Samuel Richardson

1689 - 1761

Samuel Richardson

Samuel Richardson (baptised 19 August 1689 – 4 July 1761) was an English writer and printer best known for three epistolary novels: Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded (1740), Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady (1748) and The History of Sir Charles Grandison (1753). He printed almost 500 works during his life, including journals and magazines, working periodically with the London bookseller Andrew Millar. Richardson had been apprenticed to a printer, whose daughter he eventually married. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel Richardson has received more than 444,372 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 766th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Samuel Richardson ranks 763 out of 4,883Before him are Publilius Syrus, Tao Yuanming, Chevalier d'Éon, Bacchylides, Edmond de Goncourt, and Tukaram. After him are Derek Walcott, Vātsyāyana, Maya Angelou, Nonnus, Alfred de Vigny, and Viktor Shklovsky.

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Among people born in 1689, Samuel Richardson ranks 3Before him are Montesquieu and John V of Portugal. After him are Jacques I, Prince of Monaco, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Prince William, Duke of Gloucester, Samuel Bellamy, Blas de Lezo, Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, and Alexis Piron. Among people deceased in 1761, Samuel Richardson ranks 2Before him is Thomas Bayes. After him are Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria, Pieter van Musschenbroek, Stephen Hales, Thomas Simpson, Tokugawa Ieshige, Charlotte Aglaé d'Orléans, Clemens August of Bavaria, Tarabai, John Dollond, and Charles Louis Auguste Fouquet, duc de Belle-Isle.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Samuel Richardson ranks 575 out of 5,347Before him are Michael Atiyah (1929), Oona O'Neill (1925), William Lassell (1799), Stanley Rous (1895), Raymond Cattell (1905), and William Byrd (1543). After him are James Dewar (1842), John Ray (1627), David Cameron (1966), Diana Rigg (1938), Maud of Wales (1869), and John Fowles (1926).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Samuel Richardson ranks 77Before him are Aubrey Beardsley (1872), Patrick White (1912), Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757), Henry Fielding (1707), Ann Radcliffe (1764), and Julian Barnes (1946). After him are John Fowles (1926), Tony Buzan (1942), Edgar Wallace (1875), Wilkie Collins (1824), H. Rider Haggard (1856), and Percy Fawcett (1867).