Anna Sewell

1820 - 1878

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Anna Sewell (; 30 March 1820 – 25 April 1878) was an English novelist. She is known as the author of the 1877 novel Black Beauty, her only published work, which is considered one of the top ten best selling novels for children, although the author intended the work for an adult audience. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anna Sewell has received more than 437,959 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Anna Sewell is the 2,745th most popular writer (down from 2,193rd in 2019), the 2,074th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,679th in 2019) and the 237th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Anna Sewell ranks 2,745 out of 5,755Before her are Syd Field, Karel Havlíček Borovský, Richard Bandler, Pierre Benoit, Labīd, and Samuel Smiles. After her are Pedro Salinas, Tang Xianzu, Ahron Daum, Sogyal Rinpoche, Gertrud von Le Fort, and Carlo Emilio Gadda.

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Among people born in 1820, Anna Sewell ranks 39Before her are Prince Henry of the Netherlands, Émile Augier, Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Gustave Le Gray, Begum Hazrat Mahal, and Mirko Petrović-Njegoš. After her are Alexander Cartwright, Reinhart Dozy, Fanny Crosby, Sergey Solovyov, Pōmare III, and Cornelius Gurlitt. Among people deceased in 1878, Anna Sewell ranks 31Before her are Carlo Blasis, Władysław Tarnowski, Mindon Min, Barthélemy Charles Joseph Dumortier, Đura Jakšić, and Temistocle Solera. After her are Karl, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Crawford Long, Karl Gutzkow, Mohammed bin Thani, Charles Cousin-Montauban, Comte de Palikao, and George Cruikshank.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Anna Sewell ranks 2,074 out of 7,765Before her are Chris Squire (1948), Barbara Hepworth (1903), Angela Carter (1940), William Hudson (1730), Peter Crouch (1981), and Samuel Smiles (1812). After her are William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville (1759), Æthelfrith (600), Susannah York (1939), Basil Bernstein (1924), James Harrington (1611), and Kelly Brook (1979).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Anna Sewell ranks 237Before her are David C. H. Austin (1926), Arnold Bennett (1867), Robert Burton (1577), Max Beerbohm (1872), Angela Carter (1940), and Samuel Smiles (1812). After her are John Wyndham (1903), David Gemmell (1948), Walter Pater (1839), Ouida (1839), Prince Henri of Orléans (1867), and Edwin Arnold (1832).