William Smith

1813 - 1893

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Sir William Smith (20 May 1813 – 7 October 1893) was an English lexicographer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Smith has received more than 150,298 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). William Smith is the 2,626th most popular writer (up from 2,701st in 2019), the 1,994th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,975th in 2019) and the 232nd most popular British Writer.

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  • 150k

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  • 63.56

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  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.39

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  • 2.67

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, William Smith ranks 2,626 out of 5,794Before him are Aleksander Fredro, Edvard Kocbek, Edith Pargeter, Jung Chang, Nikoloz Baratashvili, and John Banville. After him are Lev Kopelev, Joseph Delaney, Stefanie Zweig, Maksim Bahdanovič, Lois Lowry, and Waldemar Bonsels.

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Among people born in 1813, William Smith ranks 33Before him are Pierre Alphonse Laurent, Juan Pablo Duarte, Frederick Scott Archer, Matthias Castrén, Agostino Depretis, and Charles Blanc. After him are Adolph Kolping, Alexander Parkes, Ludwig Leichhardt, Karl, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Stephen Heller, and Carl Jaenisch. Among people deceased in 1893, William Smith ranks 35Before him are Alphonse Beau de Rochas, Rudolf Wolf, Alexander Cunningham, Nikolai Zverev, George Tupou I, and Manuel González Flores. After him are Matsudaira Katamori, Robert Cornelius, Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe, Antonio Ghislanzoni, Anton von Schmerling, and Jean Dufresne.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Smith ranks 1,994 out of 6,924Before him are Dua Lipa (1995), Æthelfrith (600), John William Draper (1811), Thomas Beecham (1879), Edith Pargeter (1913), and James Legge (1815). After him are Bill Foulkes (1932), Joseph Delaney (1945), June Whitfield (1925), Walter Clopton Wingfield (1833), Herbert Chapman (1878), and Frank P. Ramsey (1903).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, William Smith ranks 232Before him are Wilfred Owen (1893), Winston Graham (1908), Walter Pater (1839), Kay Parker (1944), Aelred of Rievaulx (1110), and Edith Pargeter (1913). After him are Joseph Delaney (1945), Lady Caroline Lamb (1785), Rupert Brooke (1887), Jack Higgins (1929), Philip Kerr (1956), and Christopher Robin Milne (1920).