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Thomas Hardy

1840 - 1928

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Thomas Hardy (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, including the poetry of William Wordsworth. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Hardy has received more than 5,124,165 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 84 in 2019). Thomas Hardy is the 680th most popular writer (down from 583rd in 2019), the 539th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 436th in 2019) and the 64th most popular British Writer.

Thomas Hardy is most famous for his novels "Far from the Madding Crowd," "The Mayor of Casterbridge," and "Tess of the D'Urbervilles."

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  • 83

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  • 2.97

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  • 7.14

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Thomas Hardy ranks 680 out of 5,755Before him are Giambattista Basile, Ivan Goncharov, Antoine François Prévost, Ryszard Kapuściński, Osip Mandelstam, and H. L. Mencken. After him are Pierre Boulle, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Tony Buzan, Periander, Alain-René Lesage, and Clarice Lispector.

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Among people born in 1840, Thomas Hardy ranks 17Before him are Ernst Abbe, John Boyd Dunlop, Edward Drinker Cope, Crazy Horse, Father Damien, and August Bebel. After him are Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Edward Whymper, Hans Makart, Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres. Among people deceased in 1928, Thomas Hardy ranks 13Before him are Emmeline Pankhurst, Édouard-Henri Avril, Pyotr Wrangel, Theodore William Richards, Johannes Fibiger, and Franz Stuck. After him are Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Italo Svevo, Zhang Zuolin, Luigi Cadorna, and Stjepan Radić.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Hardy ranks 539 out of 7,765Before him are Raymond Cattell (1905), J. Bruce Ismay (1862), James III of Scotland (1451), Æthelberht, King of Wessex (836), Chaim Herzog (1918), and Stuart Sutcliffe (1940). After him are Tony Buzan (1942), Jacqueline du Pré (1945), Helena Bonham Carter (1966), Annie Lennox (1954), Isaac Barrow (1631), and Roger Glover (1945).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Thomas Hardy ranks 64Before him are John Bunyan (1628), Daphne du Maurier (1907), Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090), William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Oliver Sacks (1933), and Walter Raleigh (1554). After him are Tony Buzan (1942), Alexander Pope (1688), Frederick Forsyth (1938), David Irving (1938), A. J. Cronin (1896), and Aubrey Beardsley (1872).