Edward William Lane

1801 - 1876

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Edward William Lane (17 September 1801 – 10 August 1876) was a British orientalist, translator and lexicographer. He is known for his Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians and the Arabic-English Lexicon, as well as his translations of One Thousand and One Nights and Selections from the Kur-án.During his lifetime, Lane also wrote a detailed account of Egypt and the country's ancient sites, but the book, titled Description of Egypt, was published posthumously. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward William Lane has received more than 86,965 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Edward William Lane is the 3,834th most popular writer (down from 3,232nd in 2019), the 2,836th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,346th in 2019) and the 348th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Edward William Lane ranks 3,834 out of 5,794Before him are Mary Stewart, Sándor Weöres, Bozorg Alavi, Janet Frame, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Itzik Feffer. After him are Ladislav Mňačko, Augusta, Lady Gregory, Régine Deforges, Saneatsu Mushanokōji, Zaharia Stancu, and Elin Wägner.

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Among people born in 1801, Edward William Lane ranks 58Before him are Peter Wilhelm Lund, Joseph Ludwig Raabe, Carl Jakob Sundevall, Édouard Lartet, Atanasio Aguirre, and Carl August von Steinheil. After him are František Škroup, José Joaquín Pérez, Georgios Koletis, William Hallowes Miller, Wilhem de Haan, and Robert J. Walker. Among people deceased in 1876, Edward William Lane ranks 44Before him are Josef Kriehuber, Anna Russell, Ferdinand Freiligrath, Johann Löwenthal, Count Anton Alexander von Auersperg, and Eliza McCardle Johnson. After him are Félicien David, Hermann Goetz, Janko Kráľ, Braxton Bragg, Joseph Böhm, and Gennady Nevelskoy.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward William Lane ranks 2,836 out of 6,924Before him are Vivian Woodward (1879), Roger Rees (1944), Mary Toft (1703), Mary Stewart (1916), Lance Macklin (1919), and Milo Yiannopoulos (1984). After him are Gary Lewis (1957), Margaret Price (1941), Rosamund Clifford (1150), Everard Home (1756), Rio Ferdinand (1978), and William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk (1396).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Edward William Lane ranks 348Before him are Donald Adamson (1939), Elizabeth Goudge (1900), John Lyly (1554), Robert Herrick (1591), Mary Stewart (1916), and Milo Yiannopoulos (1984). After him are Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844), Arthur Ransome (1884), Philip Reeve (1966), Max Beerbohm (1872), Ronald Knox (1888), and Eleanor Farjeon (1881).