Walter Besant

1836 - 1901

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Sir Walter Besant (14 August 1836 – 9 June 1901) was an English novelist and historian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Besant has received more than 103,990 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Walter Besant is the 6,481st most popular writer (down from 5,906th in 2019), the 5,727th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 5,362nd in 2019) and the 654th most popular British Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 100k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 40.75

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.78

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

History of London
Autobiography of Sir Walter Besant
Blind love
Fiction, Secret societies, Married women
Fine bindings, History, Social life and customs
All sorts and conditions of men
Fiction, Poor, Philanthropists
Description, Description and travel, History

Page views of Walter Besants by language

Over the past year Walter Besant has had the most page views in the with 12,555 views, followed by Spanish (1,467), and German (865). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hebrew (85.93%), Persian (52.99%), and Malayalam (46.67%)


Among writers, Walter Besant ranks 6,481 out of 7,302Before him are Beverly Cleary, Fatou Diome, Mark Akenside, Sabine Baring-Gould, Marc Connelly, and Rohinton Mistry. After him are Saroo Brierley, Eva Ström, Renate Dorrestein, Arvi Pohjanpää, Volodymyr Vakulenko, and Angus Wilson.

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Among people born in 1836, Walter Besant ranks 79Before him are Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Adolf Schwarz, Justiniano Borgoño, Pablo Arosemena, Tekle Giyorgis II, and Joseph Smit. After him is Russell A. Alger. Among people deceased in 1901, Walter Besant ranks 97Before him are Victor Thibault, Lorenzo Snow, Albrecht Weber, John Owen, John Stainer, and Shah Jahan Begum of Bhopal. After him is Hiram Rhodes Revels.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Walter Besant ranks 5,727 out of 8,785Before him are Mark Akenside (1721), Tomm Moore (1977), Ian St John (1938), Sabine Baring-Gould (1834), Peter Westbury (1938), and Valerie Leon (1943). After him are John Bright (1811), Billy Fury (1940), John Ballance (1839), Mason Greenwood (2001), Thelma Hopkins (1936), and Paul Cavanagh (1888).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Walter Besant ranks 654Before him are Conn Iggulden (1971), Saunders Lewis (1893), David Seidler (1937), John Suckling (1609), Mark Akenside (1721), and Sabine Baring-Gould (1834). After him are Angus Wilson (1913), Felicia Hemans (1793), John Arden (1930), Jasper Fforde (1961), George MacDonald Fraser (1925), and John Lydgate (1370).