Elizabeth Gaskell

1810 - 1865

Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (née Stevenson; 29 September 1810 – 12 November 1865), often referred to as Mrs Gaskell, was an English novelist, biographer and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor. Her work is of interest to social historians as well as readers of literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elizabeth Gaskell has received more than 810,537 page views. Her biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 1,138th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Elizabeth Gaskell ranks 1,137 out of 4,883Before her are James Anderson, Shoko Asahara, Léon Bloy, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Ibn al-Jawzi, and Hovhannes Tumanyan. After her are P. L. Travers, Jussi Adler-Olsen, Matthew Lewis, Edogawa Ranpo, Erskine Caldwell, and Chernorizets Hrabar.

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Among people born in 1810, Elizabeth Gaskell ranks 17Before her are Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, Otto Nicolai, Ernst Kummer, Nikolay Pirogov, Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet, and Princess Marianne of the Netherlands. After her are Francesco Maria Piave, Karl Richard Lepsius, Ole Bull, Henri Victor Regnault, Auguste, Duke of Leuchtenberg, and Hermann Heinrich Gossen. Among people deceased in 1865, Elizabeth Gaskell ranks 14Before her are Anna Pavlovna of Russia, Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsesarevich of Russia, Johann Franz Encke, Robert FitzRoy, Infante Francisco de Paula, Duke of Cádiz, and Heinrich Barth. After her are Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Shoqan Walikhanov, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, George Phillips Bond, John Lindley, and Princess Sophie of Sweden.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Elizabeth Gaskell ranks 843 out of 5,347Before her are J. B. S. Haldane (1892), James Anderson (1680), Judith of Flanders (844), Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (1982), Kenny Dalglish (1951), and Norman Angell (1872). After her are Francis Hutcheson (1694), Guthrum (830), James Gregory (1638), Matthew Lewis (1775), Bill Wyman (1936), and Tom Wilkinson (1948).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Elizabeth Gaskell ranks 105Before her are Samuel Butler (1612), P. G. Wodehouse (1881), James Hadley Chase (1906), Bernard Cornwell (1944), Eleanor Marx (1855), and James Anderson (1680). After her are Matthew Lewis (1775), John Berger (1926), Thomas Chatterton (1752), Thomas De Quincey (1785), Lobsang Rampa (1910), and Sarah, Duchess of York (1959).