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 3,673,146 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Thomas Hardy is the 583rd most popular writer (up from 599th in 2019), the 437th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 58th 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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Among writers, Thomas Hardy ranks 583 out of 5,794Before him are William McMaster Murdoch, Adam de la Halle, Walter Raleigh, Juana Inés de la Cruz, Walther von der Vogelweide, and Edward Bernays. After him are Oliver Sacks, Denis of Portugal, Eugene O'Neill, Aulus Gellius, Demetrius Vikelas, and Alexander Herzen.

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Among people born in 1840, Thomas Hardy ranks 16Before him are Carlota of Mexico, Crazy Horse, Edward Drinker Cope, John Boyd Dunlop, Carl Menger, and Father Damien. After him are August Bebel, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Hiram Maxim, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Edward Whymper, and Hans Makart. Among people deceased in 1928, Thomas Hardy ranks 9Before him are Wilhelm Wien, Leoš Janáček, Max Scheler, Maria Feodorovna, Emmeline Pankhurst, and Édouard-Henri Avril. After him are Pyotr Wrangel, Theodore William Richards, Johannes Fibiger, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Loie Fuller, and Franz Stuck.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Hardy ranks 437 out of 6,924Before him are Robert II of Scotland (1316), William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Isaac Barrow (1631), Walter Raleigh (1554), John Dowland (1563), and James IV of Scotland (1473). After him are Edgar the Peaceful (943), Erasmus Darwin (1731), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Sid Vicious (1957), Oliver Sacks (1933), and William Adams (1564).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Thomas Hardy ranks 58Before him are A. J. Cronin (1896), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772), Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), Samuel Butler (1835), William McMaster Murdoch (1873), and Walter Raleigh (1554). After him are Oliver Sacks (1933), Anthony Burgess (1917), John le Carré (1931), Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), and Christopher Tolkien (1924).