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 Mousetrap, which was performed in the West End from 1952 to 2020, as well as six novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. In 1971, she was made a Dame (DBE) for her contributions to literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Agatha Christie has received more than 12,916,772 page views. Her biography is available in 126 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 123 in 2019). Agatha Christie is the 25th most popular writer (up from 29th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 21st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Writer.

Agatha Christie is most famous for her mystery novels.

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Among writers, Agatha Christie ranks 25 out of 5,794Before her are Petrarch, Jean-Paul Sartre, Aesop, Anton Chekhov, Alexander Pushkin, and Giovanni Boccaccio. After her are Ovid, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, and Miguel de Cervantes.

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Among people born in 1890, Agatha Christie ranks 1After her are Charles de Gaulle, Ho Chi Minh, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Egon Schiele, Friedrich Paulus, Boris Pasternak, Vyacheslav Molotov, H. P. Lovecraft, Alfred Jodl, Karel Čapek, 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, Max Ernst, Zhou Enlai, Bernard Montgomery, Fritz Lang, and Trofim Lysenko.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Agatha Christie ranks 19 out of 6,924Before her are Ragnar Lodbrok (850), Queen Victoria (1819), Thomas Hobbes (1588), Michael Faraday (1791), Henry VIII of England (1491), and Richard III of England (1452). After her are Charles Dickens (1812), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), Alan Turing (1912), Alfred Hitchcock (1899), Richard I of England (1157), and Anne Boleyn (1501).

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), Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), Daniel Defoe (1660), Jane Austen (1775), Lord Byron (1788), Lewis Carroll (1832), Virginia Woolf (1882), Mary Shelley (1797), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), and Emily Brontë (1818).