Thomas De Quincey

1785 - 1859

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Thomas Penson De Quincey (; 15 August 1785 – 8 December 1859) was an English writer, essayist, and literary critic, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas De Quincey has received more than 495,136 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Thomas De Quincey is the 1,130th most popular writer (up from 1,161st in 2019), the 879th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 868th in 2019) and the 109th most popular British Writer.

Thomas de Quincey is most famous for his autobiographical essay "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater."

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Among writers, Thomas De Quincey ranks 1,130 out of 5,794Before him are Sami Frashëri, John Dryden, Ephraim Kishon, Léon Bloy, Harry Harrison, and Shoko Asahara. After him are Laura Marx, Henri Michaux, P. G. Wodehouse, Allan Pinkerton, Rosalía de Castro, and Adalberon.

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Among people born in 1785, Thomas De Quincey ranks 10Before him are Karl Drais, Alessandro Manzoni, Lin Zexu, Claude-Louis Navier, Bettina von Arnim, and Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. After him are Pierre Louis Dulong, Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, John James Audubon, Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, Florestan I, Prince of Monaco, and Diponegoro. Among people deceased in 1859, Thomas De Quincey ranks 16Before him are Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, Carl Ritter, Louis Spohr, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, Bettina von Arnim, and Archduke John of Austria. After him are Isambard Kingdom Brunel, John Brown, Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, John Austin, Robert Stephenson, and Marceline Desbordes-Valmore.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas De Quincey ranks 879 out of 6,924Before him are Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), Frederick Fleet (1887), Bernard Hill (1944), Alan Watts (1915), John Dryden (1631), and Frederic Leighton (1830). After him are Orlando Bloom (1977), Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (1853), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (1982), P. G. Wodehouse (1881), Allan Pinkerton (1819), and Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (1671).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Thomas De Quincey ranks 109Before him are James Hadley Chase (1906), Arthur Hailey (1920), Elizabeth Gaskell (1810), Lobsang Rampa (1910), Dylan Thomas (1914), and John Dryden (1631). After him are P. G. Wodehouse (1881), Allan Pinkerton (1819), Robert Browning (1812), Ruth Rendell (1930), Samuel Butler (1612), and Hugh Lofting (1886).