Charles Dickens

1812 - 1870

Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens (; 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century, critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Dickens has received more than 12,008,324 page views. His biography is available in 149 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 28th most popular writer.

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  • 149

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.68

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  • 5.91

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Charles Dickens ranks 27 out of 4,883Before him are Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Ernest Hemingway, Ovid, Albert Camus, Petrarch, and Anne Frank. After him are Mark Twain, Agatha Christie, Alexander Pushkin, Alexandre Dumas, Giovanni Boccaccio, and Miguel de Cervantes.

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Among people born in 1812, Charles Dickens ranks 1After him are Kaspar Hauser, Théodore Rousseau, Ivan Goncharov, Johann Gottfried Galle, Alexander Herzen, Louise of Orléans, Truganini, Moses Hess, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Ascanio Sobrero, and Mirza Fatali Akhundov. Among people deceased in 1870, Charles Dickens ranks 1After him are Alexandre Dumas, Prosper Mérimée, Robert E. Lee, Frédéric Bazille, Comte de Lautréamont, Josef Strauss, Alexander Herzen, Francisco Solano López, Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, and Gabriel Lamé.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Dickens ranks 20 out of 5,347Before him are Richard III of England (1452), Thomas Hobbes (1588), Michael Faraday (1791), Henry VIII of England (1491), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), and James Cook (1728). After him are Agatha Christie (1890), Richard I of England (1157), John Lennon (1940), Alan Turing (1912), Mary II of England (1662), and Alfred Hitchcock (1899).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Charles Dickens ranks 2Before him are William Shakespeare (1564). After him are Agatha Christie (1890), Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), Daniel Defoe (1660), Jane Austen (1775), Lord Byron (1788), Lewis Carroll (1832), Virginia Woolf (1882), Walter Scott (1771), Mary Shelley (1797), and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850).