Edith Sitwell

1887 - 1964

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Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell (7 September 1887 – 9 December 1964) was a British poet and critic and the eldest of the three literary Sitwells. She reacted badly to her eccentric, unloving parents and lived much of her life with her governess. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edith Sitwell has received more than 422,868 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Edith Sitwell is the 4,374th most popular writer (down from 3,960th in 2019), the 3,345th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,005th in 2019) and the 400th most popular British Writer.

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  • 24

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  • 2.31

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  • 3.86

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Among writers, Edith Sitwell ranks 4,374 out of 5,794Before her are Val McDermid, Margarita Aliger, Kamini Roy, Lalleshwari, Mark Frost, and Joanne Harris. After her are Bernard Clavel, Joseba Sarrionandia, Nikolai Klyuev, W. S. Gilbert, Gonzalo Rojas, and Philippe Néricault Destouches.

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Among people born in 1887, Edith Sitwell ranks 183Before her are Igor Severyanin, Reginald Owen, Sigrid Fick, Jamini Roy, Alf Landon, and Carl Blegen. After her are Govind Ballabh Pant, Adriaan Fokker, Jacob L. Devers, Albert Gutterson, Walter Johnson, and Albert Paris Gütersloh. Among people deceased in 1964, Edith Sitwell ranks 130Before her are Lars Christensen, Lillian Copeland, Adolfo Díaz, Luiz Gervazoni, Reg Parnell, and Eddie Cantor. After her are Theodore Freeman, Werner Bergengruen, Johnny Burnette, Axel Norling, Sakari Tuomioja, and Hedwig Kohn.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edith Sitwell ranks 3,345 out of 6,924Before her are Leonard Meredith (1882), Peter Crouch (1981), Saint Mungo (518), John Christie (1899), Alicia Moreau de Justo (1885), and Joanne Harris (1964). After her are Rhona Mitra (1976), Robert Morison (1620), Joe Fry (1915), Tommy Cooper (1921), William Roxburgh (1751), and Nicholas Grimshaw (1939).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Edith Sitwell ranks 400Before her are Walter Savage Landor (1775), Roger Hargreaves (1935), Sarah Kane (1971), Beryl Markham (1902), Val McDermid (1955), and Joanne Harris (1964). After her are W. S. Gilbert (1836), John Braine (1922), Graham Hancock (1950), Frederick Rolfe (1860), Michael Frayn (1933), and William Harrison Ainsworth (1805).