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 6,645,114 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). William Wordsworth is the 274th most popular writer (up from 461st in 2019), the 199th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 346th in 2019) and the 30th most popular British 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 274 out of 5,794Before him are Shota Rustaveli, Amos Oz, Fuzûlî, Carlos Castaneda, Friedrich Hölderlin, and Peter Drucker. After him are Adam Mickiewicz, Paul Valéry, Jordanes, Karl May, Alice Munro, and Primo Levi.

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Among people born in 1770, William Wordsworth ranks 5Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Frederick William III of Prussia, and Friedrich Hölderlin. After him are Bertel Thorvaldsen, Louis-Nicolas Davout, François Gérard, Adam Jerzy Czartoryski, Manuel Belgrano, Louis-Gabriel Suchet, and Anton Reicha. 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 Báb, Zachary Taylor, Daoguang Emperor, Marie Tussaud, José de San Martín, Louise of Orléans, Frédéric Bastiat, and Lin Zexu.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, William Wordsworth ranks 199 out of 6,924Before him are Henry I of England (1068), Henry Morgan (1635), John Logie Baird (1888), Laurence Olivier (1907), Ben Kingsley (1943), and Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (1846). After him are Arnold J. Toynbee (1889), Stan Laurel (1890), Jason Statham (1967), Harold Wilson (1916), Henrietta of England (1644), and James V of Scotland (1512).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, William Wordsworth ranks 30Before him are William Golding (1911), Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), Ian Fleming (1908), Terry Pratchett (1948), John Keats (1795), and Robert Burns (1759). After him are Anna Wintour (1949), Anne Brontë (1820), J. K. Rowling (1965), Christopher Marlowe (1564), John Donne (1572), and J. M. Barrie (1860).