Elizabeth Barrett Browning

1806 - 1861

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning (née Moulton-Barrett; 6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861) was an English poet of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime. Born in County Durham, the eldest of 12 children, Elizabeth Barrett wrote poetry from the age of eleven. Her mother's collection of her poems forms one of the largest extant collections of juvenilia by any English writer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elizabeth Barrett Browning has received more than 2,010,552 page views. Her biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Elizabeth Barrett Browning is the 2,263rd most popular writer (down from 2,002nd in 2019), the 1,744th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,553rd in 2019) and the 193rd most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Elizabeth Barrett Browning ranks 2,263 out of 5,755Before her are Phlegon of Tralles, Johann Peter Hebel, Karel Hynek Mácha, Robert Southey, Pentti Linkola, and Noël Coward. After her are Salvadore Cammarano, Rahel Varnhagen, John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, Alain Ducasse, Claudine Guérin de Tencin, and Andrei Voznesensky.

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Among people born in 1806, Elizabeth Barrett Browning ranks 26Before her are Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich, William, Duke of Brunswick, Johan Vilhelm Snellman, Karl Friedrich Mohr, John A. Roebling, and Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle. After her are Juliette Drouet, Lionel Kieseritzky, Infanta Ana de Jesus Maria of Braganza, Johann Kaspar Mertz, Giacomo Antonelli, and Michel Chevalier. Among people deceased in 1861, Elizabeth Barrett Browning ranks 29Before her are Henry Gray, Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire, Teréz Brunszvik, Aleksey Petrovich Yermolov, Henri Mouhot, and Pierre Berthier. After her are Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Nikolay Dobrolyubov, Mikhail Dmitrievich Gorchakov, John Stevens Henslow, Eugène de Mazenod, and Joachim Lelewel.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Elizabeth Barrett Browning ranks 1,744 out of 7,765Before her are Robert Southey (1774), Rufus Sewell (1967), Noël Coward (1899), Antony Beevor (1946), Sid Watkins (1928), and Arthur Rackham (1867). After her are Robert Maynard (1684), William Sealy Gosset (1876), John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647), John Hughlings Jackson (1835), Julian of Norwich (1342), and Tom Ellis (1978).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Elizabeth Barrett Browning ranks 193Before her are Matthew Arnold (1822), Kenneth Grahame (1859), Richard Aldington (1892), Tobias Smollett (1721), Robert Southey (1774), and Noël Coward (1899). After her are John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647), Rebecca West (1892), William Beckford (1760), Evelyn Beatrice Hall (1868), George Whitefield (1714), and Orderic Vitalis (1075).