality, Anglo-Saxons, aristocracy
Grade Level 7-9


Among writers, Samuel Daniel ranks 6,426 out of 7,302Before him are Barbara Kingsolver, Rick Yancey, Anna Löwenstein, Jonathan Rosenbaum, James Lipton, and Ruth Graham. After him are Kate Mosse, Guzel Yakhina, Gilles Leroy, James Bowen, Daniel Handler, and Dorji Wangmo.

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Among people born in 1562, Samuel Daniel ranks 22Before him are Hendrick Cornelisz Vroom, Bento de Góis, James III, Margrave of Baden-Hachberg, Francis Godwin, Christen Sørensen Longomontanus, and George Abbot.  Among people deceased in 1619, Samuel Daniel ranks 23Before him are Öküz Mehmed Pasha, Jagat Gosain, Nicholas Hilliard, Richard Burbage, Olivier de Serres, and Robert Peake the Elder.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Samuel Daniel ranks 5,627 out of 8,785Before him are Stevie Chalmers (1935), Anna Löwenstein (1951), Alexandra Bastedo (1946), Gavin McInnes (1970), James Stephenson (1889), and Alan Smith (1980). After him are Katie Leung (1987), Kate Mosse (1961), Shashi Tharoor (1956), Tim Henman (1974), Andy Fairweather Low (1948), and Nathaniel Phillips (1997).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Samuel Daniel ranks 643Before him are Barry Unsworth (1930), Mary Berry (1935), Thomas Percy (1729), Frances Wright (1795), Thomas Hood (1799), and Anna Löwenstein (1951). After him are Kate Mosse (1961), James Bowen (1979), Ann Oakley (1944), Susan Bassnett (1945), Conn Iggulden (1971), and Saunders Lewis (1893).