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William Dalrymple

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William Benedict Hamilton-Dalrymple (born 20 March 1965) is a Delhi-based Scottish historian and art historian, as well as a curator, photographer, broadcaster and critic. He is also one of the co-founders and co-directors of the world's largest writers' festival, the annual Jaipur Literature Festival.His books have won numerous awards and prizes, including the Wolfson Prize for History, the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, the Hemingway, the Kapuściński, the Arthur Ross Medal of the US Council on Foreign Relations, the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award. He has been five times longlisted and once shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for non-fiction and was a Finalist for the Cundill Prize for History. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Dalrymple has received more than 15,505 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). William Dalrymple is the 435th most popular historian (down from 340th in 2019), the 6,592nd most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 60th most popular British Historian.

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Among historians, William Dalrymple ranks 435 out of 339Before him are Bernard Bailyn, Peeter Järvelaid, Soner Cagaptay, Victor Davis Hanson, Adrian Goldsworthy, and Michael Wood. After him are Rémi Mathis.

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Among people born in 1965, William Dalrymple ranks 784Before him are Lynn Shelton, Camille Coduri, Kazuya Igarashi, Seema Biswas, Patty Fendick, and Sunetra Gupta. After him are John Ratcliffe, Milind Soman, Ronit Roy, Hans-Peter Pohl, Manvendra Singh Gohil, and Gordon Durie.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Dalrymple ranks 6,592 out of 7,765Before him are Darius Vassell (1980), Roy Aitken (1958), Aaron Hughes (1979), Carlton Cole (1983), Fran Healy (1973), and Ross Turnbull (1985). After him are Abdullah bin Mutaib Al Saud (1984), Oli McBurnie (1996), Shelley Conn (1976), Jem (1975), David Lidington (1956), and Milind Soman (1965).

Among HISTORIANS In United Kingdom

Among historians born in United Kingdom, William Dalrymple ranks 60Before him are Iain Pears (1955), Mark Mazower (1958), Jan Morris (1926), Richard Bauckham (1946), Adrian Goldsworthy (1969), and Michael Wood (1948).

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