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Walter Scott

1771 - 1832

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832), was a Scottish historian, novelist, poet, and playwright. Many of his works remain classics of European and Scottish literature, notably the novels Ivanhoe (1819), Rob Roy (1817), Waverley (1814), Old Mortality (1816), The Heart of Mid-Lothian (1818), and The Bride of Lammermoor (1819), along with the narrative poems Marmion (1808) and The Lady of the Lake (1810). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Scott has received more than 3,138,792 page views. Her biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia. Walter Scott is the 129th most popular writer (down from 127th in 2019), the 91st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 89th in 2019) and the 12th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Walter Scott ranks 129 out of 5,755Before her are Matsuo Bashō, Jean Cocteau, Apuleius, H. P. Lovecraft, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Haruki Murakami. After her are Guy de Maupassant, August Strindberg, Carlo Collodi, Günter Grass, Charles Baudelaire, and Rudyard Kipling.

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Among people born in 1771, Walter Scott ranks 1After her are Robert Owen, Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen, Richard Trevithick, Emperor Kōkaku, Antoine-Jean Gros, Julie Clary, Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg, Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark, Alois Senefelder, and Jean-Andoche Junot. Among people deceased in 1832, Walter Scott ranks 5Before her are Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Napoleon II, Jean-François Champollion, and Jeremy Bentham. After her are Évariste Galois, Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, Georges Cuvier, Jean-Baptiste Say, Muzio Clementi, Rasmus Rask, and Princess Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Walter Scott ranks 91 out of 7,765Before her are Edward Heath (1916), Edward I of England (1239), Edward V of England (1470), Alan Rickman (1946), Roger Bacon (1220), and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850). After her are Guy Fawkes (1570), Robert Owen (1771), Edward VIII (1894), Jane Seymour (1508), George V (1865), and William Harvey (1578).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Walter Scott ranks 12Before her are Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), Daniel Defoe (1660), Virginia Woolf (1882), Lewis Carroll (1832), Mary Shelley (1797), and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850). After her are Charlotte Brontë (1816), William Blake (1757), H. G. Wells (1866), Aldous Huxley (1894), Emily Brontë (1818), and Ian Fleming (1908).