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Samuel Pepys

1633 - 1703

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Samuel Pepys (; 23 February 1633 – 26 May 1703) was an English diarist and naval administrator. He served as administrator of the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament and is most famous for the diary he kept for a decade. Pepys had no maritime experience, but he rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and his talent for administration. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel Pepys has received more than 2,518,820 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Samuel Pepys is the 1,513th most popular writer (down from 1,428th in 2019), the 1,200th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,122nd in 2019) and the 130th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Samuel Pepys ranks 1,513 out of 5,755Before him are Gottfried August Bürger, Gore Vidal, David Woodard, Gil Vicente, Anagarika Dharmapala, and Stobaeus. After him are Władysław Tarnowski, Mário de Andrade, Herbjørg Wassmo, Lee Child, Otfried Preußler, and Ahmed Shawqi.

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Among people born in 1633, Samuel Pepys ranks 8Before him are Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans, Abbas II of Persia, Emperor Go-Kōmyō, Kaya Sultan, and Bernardino Ramazzini. After him are Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Willem van de Velde the Younger, Willem Drost, Arsenije III Čarnojević, Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg, and Yun Shouping. Among people deceased in 1703, Samuel Pepys ranks 9Before him are Mustafa II, Man in the Iron Mask, John Wallis, Vincenzo Viviani, Johann Christoph Bach, and Ilona Zrínyi. After him are Erik Dahlbergh, Nicolas de Grigny, Charles de Saint-Évremond, Thomas Kingo, and Maria de Dominici.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Samuel Pepys ranks 1,200 out of 7,765Before him are Michael Moorcock (1939), Henry Walter Bates (1825), Marc Bolan (1947), Jack Bruce (1943), Alan Bates (1934), and Alan Lancaster (1949). After him are Thomas Gresham (1519), Harold Shipman (1946), Abigail Masham, Baroness Masham (1670), Lee Child (1954), Guy Pearce (1967), and Boy George (1961).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Samuel Pepys ranks 130Before him are Robert Browning (1812), Joseph Needham (1900), James Murray (1837), Evelyn Waugh (1903), Allen Carr (1934), and Michael Moorcock (1939). After him are Lee Child (1954), P. D. James (1920), Elizabeth Siddal (1829), Alistair MacLean (1922), Colin Wilson (1931), and David Ogilvy (1911).