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Anne Lister

1791 - 1840

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Anne Lister (3 April 1791 – 22 September 1840) was an English diarist, famous for revelations for which she was dubbed "the first modern lesbian." Lister was from a minor landowning family at Shibden in Calderdale, West Riding of Yorkshire, and had multiple lesbian love affairs from her schooldays onwards, often on long trips abroad. Muscular and androgynous in appearance, dressed only in black, and highly educated, she was later known, generally unkindly, as "Gentleman Jack". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anne Lister has received more than 4,133,897 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Anne Lister is the 8,818th most popular politician (down from 8,041st in 2019), the 1,837th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,758th in 2019) and the 292nd most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Anne Lister ranks 8,818 out of 15,577Before her are Leopold III, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau, Princess Wanda, Sükhbaataryn Yanjmaa, Beata Szydło, Charles Joughin, and Emperor En'yū. After her are Andrei Bubnov, Pulakeshin II, Laura Chinchilla, Gerhard Schröder, Joseph Luns, and Roman Malinovsky.

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Among people born in 1791, Anne Lister ranks 21Before her are Minh Mạng, Friedrich Parrot, Félix Savart, Johann Franz Encke, Alexandros Mavrokordatos, and Ferdinand Hérold. After her are Sergey Aksakov, Louis Visconti, Henryk Dembiński, Jan Václav Voříšek, Theodor Körner, and Friedrich von Gärtner. Among people deceased in 1840, Anne Lister ranks 25Before her are Carl Ludvig Engel, Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut, Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais, Pierre Dupont de l'Étang, Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom, and Marcellin Champagnat. After her are Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Crown Princess of Prussia, Dingane kaSenzangakhona, Simon Antoine Jean L'Huilier, Sidney Smith, Karl Otfried Müller, and Frances Burney.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Anne Lister ranks 1,837 out of 7,765Before her are Michael Sheen (1969), Limahl (1958), Edmund Tudor, Duke of Somerset (1499), Malcolm Arnold (1921), James Stirling (1692), and Charles Joughin (1878). After her are Jimmy Somerville (1961), Raymond Williams (1921), Arthur Percival (1887), Arthur Phillip (1738), John Webster (1578), and George Grenville (1712).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Anne Lister ranks 292Before her are Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (1390), Sadiq Khan (1970), Reginald Johnston (1874), Spencer Perceval (1762), Henry Percy (1364), and Charles Joughin (1878). After her are Arthur Phillip (1738), George Grenville (1712), Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester (1355), Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham (1478), Princess Mary of Great Britain (1723), and John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll (1845).