Anna Laetitia Barbauld

1743 - 1825

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Anna Laetitia Barbauld (, by herself possibly , as in French, née Aikin; 20 June 1743 – 9 March 1825) was a prominent English poet, essayist, literary critic, editor, and author of children's literature. A "woman of letters" who published in multiple genres, Barbauld had a successful writing career that spanned more than half a century. She was a noted teacher at the Palgrave Academy and an innovative writer of works for children. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anna Laetitia Barbauld has received more than 211,994 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Anna Laetitia Barbauld is the 4,075th most popular writer (down from 3,923rd in 2019), the 3,052nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,958th in 2019) and the 367th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Anna Laetitia Barbauld ranks 4,075 out of 5,794Before her are Kostas Varnalis, Arkady Fiedler, Florian Ceynowa, Cesare Balbo, Einar Benediktsson, and Nikolay Zabolotsky. After her are Norman Vincent Peale, Stephen Baxter, Fredric Wertham, Klaus Rifbjerg, E. E. Smith, and Ludvig Mylius-Erichsen.

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Among people born in 1743, Anna Laetitia Barbauld ranks 27Before her are William Paley, Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau, Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Herbst, Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann, Giuseppe Gazzaniga, and Johannes Ewald. After her are José Fernando de Abascal y Sousa, Johann David Wyss, John Fitch, and Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh. Among people deceased in 1825, Anna Laetitia Barbauld ranks 28Before her are Princess Louise of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Maria Angela Ardinghelli, Jan Václav Voříšek, Yakov Sannikov, Paul Louis Courier, and Wilhelm Hemprich. After her are Karl Ludwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Franciszek Karpiński, Edward Pigott, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, and William Eustis.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Anna Laetitia Barbauld ranks 3,052 out of 6,924Before her are Marie Spartali Stillman (1844), Stuart Christie (1946), Nat Lofthouse (1925), Jason Bonham (1966), Richard Madden (1986), and Geoffrey Burbidge (1925). After her are Jeremiah Horrocks (1618), Stephen Baxter (1957), James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce (1838), Teresa Ann Savoy (1955), Jon Pertwee (1919), and Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe (1726).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Anna Laetitia Barbauld ranks 367Before her are John Gower (1330), M. R. James (1862), Maria Edgeworth (1768), Isaac Watts (1674), Henry of Huntingdon (1080), and Charles Montagu Doughty (1843). After her are Stephen Baxter (1957), Brian Lumley (1937), Thomas Nashe (1567), Ælfric of Eynsham (955), Christiane Amanpour (1958), and Joan Aiken (1924).