Charles Dickens

1812 - 1870

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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 15,070,100 page views. His biography is available in 154 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 149 in 2019). Charles Dickens is the 29th most popular writer (down from 27th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 20th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Writer.

Charles Dickens is most famous for his novels such as "A Christmas Carol" and "Oliver Twist".

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  • 154

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  • 10.30

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  • 5.81

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Among writers, Charles Dickens ranks 29 out of 5,794Before him are Alexander Pushkin, Giovanni Boccaccio, Agatha Christie, Ovid, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Ernest Hemingway. After him are Mark Twain, Miguel de Cervantes, Horace, Émile Zola, Rumi, and Henrik Ibsen.

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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, Ascanio Sobrero, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, 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, Alexander Herzen, Josef Strauss, Francisco Solano López, Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Gabriel Lamé, and Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Dickens ranks 19 out of 6,924Before him are Queen Victoria (1819), Thomas Hobbes (1588), Michael Faraday (1791), Henry VIII of England (1491), Richard III of England (1452), and Agatha Christie (1890). After him are Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), Alan Turing (1912), Alfred Hitchcock (1899), Richard I of England (1157), Anne Boleyn (1501), and James Cook (1728).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Charles Dickens ranks 3Before him are William Shakespeare (1564) and Agatha Christie (1890). After him are 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).