William Robertson Smith

1846 - 1894

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William Robertson Smith (8 November 1846 – 31 March 1894) was a Scottish orientalist, Old Testament scholar, professor of divinity, and minister of the Free Church of Scotland. He was an editor of the Encyclopædia Britannica and contributor to the Encyclopaedia Biblica. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Robertson Smith has received more than 80,235 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). William Robertson Smith is the 2,759th most popular writer (up from 2,825th in 2019), the 2,077th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,074th in 2019) and the 242nd most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, William Robertson Smith ranks 2,759 out of 5,794Before him are Ricarda Huch, Phlegon of Tralles, Elbert Hubbard, Nikolay Nosov, Thomas Corneille, and Nima Yooshij. After him are Vladimir Voinovich, Praxilla, V. C. Andrews, Antun Vrančić, Géza Gárdonyi, and Artur Lundkvist.

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Among people born in 1846, William Robertson Smith ranks 50Before him are Ottomar Anschütz, Count Kasimir Felix Badeni, F. H. Bradley, Luigi Denza, Amalie Skram, and Nikolai Yaroshenko. After him are Carlo Cafiero, Raoul Pictet, Charles Stewart Parnell, Carlos Pellegrini, Heinrich XXII, Prince Reuss of Greiz, and Seth Carlo Chandler. Among people deceased in 1894, William Robertson Smith ranks 38Before him are Charles Augustus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Alexander von Middendorff, Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia, Władysław Czartoryski, Walter Pater, and Princess Amalie of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. After him are Pavel Yablochkov, Juventino Rosas, Marietta Alboni, Auguste Vaillant, Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz, and William Waddington.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Robertson Smith ranks 2,077 out of 6,924Before him are Ken Annakin (1914), Edmund Kean (1787), Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox (1516), Alfred Fowler (1868), Luke Evans (1979), and Stephen Rea (1946). After him are Neil Tennant (1954), Millicent Fawcett (1847), John Haigh (1909), Pieter de Molijn (1595), Robert Chambers (1802), and John Hadley (1682).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, William Robertson Smith ranks 242Before him are Jack Higgins (1929), Philip Kerr (1956), Christopher Robin Milne (1920), E. Nesbit (1858), Thor Vilhjálmsson (1925), and Ford Madox Ford (1873). After him are Robert Chambers (1802), Sister Nivedita (1867), Charles Lamb (1775), Caroline Graham (1931), Sarah Fuller Flower Adams (1805), and A. S. Byatt (1936).