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 1,857,828 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Seamus Heaney is the 1,489th most popular writer (down from 1,485th in 2019), the 1,161st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,125th in 2019) and the 136th most popular British Writer.

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  • 82

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  • 3.16

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  • 7.01

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Among writers, Seamus Heaney ranks 1,489 out of 5,794Before him are Ihara Saikaku, Henry de Montherlant, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, Sławomir Mrożek, Elvira Madigan, and Quintus Smyrnaeus. After him are Surdas, Jane Jacobs, Diagoras of Melos, Ibn al-Khatib, Samuel R. Delany, and Chikamatsu Monzaemon.

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Among people born in 1939, Seamus Heaney ranks 94Before him are Eugene Fama, Kenzō Takada, George Hamilton, Daniel C. Tsui, Marco Bellocchio, and Richard Serra. After him are John O'Keefe, Ion Țiriac, Dusty Springfield, Velibor Vasović, Concha Velasco, and Ricardo Bofill. Among people deceased in 2013, Seamus Heaney ranks 85Before him are Patrice Chéreau, Rossana Podestà, Masao Uchino, Antoni Ramallets, Pierre Mauroy, and Sławomir Mrożek. After him are Dominique Venner, Arthur Danto, Ken Norton, Eleanor Parker, Pedro Rocha, and Ladislao Mazurkiewicz.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Seamus Heaney ranks 1,161 out of 6,924Before him are Simon Stock (1164), Henry Thomas Buckle (1821), Oldfield Thomas (1858), George Atwood (1745), John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland (1504), and Annie Chapman (1841). After him are Daniel Burley Woolfall (1852), Joan Robinson (1903), Clive Granger (1934), John Hunter (1728), Robert Fludd (1574), and John Lindley (1799).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Seamus Heaney ranks 136Before him are Barbara Cartland (1901), Joseph Needham (1900), Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689), Evelyn Waugh (1903), Vita Sackville-West (1892), and Samuel Pepys (1633). After him are John Webster (1578), Walafrid Strabo (808), Edward Lear (1812), James Hilton (1900), Michael Moorcock (1939), and John Gay (1685).