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 2,957,135 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Ted Hughes is the 1,721st most popular writer (down from 1,655th in 2019), the 1,339th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,241st in 2019) and the 155th most popular British Writer.

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  • 66.52

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.25

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Ted Hughes ranks 1,721 out of 5,794Before him are Tanya Savicheva, Thomas Keneally, Eino Leino, Fredric Jameson, Juan Donoso Cortés, and Gaius Julius Solinus. After him are John Grinder, Otfried Preußler, Stéphanie Félicité, comtesse de Genlis, Shen Yue, Dora d'Istria, and Rainis.

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Among people born in 1930, Ted Hughes ranks 128Before him are Frank Lucas, Colin Dexter, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Akiyuki Nosaka, and Tanya Savicheva. After him are Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, Thomas P. Stafford, Oleg Popov, Harold Bloom, Carolyn Jones, and Fritz Wunderlich. Among people deceased in 1998, Ted Hughes ranks 68Before him are Remo Giazotto, Carl Perkins, Zlatko Čajkovski, Don Taylor, George H. Hitchings, and Martin Rodbell. After him are Kurt Franz, Maureen O'Sullivan, George Wallace, László Szabó, Florence Griffith Joyner, and Bruno Munari.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ted Hughes ranks 1,339 out of 6,924Before him are Ed Miliband (1969), Victor McLaglen (1886), Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1623), Lulach (1030), Thomas Sydenham (1624), and C. Northcote Parkinson (1909). After him are Jared Harris (1961), George Cayley (1773), Thomas Lipton (1848), William Stuart-Houston (1911), Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence (1388), and Cerdic of Wessex (467).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Ted Hughes ranks 155Before him are Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837), Colin Dexter (1930), Richard Adams (1920), Allen Carr (1934), Philip Sidney (1554), and Gerald Gardner (1884). After him are David Lodge (1935), Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (1878), Michael Jackson (1942), David Ogilvy (1911), Patrick O'Brian (1914), and James Herriot (1916).