William Congreve

1670 - 1729

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William Congreve (24 January 1670 – 19 January 1729) was an English playwright and poet of the Restoration period. He is known for his clever, satirical dialogue and influence on the comedy of manners style of that period. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Congreve has received more than 635,968 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). William Congreve is the 3,229th most popular writer (up from 3,286th in 2019), the 2,414th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,389th in 2019) and the 287th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, William Congreve ranks 3,229 out of 5,794Before him are Luigi Capuana, Simin Behbahani, Edgar Hilsenrath, Philippe Jaccottet, Edwin Arnold, and Sarah Kirsch. After him are Mohammad-Taqi Bahar, Siegfried Sassoon, Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, Eugène Burnouf, Filippo Buonaccorsi, and Leslie Stephen.

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Among people born in 1670, William Congreve ranks 18Before him are Gustav, Duke of Zweibrücken, Zheng Keshuang, Maria Margaretha Kirch, Domenico Trezzini, Turlough O'Carolan, and Olof Celsius. After him are Banda Singh Bahadur and Anna Sophie of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. Among people deceased in 1729, William Congreve ranks 13Before him are Jean Meslier, Johann David Heinichen, John Ernest IV, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Samuel Clarke, John William III, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach, and Louis Antoine de Noailles. After him are Count Palatine Joseph Charles of Sulzbach, Ernst Ludwig II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, and Richard Steele.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Congreve ranks 2,414 out of 6,924Before him are Lindsay Kemp (1938), Jamie Oliver (1975), John Machin (1680), Fish (1958), Edwin Arnold (1832), and Bernard Freyberg, 1st Baron Freyberg (1889). After him are Gerald of Wales (1146), Siegfried Sassoon (1886), Graham Nash (1942), Ian Bannen (1928), Mick Box (1947), and Henry Irving (1838).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, William Congreve ranks 287Before him are Renée Vivien (1877), Josephine Tey (1896), Penelope Fitzgerald (1916), Rosemary Sutcliff (1920), Andrew Marvell (1621), and Edwin Arnold (1832). After him are Siegfried Sassoon (1886), Leslie Stephen (1832), Gertrude Jekyll (1843), Nancy Mitford (1904), Mary Norton (1903), and William Langland (1332).