Walter Scott

1771 - 1832

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright, and historian. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Scott has received more than 2,212,495 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Walter Scott is the 127th most popular writer (down from 120th in 2019), the 90th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 75th in 2019) and the 13th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Walter Scott ranks 127 out of 5,794. Before him are Hafez, Federico García Lorca, Plautus, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Emily Brontë. After him are August Strindberg, E. T. A. Hoffmann, William Blake, Carlo Collodi, Kālidāsa, and Heinrich Böll.

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Among people born in 1771, Walter Scott ranks 1After him are Robert Owen, Richard Trevithick, Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen, Emperor Kōkaku, Antoine-Jean Gros, Julie Clary, Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark, Alois Senefelder, Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, Marie François Xavier Bichat, and Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg. Among people deceased in 1832, Walter Scott ranks 6Before him are Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Napoleon II, Jeremy Bentham, Jean-François Champollion, and Évariste Galois. After him are Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, Georges Cuvier, Jean-Baptiste Say, Muzio Clementi, Rasmus Rask, and Friedrich Kuhlau.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Walter Scott ranks 90 out of 6,924. Before him are Ringo Starr (1940), George Stephenson (1781), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), Emily Brontë (1818), Roger Moore (1927), and David Livingstone (1813). After him are Ian McKellen (1939), William Blake (1757), Maggie Smith (1934), Mary Boleyn (1499), J. M. W. Turner (1775), and Alex Ferguson (1941).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Walter Scott ranks 13Before him are Lord Byron (1788), Lewis Carroll (1832), Virginia Woolf (1882), Mary Shelley (1797), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), and Emily Brontë (1818). After him are William Blake (1757), Charlotte Brontë (1816), Aldous Huxley (1894), H. G. Wells (1866), Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), and John Milton (1608).