Dorothy L. Sayers

1893 - 1957

Dorothy L. Sayers

Dorothy Leigh Sayers (; 13 June 1893 – 17 December 1957) was an English crime writer and poet. She was also a student of classical and modern languages. She is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between the First and Second World Wars that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dorothy L. Sayers has received more than 825,611 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 1,676th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Dorothy L. Sayers ranks 1,674 out of 4,883Before her are Vasyl Sukhomlynsky, Mór Jókai, Sebastian Haffner, Théodore de Banville, Emilia Pardo Bazán, and Javier Marías. After her are Horacio Quiroga, Anna Leonowens, Agnes Smedley, Gaston Paris, Oliver Goldsmith, and Hjalmar Söderberg.

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Among people born in 1893, Dorothy L. Sayers ranks 69Before her are Mário de Andrade, Roman Ingarden, Ernst Öpik, Wilhelm Zaisser, Gaston Julia, and Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz. After her are Dorothy Parker, William Moulton Marston, Dean Acheson, Gillis Grafström, Clemens Krauss, and Clas Thunberg. Among people deceased in 1957, Dorothy L. Sayers ranks 65Before her are Johann Rattenhuber, Louis B. Mayer, Pedro Infante, Theodor Körner, Wilhelm Filchner, and Georges Hébert. After her are Shoghi Effendi, Giovanni Battista Caproni, Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, Charles Pathé, Soemu Toyoda, and Washington Luís.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Dorothy L. Sayers ranks 1,254 out of 5,347Before her are Ron Dennis (1947), Eddie Redmayne (1982), Howard Staunton (1810), Sacha Baron Cohen (1971), Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury (1473), and Albert Ketèlbey (1875). After her are Thomas Lipton (1848), Boy George (1961), Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire (1480), John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792), Charles Hatchett (1765), and David Lodge (1935).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Dorothy L. Sayers ranks 147Before her are Vita Sackville-West (1892), Edward Lear (1812), Brian Aldiss (1925), Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689), Alma Reville (1899), and Ted Hughes (1930). After her are David Lodge (1935), Richard Adams (1920), Gerald Gardner (1884), Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837), James Hilton (1900), and Colin Dexter (1930).