Charlotte Brontë

1816 - 1855

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Charlotte Brontë (, commonly ; 21 April 1816 – 31 March 1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels became classics of English literature. She enlisted in school at Roe Head in January 1831, aged 14 years. She left the year after to teach her sisters, Emily and Anne, at home, returning in 1835 as a governess. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charlotte Brontë has received more than 3,713,417 page views. Her biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Charlotte Brontë is the 139th most popular writer (up from 149th in 2019), the 99th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 100th in 2019) and the 15th most popular British Writer.

Charlotte Bronte is most famous for her novel Jane Eyre.

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Among writers, Charlotte Brontë ranks 139 out of 5,794. Before her are Heinrich Böll, Boris Pasternak, Sully Prudhomme, Günter Grass, Apuleius, and Guillaume Apollinaire. After her are Eugène Ionesco, Tove Jansson, Aldous Huxley, Haruki Murakami, Catullus, and J. D. Salinger.

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Among people born in 1816, Charlotte Brontë ranks 1After her are Werner von Siemens, Carl Zeiss, Arthur de Gobineau, Eugène Edine Pottier, Maria Theresa of Austria, Ferdinand II of Portugal, Paul Reuter, Abbas I of Egypt, 10th Dalai Lama, Antoine Béchamp, and Carl Ludwig. Among people deceased in 1855, Charlotte Brontë ranks 4Before her are Carl Friedrich Gauss, Søren Kierkegaard, and Nicholas I of Russia. After her are Adam Mickiewicz, Gérard de Nerval, Infante Carlos, Count of Molina, Adelaide of Austria, François Rude, Pavel Nakhimov, Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg, and François Magendie.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charlotte Brontë ranks 99 out of 6,924. Before her are Maggie Smith (1934), Mary Boleyn (1499), J. M. W. Turner (1775), Alex Ferguson (1941), Christopher Lee (1922), and Edward VIII (1894). After her are Michael Caine (1933), David Bowie (1947), T. E. Lawrence (1888), George Harrison (1943), George V (1865), and Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Charlotte Brontë ranks 15Before her are Virginia Woolf (1882), Mary Shelley (1797), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), Emily Brontë (1818), Walter Scott (1771), and William Blake (1757). After her are Aldous Huxley (1894), H. G. Wells (1866), Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), John Milton (1608), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), and Roald Dahl (1916).