Redcross Literary Demography
Overview: Writers in the Profile Index

The profiles assembled are broadly representative of writers active between 1579 and 1830; many were only occasional poets or critics. Catagories like "lawyer," "secretary," and "schoolmaster" include a number of more specific occupations and statuses. Writers may appear in more than one category (Spenser is counted as both "English" and "Irish").



Date of
Birth
 before
1570
1571
1580
1581
1590
1591
1600
1601
1610
1611
1620
1621
1630
1631
1640
1641
1650
1651
1660
1661
1670
1671
1680
1681
1690
1691
1700
1701
1710
1711
1720
1721
1730
1731
1740
1741
1750
1751
1760
1761
1770
1771
1780
1781
1790
1791
1800
after
1800
All Records:784131181825261210151627323645406876988278718110738
English:0000000000000000000000000
Scottish:0000000000000000000000000
Irish:0000000000000000000000000
American:0000000000000000000000000
  before
1570
1571
1580
1581
1590
1591
1600
1601
1610
1611
1620
1621
1630
1631
1640
1641
1650
1651
1660
1661
1670
1671
1680
1681
1690
1691
1700
1701
1710
1711
1720
1721
1730
1731
1740
1741
1750
1751
1760
1761
1770
1771
1780
1781
1790
1791
1800
after
1800
Anglican:0000000000000000000000000
Presbyterian:0000000000000000000000000
Catholic:0000000000000000000000000
Episcopalian:0000000000000000000000000
Quaker:0000000000000000000000000
  before
1570
1571
1580
1581
1590
1591
1600
1601
1610
1611
1620
1621
1630
1631
1640
1641
1650
1651
1660
1661
1670
1671
1680
1681
1690
1691
1700
1701
1710
1711
1720
1721
1730
1731
1740
1741
1750
1751
1760
1761
1770
1771
1780
1781
1790
1791
1800
after
1800
woman writer:0000000000000000000000000
clergyman:0000000000000000000000000
lawyer:0000000000000000000000000
physician:0000000000000000000000000
courtier:0000000000000000000000000
  before
1570
1571
1580
1581
1590
1591
1600
1601
1610
1611
1620
1621
1630
1631
1640
1641
1650
1651
1660
1661
1670
1671
1680
1681
1690
1691
1700
1701
1710
1711
1720
1721
1730
1731
1740
1741
1750
1751
1760
1761
1770
1771
1780
1781
1790
1791
1800
after
1800
schoolmaster:0000000000000000000000000
tutor:0000000000000000000000000
secretary:0000000000000000000000000
book trade:0000000000000000000000000
journalist:0000000000000000000000000
  before
1570
1571
1580
1581
1590
1591
1600
1601
1610
1611
1620
1621
1630
1631
1640
1641
1650
1651
1660
1661
1670
1671
1680
1681
1690
1691
1700
1701
1710
1711
1720
1721
1730
1731
1740
1741
1750
1751
1760
1761
1770
1771
1780
1781
1790
1791
1800
after
1800
military:0000000000000000000000000
artisan:0000000000000000000000000
laborer:0000000000000000000000000
merchant:0000000000000000000000000
antiquary:0000000000000000000000000
  before
1570
1571
1580
1581
1590
1591
1600
1601
1610
1611
1620
1621
1630
1631
1640
1641
1650
1651
1660
1661
1670
1671
1680
1681
1690
1691
1700
1701
1710
1711
1720
1721
1730
1731
1740
1741
1750
1751
1760
1761
1770
1771
1780
1781
1790
1791
1800
after
1800
actor:0000000000000000000000000
dramatist:0000000000000000000000000
novelist:0000000000000000000000000
historian:0000000000000000000000000
translator:0000000000000000000000000
All Records:784131181825261210151627323645406876988278718110738
Date of
Birth
 before
1570
1571
1580
1581
1590
1591
1600
1601
1610
1611
1620
1621
1630
1631
1640
1641
1650
1651
1660
1661
1670
1671
1680
1681
1690
1691
1700
1701
1710
1711
1720
1721
1730
1731
1740
1741
1750
1751
1760
1761
1770
1771
1780
1781
1790
1791
1800
after
1800