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Daphne du Maurier

1907 - 1989

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Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning, (; 13 May 1907 – 19 April 1989) was an English novelist, biographer and playwright. Her parents were actor-manager Sir Gerald du Maurier and his wife, actress Muriel Beaumont. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Daphne du Maurier has received more than 3,119,122 page views. Her biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Daphne du Maurier is the 624th most popular writer (up from 677th in 2019), the 492nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 522nd in 2019) and the 59th most popular British Writer.

Daphne du Maurier is most famous for her novel "Rebecca" which was published in 1938. The novel is about a young woman who marries a widower and moves into his estate, Manderley. The estate is haunted by the memory of Rebecca, the first wife of the widower.

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Among writers, Daphne du Maurier ranks 624 out of 5,755Before her are Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Marcus Gavius Apicius, Maurice Blanchot, Sin Saimdang, and John Bunyan. After her are Juana Inés de la Cruz, Hind bint Utbah, Nikolay Chernyshevsky, Lorenzo Da Ponte, Georg Büchner, and Robert Ludlum.

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Among people born in 1907, Daphne du Maurier ranks 32Before her are Fred Zinnemann, Bhagat Singh, François Duvalier, Sister Lúcia, Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, and Maurice Blanchot. After her are Dora Maar, Solomon Asch, Burgess Meredith, Otto Ohlendorf, Konstantinos Karamanlis, and Giovanna of Italy. Among people deceased in 1989, Daphne du Maurier ranks 30Before her are Thomas Bernhard, Hu Yaobang, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, William Shockley, John Hicks, and Hermann Oberth. After her are Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, John Cassavetes, Ferdinand Marcos, George Beadle, Emilio Segrè, and Kōnosuke Matsushita.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Daphne du Maurier ranks 492 out of 7,765Before her are Arthur Eddington (1882), Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), Olivia Newton-John (1948), John Everett Millais (1829), John Bunyan (1628), and Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660). After her are John Couch Adams (1819), John Bonham (1948), Betty Williams (1943), Ronnie Wood (1947), Albert Finney (1936), and John Barry (1933).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Daphne du Maurier ranks 59Before her are Philip Larkin (1922), Samuel Butler (1835), Samuel Johnson (1709), John Donne (1572), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772), and John Bunyan (1628). After her are Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090), William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Oliver Sacks (1933), Walter Raleigh (1554), Thomas Hardy (1840), and Tony Buzan (1942).