William Makepeace Thackeray

1811 - 1863

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William Makepeace Thackeray (; 18 July 1811 – 24 December 1863) was an English novelist, author and illustrator, who was born in India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Makepeace Thackeray has received more than 1,151,903 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). William Makepeace Thackeray is the 423rd most popular writer (up from 499th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from India (up from 48th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Indian Writer.

William Makepeace Thackeray is most famous for his satirical novel Vanity Fair, which is a fictional account of the lives of the upper class in England during the Napoleonic era.

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Among writers, William Makepeace Thackeray ranks 423 out of 5,794. Before him are Traudl Junge, Thomas Wolfe, Thomas Bernhard, André Maurois, Osamu Dazai, and G. K. Chesterton. After him are Phaedrus, Lactantius, Fausto Cercignani, Mika Waltari, Percy Fawcett, and Alfred de Musset.

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Among people born in 1811, William Makepeace Thackeray ranks 7Before him are Franz Liszt, Napoleon II, Évariste Galois, Théophile Gautier, Isaac Singer, and Urbain Le Verrier. After him are Maximilian II of Bavaria, Robert Bunsen, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louis Blanc, Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and Vissarion Belinsky. Among people deceased in 1863, William Makepeace Thackeray ranks 4Before him are Eugène Delacroix, Jacob Grimm, and Frederick VII of Denmark. After him are Alfred de Vigny, Solomon Northup, Horace Vernet, Sa'id of Egypt, Jakob Steiner, Johann Karl Ehrenfried Kegel, Christian Friedrich Hebbel, and Natalia Pushkina.

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In India

Among people born in India, William Makepeace Thackeray ranks 37 out of 1,227. Before him are C. V. Raman (1888), Salman Khan (1965), Mahavira (-599), Aishwarya Rai (1973), Jahangir (1569), and Amartya Sen (1933). After him are Aryabhata (476), Swami Vivekananda (1863), Bhāskara II (1114), Tulsidas (1532), Valmiki (-80), and Julie Christie (1940).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, William Makepeace Thackeray ranks 5Before him are George Orwell (1903), Rabindranath Tagore (1861), Rudyard Kipling (1865), and Kālidāsa (400). After him are Tulsidas (1532), Valmiki (-80), Ghalib (1797), Salman Rushdie (1947), Premchand (1880), Vātsyāyana (300), and Meera (1498).