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Agatha Christie

1890 - 1976

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Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, (née Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, the murder mystery The Mousetrap, which has been performed in the West End since 1952. A writer during the "Golden Age of Detective Fiction", Christie has been called the "Queen of Crime". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Agatha Christie has received more than 16,222,301 page views. Her biography is available in 131 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 126 in 2019). Agatha Christie is the 21st most popular writer (up from 25th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 2nd most popular British Writer.

Agatha Christie is most famous for her mystery novels.

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  • 131

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  • 4.81

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Among writers, Agatha Christie ranks 21 out of 5,755Before her are Aesop, Jules Verne, Miguel de Cervantes, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ovid, and Molière. After her are Anton Chekhov, Albert Camus, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Petrarch, Anne Frank, and Giovanni Boccaccio.

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Among people born in 1890, Agatha Christie ranks 1After her are Charles de Gaulle, Ho Chi Minh, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Vyacheslav Molotov, Boris Pasternak, Friedrich Paulus, H. P. Lovecraft, Egon Schiele, Karel Čapek, Alfred Jodl, and Kurt Lewin. Among people deceased in 1976, Agatha Christie ranks 2Before her is Mao Zedong. After her are Martin Heidegger, Howard Hughes, Werner Heisenberg, Alvar Aalto, Luchino Visconti, Zhou Enlai, Max Ernst, Bernard Montgomery, Fritz Lang, and Jean Gabin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Agatha Christie ranks 18 out of 7,765Before her are James Watt (1736), Henry VIII of England (1491), Queen Victoria (1819), Thomas Hobbes (1588), Richard III of England (1452), and Michael Faraday (1791). After her are Alan Turing (1912), Margaret Thatcher (1925), Alexander Graham Bell (1847), Mary I of England (1516), Alfred Hitchcock (1899), and Richard I of England (1157).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Agatha Christie ranks 2Before her are William Shakespeare (1564). After her are Charles Dickens (1812), Lord Byron (1788), Jane Austen (1775), Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), Daniel Defoe (1660), Virginia Woolf (1882), Lewis Carroll (1832), Mary Shelley (1797), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), and Walter Scott (1771).