Elizabeth Bowen

1899 - 1973

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Elizabeth Bowen CBE (; 7 June 1899 – 22 February 1973) was an Irish - British novelist and short story writer notable for her books about the "big house" of Irish landed Protestants as well her fiction about life in wartime London. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elizabeth Bowen has received more than 371,263 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Elizabeth Bowen is the 4,562nd most popular writer (down from 4,092nd in 2019), the 203rd most popular biography from Ireland (down from 179th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Elizabeth Bowen ranks 4,562 out of 5,755Before her are Peter Carey, Gyula Illyés, Richard Bentley, Fedir Bohatyrchuk, Adalbero of Reims, and Kenjirō Tokutomi. After her are Karl Leberecht Immermann, Jacky Liew, Levon Shant, Jean Cayrol, Miklós Jósika, and René Maran.

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Among people born in 1899, Elizabeth Bowen ranks 206Before her are Pat O'Brien, Charlotte Auerbach, Curtis Bernhardt, Ralf Törngren, Harold Osborn, and Anselmo Alliegro y Milá. After her are Frances Yates, Colleen Moore, Louise Nevelson, Willem Jacob Luyten, Chief Dan George, and Byron Haskin. Among people deceased in 1973, Elizabeth Bowen ranks 186Before her are Otilio Ulate Blanco, Mahmud Taymur, Jane Bowles, M. Ageyev, Alfred Schmitt, and Emil Voigt. After her are Robert Armstrong, Joe E. Brown, Hilda Geiringer, William Haines, Gustav Freij, and Arthur Freed.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Elizabeth Bowen ranks 203 out of 501Before her are Enda Kenny (1951), Michael McElhatton (1963), Patrick Bergin (1951), Andrew Claude de la Cherois Crommelin (1865), Mary Ward (1827), and William Orpen (1878). After her are Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo (1822), Violet Gibson (1876), John Boyne (1971), Henry Kellett (1806), Seán T. O'Kelly (1882), and Oliver Plunkett (1625).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, Elizabeth Bowen ranks 32Before her are Seán O'Casey (1880), Maeve Binchy (1939), Jane Wilde (1821), Richard Steele (1672), William Trevor (1928), and George Moore (1852). After her are John Boyne (1971), Michael Scott (1959), William McGonagall (1825), Eoin Colfer (1965), Terence MacSwiney (1879), and John Connolly (1968).