William Wordsworth

1770 - 1850

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William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was an English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads (1798). Wordsworth's magnum opus is generally considered to be The Prelude, a semi-autobiographical poem of his early years that he revised and expanded a number of times. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Wordsworth has received more than 7,291,602 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). William Wordsworth is the 367th most popular writer (down from 274th in 2019), the 285th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 199th in 2019) and the 34th most popular Writer.

William Wordsworth is most famous for his 1798 poem "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey."

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Among writers, William Wordsworth ranks 367 out of 5,755Before him are Susan Sontag, Pär Lagerkvist, Alphonse Daudet, Anne Brontë, Henri Charrière, and Cyrano de Bergerac. After him are Romain Gary, Margaret Atwood, Joseph Roth, Henry James, Arthur de Gobineau, and Ken Follett.

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Among people born in 1770, William Wordsworth ranks 7Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Frederick William III of Prussia, Friedrich Hölderlin, Bertel Thorvaldsen, and Louis-Nicolas Davout. After him are François Gérard, Anton Reicha, Adam Jerzy Czartoryski, Princess Carolina of Parma, Louis-Gabriel Suchet, and Adam Johann von Krusenstern. Among people deceased in 1850, William Wordsworth ranks 4Before him are Honoré de Balzac, Louis Philippe I, and Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac. After him are Daoguang Emperor, Zachary Taylor, Báb, José de San Martín, Marie Tussaud, Frédéric Bastiat, Johann Heinrich von Thünen, and Louise of Orléans.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, William Wordsworth ranks 285 out of 7,765Before him are Daniel Craig (1968), Mordred (null), Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), Anne Brontë (1820), Cyrano de Bergerac (1619), and George Michael (1963). After him are William Ramsay (1852), Phil Collins (1951), Vanessa Redgrave (1937), Gary Oldman (1958), Ælla of Northumbria (800), and Ritchie Blackmore (1945).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, William Wordsworth ranks 34Before him are Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), C. S. Lewis (1898), Graham Greene (1904), John Keats (1795), Anne Brontë (1820), and Cyrano de Bergerac (1619). After him are Ken Follett (1949), George Eliot (1819), G. K. Chesterton (1874), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828), Christopher Marlowe (1564), and Enid Blyton (1897).