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Thomas Traherne

1636 - 1674

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Thomas Traherne (; 1636 or 1637 – c. 27 September 1674) was an English poet, Anglican cleric, theologian, and religious writer. The intense, scholarly spirituality in his writings has led to his being commemorated by some parts of the Anglican Communion on 10 October (the anniversary of his burial in 1674) or on 27 September. The work for which Traherne is best known today is the Centuries of Meditations, a collection of short paragraphs in which he reflects on Christian life and ministry, philosophy, happiness, desire and childhood. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Traherne has received more than 186,283 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Thomas Traherne is the 5,292nd most popular writer (down from 4,926th in 2019), the 4,230th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,095th in 2019) and the 472nd most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Thomas Traherne ranks 5,292 out of 5,755Before him are Miguel Mihura, José Carlos Somoza, Anton Donchev, Giorgio Faletti, Horacio Guarany, and Bibi Torriani. After him are Ha Jin, George Borrow, Diomidis Kyriakos, Carsten Jensen, Mathias Énard, and Jaroslav Kvapil.

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Among people born in 1636, Thomas Traherne ranks 15Before him are Edward Colston, Ferdinand Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern, Nikolai Spathari, Charles de La Fosse, Melchiorre Cafà, and Gregório de Matos.  Among people deceased in 1674, Thomas Traherne ranks 19Before him are Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, Hu Zhengyan, Kanō Tan'yū, Karel Škréta, and Robert Herrick.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Traherne ranks 4,230 out of 7,765Before him are Ronald Rawson (1892), Jon Amiel (1948), Sheila Hancock (1933), Ann Todd (1907), Paul Ince (1967), and Ron Flockhart (1923). After him are Dave Finlay (1958), George Borrow (1803), Charlotte Riley (1981), Ian Hodder (1948), Laura Haddock (1985), and Danny Welbeck (1990).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Thomas Traherne ranks 472Before him are Joanne Harris (1964), Antonia Fraser (1932), Ian McDonald (1960), Charles Mackay (1814), John Marston (1576), and John of Worcester (1100). After him are George Borrow (1803), James Herbert (1943), Philippa Pearce (1920), Leigh Hunt (1784), David Mitchell (1969), and Isaac D'Israeli (1766).