Thomas Chatterton

1752 - 1770

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Thomas Chatterton (20 November 1752 – 24 August 1770) was an English poet whose precocious talents ended in suicide at age 17. He was an influence on Romantic artists of the period such as Shelley, Keats, Wordsworth and Coleridge. Although fatherless and raised in poverty, Chatterton was an exceptionally studious child, publishing mature work by the age of 11. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Chatterton has received more than 347,721 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Thomas Chatterton is the 1,337th most popular writer (down from 1,156th in 2019), the 1,045th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 864th in 2019) and the 127th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Thomas Chatterton ranks 1,337 out of 5,794Before him are Juliusz Słowacki, Hieronymus of Cardia, Robin Hobb, Ibn al-Nadim, Robert de Montesquiou, and Kâtip Çelebi. After him are Khaled Hosseini, Erich Segal, Joanot Martorell, Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Gunnar Gunnarsson, and Michael Connelly.

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Among people born in 1752, Thomas Chatterton ranks 10Before him are Muzio Clementi, Adrien-Marie Legendre, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, Karl Mack von Leiberich, Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, and Jacques Roux. After him are Adolph Freiherr Knigge, Nguyễn Huệ, John Nash, Infante Gabriel of Spain, Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Betsy Ross. Among people deceased in 1770, Thomas Chatterton ranks 7Before him are François Boucher, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Giuseppe Tartini, Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria, Suzuki Harunobu, and Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach. After him are Jean-Antoine Nollet, Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, George Grenville, George Whitefield, James Stirling, and Francesco Araja.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Chatterton ranks 1,045 out of 6,924Before him are Peter Shilton (1949), Karl Jenkins (1944), Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803), John Russell Hind (1823), Stewart Granger (1913), and Alexander R. Todd (1907). After him are George Canning (1770), Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony (1156), Kevin Keegan (1951), Mike Newell (1942), Eric Idle (1943), and Robert Shaw (1927).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Thomas Chatterton ranks 127Before him are Alistair MacLean (1922), Matthew Lewis (1775), Alma Reville (1899), John William Polidori (1795), Joseph Addison (1672), and Lord Alfred Douglas (1870). After him are James Murray (1837), Colin Wilson (1931), Barbara Cartland (1901), Joseph Needham (1900), Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689), and Evelyn Waugh (1903).