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Ted Hughes

1930 - 1998

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Edward James Hughes (17 August 1930 – 28 October 1998) was an English poet, translator, and children's writer. Critics frequently rank him as one of the best poets of his generation and one of the twentieth century's greatest writers. He was appointed Poet Laureate in 1984 and held the office until his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ted Hughes has received more than 3,609,150 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Ted Hughes is the 1,638th most popular writer (up from 1,720th in 2019), the 1,310th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,339th in 2019) and the 138th most popular British Writer.

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  • 56.80

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  • 43

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.09

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  • 4.93

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Ted Hughes ranks 1,638 out of 5,755Before him are Jane Jacobs, Xenophon of Ephesus, Lajos Zilahy, Juan Donoso Cortés, Lady Randolph Churchill, and Vladimir Posner. After him are Martin Opitz, Avitus of Vienne, Rafael Sabatini, Mendele Mocher Sforim, Martin of Opava, and Per Wahlöö.

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Among people born in 1930, Ted Hughes ranks 123Before him are Sergiu Nicolaescu, John Frankenheimer, Rahmon Nabiyev, John Young, Tanya Savicheva, and Kinji Fukasaku. After him are Magdalena Abakanowicz, Frank Lucas, Yves Rocher, Ruth Rendell, Mary Quant, and Tony Lip. Among people deceased in 1998, Ted Hughes ranks 70Before him are Shoichi Nishimura, John Derek, Zlatko Čajkovski, Ferenc Deák, Haxhi Lleshi, and Jerome Robbins. After him are László Szabó, Adem Jashari, George Wallace, Shotaro Ishinomori, Kunitaka Sueoka, and Don Taylor.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ted Hughes ranks 1,310 out of 7,765Before him are Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers (1854), Wat Tyler (1341), Brenda Blethyn (1946), Steven Gerrard (1980), Ralph Richardson (1902), and R. D. Laing (1927). After him are Iain Glen (1961), Edward Frankland (1825), M. Stanley Whittingham (1941), Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (1935), Ruth Rendell (1930), and Melita Norwood (1912).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Ted Hughes ranks 138Before him are P. D. James (1920), Elizabeth Siddal (1829), Alistair MacLean (1922), Colin Wilson (1931), David Ogilvy (1911), and Barbara Cartland (1901). After him are Ruth Rendell (1930), Seamus Heaney (1939), Walafrid Strabo (808), John Gay (1685), Joseph Addison (1672), and Alma Reville (1899).