Thomas Malory

1405 - 1471

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Sir Thomas Malory (c. 1415 – 14 March 1471) was an English writer, the author or compiler of Le Morte d'Arthur, the classic English-language chronicle of the Arthurian legend, published by William Caxton in 1485. Malory's identity has never been confirmed, but the likeliest candidate is Sir Thomas Malory of Newbold Revel in Warwickshire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Malory has received more than 684,187 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Thomas Malory is the 788th most popular writer (up from 931st in 2019), the 623rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 702nd in 2019) and the 82nd most popular British Writer.

Thomas Malory is most famous for writing the Morte d'Arthur, a compilation of tales about King Arthur and his knights.

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Among writers, Thomas Malory ranks 788 out of 5,794Before him are Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, Jens Peter Jacobsen, Franz Grillparzer, H. Rider Haggard, James Brendan Connolly, and A. A. Milne. After him are L. Frank Baum, Arthur Adamov, Joseph Murphy, Edmond de Goncourt, Sinclair Lewis, and Leconte de Lisle.

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Among people born in 1405, Thomas Malory ranks 5Before him are Skanderbeg, Pope Pius II, Gilles de Rais, and John II of Castile. After him are Sophia of Halshany, Ulugh Muhammad, and Maria of Trebizond. Among people deceased in 1471, Thomas Malory ranks 7Before him are Henry VI of England, Pope Paul II, Thomas à Kempis, Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales, George of Poděbrady, and Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy. After him are Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, Frederick II, Elector of Brandenburg, João Gonçalves Zarco, Emperor Go-Hanazono, Borso d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, and Antonio Beccadelli.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Malory ranks 623 out of 6,924Before him are Gladwyn Jebb (1900), Saint Malachy (1094), H. Rider Haggard (1856), Tim Curry (1946), Thomas Cranmer (1489), and A. A. Milne (1882). After him are Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784), Edgar Wallace (1875), William Oughtred (1574), Leslie Howard (1893), Wilkie Collins (1824), and Henry the Young King (1155).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Thomas Malory ranks 82Before him are Henry Fielding (1707), Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809), Samuel Richardson (1689), Ian McEwan (1948), H. Rider Haggard (1856), and A. A. Milne (1882). After him are Edgar Wallace (1875), Wilkie Collins (1824), David Irving (1938), John Fowles (1926), Ann Radcliffe (1764), and Ernest Thompson Seton (1860).