William Dunbar

1460 - 1520

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William Dunbar (born 1459 or 1460 – died by 1530) was a Scottish makar poet active in the late fifteenth century and the early sixteenth century. He was closely associated with the court of King James IV and produced a large body of work in Scots distinguished by its great variation in themes and literary styles. He was likely a native of East Lothian, as assumed from a satirical reference in The Flyting of Dumbar and Kennedie. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Dunbar has received more than 119,837 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). William Dunbar is the 2,138th most popular religious figure (down from 1,902nd in 2019), the 4,293rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,692nd in 2019) and the 95th most popular British Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, William Dunbar ranks 2,138 out of 2,272Before him are Nicetas I of Constantinople, Mary MacKillop, Chris Gueffroy, Dieudonné Nzapalainga, Seán Brady, and Justin Francis Rigali. After him are John Carroll, Charles Coughlin, Ricardo Vidal, Alvin Sargent, Joseph Serge Miot, and Tris Speaker.

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Among people born in 1460, William Dunbar ranks 27Before him are Johann Froben, Rodrigo de Bastidas, Svante Nilsson, Catherine of Foix, Countess of Candale, Eric Trolle, and Thomas Linacre.  Among people deceased in 1520, William Dunbar ranks 12Before him are Pier Gerlofs Donia, Cuitláhuac, Kunigunde of Austria, Sten Sture the Younger, Agostino Chigi, and Ippolito d'Este.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, William Dunbar ranks 4,293 out of 6,924Before him are Joseph Thomson (1858), Ernest Townsend (1880), Philippa York (1958), Charles Hutton (1737), Laura Haddock (1985), and Samuel Arnold (1740). After him are Michelle Ryan (1984), Bob Bell (1958), Lennox Berkeley (1903), James Gibbs (1682), Leslie Johnson (1912), and Kate O'Mara (1939).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, William Dunbar ranks 95Before him are J. I. Packer (1926), George Abbot (1562), Dolly Pentreath (1692), Vincent Nichols (1945), John Ogilvie (1579), and Alkmund of Derby (800). After him are Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800), Jonathan Sacks (1948), Cahal Daly (1917), and Andrew Flintoff (1977).