William Beckford

1760 - 1844

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William Thomas Beckford (29 September 1760 – 2 May 1844) was an English novelist, art collector, patron of decorative art, critic, travel writer, plantation owner and for some time politician. He was reputed at one stage to be England's richest commoner. The son of William Beckford and Maria Hamilton, daughter of the Hon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Beckford has received more than 11,944 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). William Beckford is the 2,226th most popular writer (down from 1,920th in 2019), the 1,702nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,444th in 2019) and the 197th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, William Beckford ranks 2,226 out of 5,794Before him are Fritz Leiber, Ariwara no Narihira, Karel Hynek Mácha, Hendrik Conscience, Stefan Żeromski, and J.-H. Rosny aîné. After him are Albert Robida, Antimachus, Eugène Marin Labiche, Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths, Judith Kerr, and Isabella di Morra.

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Among people born in 1760, William Beckford ranks 16Before him are Alexandre de Beauharnais, August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein, Jan Ladislav Dussek, Johann Peter Hebel, and Aloysia Weber. After him are Jean-François Le Sueur, Georg Franz Hoffmann, Leandro Fernández de Moratín, Akbar II, Olof Swartz, and Moritz Balthasar Borkhausen. Among people deceased in 1844, William Beckford ranks 19Before him are Charles Nodier, Jernej Kopitar, Princess Luisa Carlotta of Naples and Sicily, Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia, Henri Gatien Bertrand, and Princess Cecilia of Sweden. After him are Jean-Baptiste Drouet, Comte d'Erlon, Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, Jacques Laffitte, Marie Harel, Francis Baily, and Yevgeny Baratynsky.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Beckford ranks 1,702 out of 6,924Before him are Stuart Lewis-Evans (1930), Karen Armstrong (1944), Phil Lynott (1949), Matthew Flinders (1774), Hugh Hudson (1936), and James Fox (1939). After him are George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608), Tom Hiddleston (1981), Paul W. S. Anderson (1965), Herbert James Draper (1863), Princess Augusta of Great Britain (1737), and Paul Bettany (1971).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, William Beckford ranks 197Before him are Taliesin (518), Kenneth Grahame (1859), George Whitefield (1714), Anna Sewell (1820), John Wyndham (1903), and Karen Armstrong (1944). After him are James Boswell (1740), Frederick Marryat (1792), Dick Francis (1920), David Gemmell (1948), Rebecca West (1892), and Nevil Shute (1899).