William Morris

1834 - 1896

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William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was a British textile designer, poet, artist, novelist, translator and socialist activist associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement. He was a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Morris has received more than 2,850,675 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). William Morris is the 7th most popular designer, the 255th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 236th in 2019) and the most popular British Designer.

William Morris was a socialist activist, poet, artist, and craftsman. He is most famous for his work in the Arts and Crafts Movement, which he founded with John Ruskin and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

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Among designers, William Morris ranks 7 out of 87Before him are Steve Jobs, Antonio Stradivari, Ferdinand Porsche, Giorgio Armani, Peter Carl Fabergé, and Gianni Versace. After him are Thomas Andrews, Gerrit Rietveld, László Moholy-Nagy, Aldus Manutius, Michael Thonet, and Georg Elser.

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Among people born in 1834, William Morris ranks 5Before him are Dmitri Mendeleev, Edgar Degas, Gottlieb Daimler, and Ernst Haeckel. After him are John Venn, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Duchess Helene in Bavaria, Léon Walras, August Weismann, Amilcare Ponchielli, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Among people deceased in 1896, William Morris ranks 6Before him are Alfred Nobel, Paul Verlaine, Clara Schumann, Anton Bruckner, and Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria. After him are Otto Lilienthal, August Kekulé, Hippolyte Fizeau, John Everett Millais, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Naser al-Din Shah Qajar.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Morris ranks 255 out of 6,924Before him are J. M. Barrie (1860), Jimmy Page (1944), Tristan (535), Tim Berners-Lee (1955), Phil Collins (1951), and Bede (672). After him are Henry Moore (1898), Sting (1951), Alcuin (735), Alan Parker (1944), Harold Godwinson (1022), and Peter Higgs (1929).

Among DESIGNERS In United Kingdom

Among designers born in United Kingdom, William Morris ranks 1After him are Thomas Andrews (1873), Thomas Chippendale (1718), Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868), Alexander McQueen (1969), Josiah Wedgwood (1730), Beau Brummell (1778), John Baskerville (1706), Laura Ashley (1925), Storm Thorgerson (1944), Yvonne Blake (1940), and Jony Ive (1967).