Thomas Wyatt

1503 - 1542

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Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503 – 11 October 1542) was a 16th-century English politician, ambassador, and lyric poet credited with introducing the sonnet to English literature. He was born at Allington Castle near Maidstone in Kent, though the family was originally from Yorkshire. His family adopted the Lancastrian side in the Wars of Roses. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Wyatt has received more than 12,271 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Thomas Wyatt is the 1,858th most popular writer (up from 1,859th in 2019), the 1,455th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,396th in 2019) and the 164th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Thomas Wyatt ranks 1,858 out of 5,794Before him are Niccolò de' Niccoli, Rómulo Gallegos, Herodas, Henrik Wergeland, Rolf Hochhuth, and Michel Leiris. After him are John of Ruusbroec, John of Ephesus, Menander Protector, Catherine of Bologna, Avitus of Vienne, and Dorothy Parker.

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Among people born in 1503, Thomas Wyatt ranks 13Before him are Henry II of Navarre, Anne of Bohemia and Hungary, John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma, Robert Estienne, and Gerolama Orsini. After him are Bartolomé Carranza, Augustin Hirschvogel, and Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski. Among people deceased in 1542, Thomas Wyatt ranks 9Before him are Catherine Howard, 2nd Dalai Lama, Hernando de Soto, Lapu-Lapu, Dosso Dossi, and Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford. After him are Peter Henlein, Diego de Almagro II, Girolamo Aleandro, Ludwig Senfl, Nikolaus Federmann, and Gasparo Contarini.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Wyatt ranks 1,455 out of 6,924Before him are Alfonso de Portago (1928), Peter Yates (1929), Jeremy Corbyn (1949), John Blow (1649), Frederick Delius (1862), and Mark Phillips (1948). After him are Angus Deaton (1945), Leonard Woolley (1880), Robert Darwin (1766), Reginald Pole (1500), Glenda Jackson (1936), and Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin (1914).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Thomas Wyatt ranks 164Before him are Michael Jackson (1942), David Ogilvy (1911), Patrick O'Brian (1914), James Herriot (1916), Edward Young (1683), and Arthur Machen (1863). After him are Christopher Isherwood (1904), Vera Brittain (1893), Peter Shaffer (1926), Clive Barker (1952), Anthony Trollope (1815), and Malcolm Lowry (1909).