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Thomas Linacre

1460 - 1524

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Thomas Linacre or Lynaker ( LIN-ə-kər; c. 1460 – 20 October 1524) was an English humanist scholar and physician, after whom Linacre College, Oxford, and Linacre House, a boys' boarding house at The King's School, Canterbury, were named.Linacre was more of a scholar than a scientific investigator. It is difficult to judge his practical skill in his profession, but it was highly esteemed in his own day. He took no part in political or theological questions, but his career as a scholar was characteristic of the critical period in the history of learning through which he lived.He was one of the first Englishmen to study Greek, in Italy, and brought back to his native country and his own university the lessons of the "New Learning". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Linacre has received more than 98,695 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Thomas Linacre is the 5,734th most popular writer (down from 4,609th in 2019), the 4,957th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,609th in 2019) and the 555th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Thomas Linacre ranks 5,734 out of 5,755Before him are Vigdis Hjorth, Máirtín Ó Cadhain, Antjie Krog, Brigitte Kronauer, Charles Eastman, and Nicole Krauss. After him are Charles Olson, Joan D. Vinge, Christina Hoff Sommers, Dora Marsden, Linda Maria Baros, and Lady Charlotte Guest.

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Among people born in 1460, Thomas Linacre ranks 30Before him are Georges d'Amboise, Antoine Brumel, Catherine of Foix, Countess of Candale, Eric Trolle, John Skelton, and William Dunbar.  Among people deceased in 1524, Thomas Linacre ranks 19Before him are Tang Yin, Catherine of Saxony, Archduchess of Austria, Johann von Staupitz, Cristóbal de Olid, Ğazı I Giray, and Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Linacre ranks 4,957 out of 7,765Before him are Nigel Lawson (1932), Mel Smith (1952), Bartholomew Gosnold (1572), Francis Walker (1809), Passenger (1984), and John Stainer (1840). After him are Clive Brook (1887), Perry McCarthy (1961), Clare Higgins (1955), Rupert Penry-Jones (1970), Stephen Mangan (1968), and Jermain Defoe (1982).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Thomas Linacre ranks 555Before him are Stella Gibbons (1902), Susan Hill (1942), Joanna Baillie (1762), Brian Jacques (1939), Sheila Jeffreys (1948), and Dorothy Richardson (1873). After him are Dora Marsden (1882), Lady Charlotte Guest (1812), Frances Wright (1795), Chris Claremont (1950), Jeff Noon (1957), and Mary Lamb (1764).