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William Collins

1721 - 1759

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William Collins (25 December 1721 – 12 June 1759) was an English poet. Second in influence only to Thomas Gray, he was an important poet of the middle decades of the 18th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Collins has received more than 24,142 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. William Collins is the 5,851st most popular writer, the 5,176th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 585th most popular British Writer.

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  • 24k

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  • 39.74

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  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.22

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.10

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, William Collins ranks 5,851 out of 5,755Before him are Ram Swarup, Dave Eggers, S. E. Hinton, Denise Levertov, Abby Mann, and Klas Östergren. After him are Zadie Smith, Dmitry Bykov, Ernest Cline, James Bowen, George Peele, and Naomi Novik.

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Among people born in 1721, William Collins ranks 22Before him are Anna Dorothea Therbusch, Francesco Sabatini, Roger Sherman, William Robertson, Benjamin Wilson, and Peyton Randolph.  Among people deceased in 1759, William Collins ranks 20Before him are Alamgir II, Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Ewald Christian von Kleist, Princess Elizabeth of Great Britain, Johann Gottfried Zinn, and Jacob Theodor Klein.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Collins ranks 5,176 out of 7,765Before him are Juliet Stevenson (1956), Bertie Auld (1938), Lysette Anthony (1963), Flora Finch (1867), Denise Levertov (1923), and Steve Ovett (1955). After him are David Harewood (1965), Zadie Smith (1975), George Eastham (1936), Mike Wilds (1946), Roger Taylor (1960), and David Hobbs (1939).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, William Collins ranks 585Before him are John Arden (1930), H. R. F. Keating (1926), Dan Abnett (1965), Brian Friel (1929), Bernice Rubens (1923), and Denise Levertov (1923). After him are Zadie Smith (1975), James Bowen (1979), George Peele (1556), Saunders Lewis (1893), Dannie Abse (1923), and R. S. Thomas (1913).