William Wordsworth

1770 - 1850

William Wordsworth

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 4,973,963 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 464th most popular writer.

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Among writers, William Wordsworth ranks 461 out of 4,883Before him are Attar of Nishapur, Octavio Paz, Athenaeus, Laurence Sterne, Boris Vian, and Sándor Petőfi. After him are Natsume Sōseki, Margaret Atwood, Sidney Sheldon, Shams Tabrizi, Saint Naum, and Paul Claudel.

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Among people born in 1770, William Wordsworth ranks 7Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Friedrich Hölderlin, Frederick William III of Prussia, Bertel Thorvaldsen, and Louis-Nicolas Davout. After him are Louis-Gabriel Suchet, François Gérard, Adam Jerzy Czartoryski, Manuel Belgrano, Ferdinando Carulli, and Pierre Cambronne. Among people deceased in 1850, William Wordsworth ranks 9Before him are Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, Báb, José de San Martín, Marie Tussaud, Daoguang Emperor, and Zachary Taylor. After him are Louise of Orléans, Frédéric Bastiat, Lin Zexu, Robert Peel, Johann Heinrich von Thünen, and Germain Henri Hess.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Wordsworth ranks 346 out of 5,347Before him are Angela Lansbury (1925), John Everett Millais (1829), George Michael (1963), John Knox (1514), Frederick Soddy (1877), and Ælla of Northumbria (800). After him are William Ewart Gladstone (1809), Enid Blyton (1897), John Bowlby (1907), Ian McShane (1942), Nicholas Winton (1909), and Mary of Teck (1867).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, William Wordsworth ranks 44Before him are Harold Pinter (1930), John Galsworthy (1867), Alexander Pope (1688), J. M. Barrie (1860), Ken Follett (1949), and Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828). After him are Enid Blyton (1897), Daphne du Maurier (1907), Thomas Paine (1737), Anthony Burgess (1917), D. H. Lawrence (1885), and George Eliot (1819).