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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 648,591 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Thomas De Quincey is the 1,189th most popular writer (down from 1,130th in 2019), the 946th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 878th in 2019) and the 112th 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 1,189 out of 5,755Before him are Arthur Hailey, Matteo Bandello, Tove Ditlevsen, Antarah ibn Shaddad, Kassia, and Edith Södergran. After him are Gottfried Keller, Henri Murger, Herrad of Landsberg, John Dickson Carr, Hélène Cixous, and Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.

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Among people born in 1785, Thomas De Quincey ranks 10Before him are Karl Drais, Alessandro Manzoni, Bettina von Arnim, Lin Zexu, Claude-Louis Navier, and Florestan I, Prince of Monaco. After him are John James Audubon, Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Pierre Louis Dulong, Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, and Hans Karl von Diebitsch. Among people deceased in 1859, Thomas De Quincey ranks 18Before him are Louis Spohr, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, Bettina von Arnim, Archduke John of Austria, John Brown, and Isambard Kingdom Brunel. After him are Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Alfred Vail, Nana Sahib, Karl Baedeker, Abd al-Rahman of Morocco, and John Austin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas De Quincey ranks 946 out of 7,765Before him are Orlando Bloom (1977), Arthur Hailey (1920), Desmond Morris (1928), Susan Boyle (1961), Charles Scott Sherrington (1952), and Simon Cowell (1959). After him are Anne Hyde (1637), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (1982), John Berger (1926), John Hawkwood (1320), Michael Palin (1943), and Ian McDiarmid (1944).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Thomas De Quincey ranks 112Before him are Allan Pinkerton (1819), Thomas Chatterton (1752), Elizabeth Gaskell (1810), Lobsang Rampa (1910), Dylan Thomas (1914), and Arthur Hailey (1920). After him are John Berger (1926), James Anderson (1680), P. G. Wodehouse (1881), Winifred Wagner (1897), Samuel Butler (1612), and Neil Gaiman (1960).