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Seamus Heaney

1939 - 2013

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Seamus Justin Heaney (; 13 April 1939 – 30 August 2013) was an Irish poet, playwright and translator. He received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. Among his best-known works is Death of a Naturalist (1966), his first major published volume. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Seamus Heaney has received more than 2,240,914 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Seamus Heaney is the 1,670th most popular writer (down from 1,489th in 2019), the 1,328th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,160th in 2019) and the 140th most popular British Writer.

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  • 83

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  • 7.17

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Among writers, Seamus Heaney ranks 1,670 out of 5,755Before him are Alexander Fadeyev, Richard Brautigan, Mao Dun, Egon Kisch, Hipponax, and Gaius Julius Solinus. After him are Wolfgang Borchert, Hadewijch, Ida Laura Pfeiffer, Walafrid Strabo, Vicki Baum, and Samuel ibn Naghrillah.

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Among people born in 1939, Seamus Heaney ranks 113Before him are Dusty Springfield, Warda Al-Jazairia, Marco Bellocchio, Jānis Lūsis, Ali Mahdi Muhammad, and Mark Margolis. After him are Fred Willard, Neil Sedaka, Alexandros Panagoulis, Veruschka von Lehndorff, Michu Meszaros, and Karel Brückner. Among people deceased in 2013, Seamus Heaney ranks 94Before him are Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti, Sergiu Nicolaescu, José Froilán González, Colin Wilson, Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, and Zillur Rahman. After him are Tony Lip, Joe Weider, Dominique Venner, Jacques Vergès, Esther Williams, and Wolfgang Sawallisch.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Seamus Heaney ranks 1,328 out of 7,765Before him are Smithson Tennant (1761), Glenn Tipton (1947), John Charles (1931), C. Northcote Parkinson (1909), Mary Quant (1930), and Julian Glover (1935). After him are Walafrid Strabo (808), Peter Burke (1937), Fletcher Christian (1764), Gildas (500), John Boorman (1933), and Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge (1774).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Seamus Heaney ranks 140Before him are Alistair MacLean (1922), Colin Wilson (1931), David Ogilvy (1911), Barbara Cartland (1901), Ted Hughes (1930), and Ruth Rendell (1930). After him are Walafrid Strabo (808), John Gay (1685), Joseph Addison (1672), Alma Reville (1899), Arthur Machen (1863), and Edward Lear (1812).