William Davenant

1606 - 1668

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Sir William Davenant (baptised 3 March 1606 – 7 April 1668), also spelled D'Avenant, was an English poet and playwright. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Davenant has received more than 144,110 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. William Davenant is the 4,269th most popular writer (down from 3,832nd in 2019), the 3,237th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,856th in 2019) and the 385th most popular British Writer.

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  • 2.92

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Among writers, William Davenant ranks 4,269 out of 5,794Before him are Willem Bilderdijk, Vitaly Bianki, Fran Levstik, Brian Herbert, Henry Roth, and Sax Rohmer. After him are Suzanne Lilar, Thea Beckman, John D. MacDonald, Félicien Marceau, Bedros Tourian, and Shirley Ann Grau.

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Among people born in 1606, William Davenant ranks 14Before him are Joachim von Sandrart, Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Nicolas Mignard, Lorenzo Lippi, Christoph Bernhard von Galen, and Frang Bardhi.  Among people deceased in 1668, William Davenant ranks 4Before him are Philips Wouwerman, Magdalene Sibylle of Saxony, and Nicolas Mignard. After him is Vassili Poyarkov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Davenant ranks 3,237 out of 6,924Before him are Biff Byford (1951), William Huskisson (1770), Kaya Scodelario (1992), Gwendoline Christie (1978), William John Swainson (1789), and Sax Rohmer (1883). After him are Gwen John (1876), Henry Cooper (1934), Mary F. Lyon (1925), Dave Charlton (1936), Ashley Cole (1980), and William John Burchell (1781).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, William Davenant ranks 385Before him are Lucy Hawking (1969), Thomas Dekker (1572), Anita Brookner (1928), Aneirin (525), John Mawe (1764), and Sax Rohmer (1883). After him are Cynewulf (900), Grey Owl (1888), William McGonagall (1825), Margery Allingham (1904), Bruno Heller (1960), and Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835).