Ellen Key

1849 - 1926

Photo of Ellen Key

Icon of person Ellen Key

Ellen Karolina Sofia Key (Swedish: [ˈkej]; 11 December 1849 – 25 April 1926) was a Swedish difference feminist writer on many subjects in the fields of family life, ethics and education and was an important figure in the Modern Breakthrough movement. She was an early advocate of a child-centered approach to education and parenting, and was also a suffragist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ellen Key has received more than 169,535 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Ellen Key is the 1,113th most popular writer (down from 1,037th in 2019), the 162nd most popular biography from Sweden (down from 150th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Swedish Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 170k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.91

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.85

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.43

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Barnets århundrade
Child development
The Education of the Child
Rahel Varnhagen
Electronic book
The woman movement
Liebe und Ethik
War, peace, and the future

Page views of Ellen Keys by language

Over the past year Ellen Key has had the most page views in the with 43,125 views, followed by English (22,871), and German (11,300). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Esperanto (141.44%), Uzbek (85.51%), and Portuguese (80.56%)


Among writers, Ellen Key ranks 1,113 out of 7,302Before her are Claudius Aelianus, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Velimir Khlebnikov, Camilla Collett, Ethel Voynich, and Shi Nai'an. After her are Yakub Kolas, Henri Michaux, Bernardino de Sahagún, Zenodotus, Ernst Hanfstaengl, and P. L. Travers.

Most Popular Writers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1849, Ellen Key ranks 17Before her are Sergei Witte, Bertha Benz, Nogi Maresuke, John Ambrose Fleming, Blanche Monnier, and Eva Gonzalès. After her are Max Nordau, Alexander Kielland, Michael Ancher, Empress Shōken, Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, and Armand Peugeot. Among people deceased in 1926, Ellen Key ranks 30Before her are Karl Harrer, Constantin Fehrenbach, Viktor Vasnetsov, Victor, Prince Napoléon, Mikao Usui, and William Bateson. After her are Friedrich von Wieser, John Louis Emil Dreyer, Knut Wicksell, Alphonse Borrelly, Émile Coué, and Ugyen Wangchuck.

Others Born in 1849

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1926

Go to all Rankings

In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Ellen Key ranks 162 out of 1,879Before her are Tomas Lindahl (1938), Gösta Mittag-Leffler (1846), Carl Peter Thunberg (1743), Oscar Montelius (1843), Gustaf de Laval (1845), and Johan Gottlieb Gahn (1745). After her are John Bauer (1882), Margaret Leijonhufvud (1516), Eric X of Sweden (1180), Charles VII of Sweden (1130), Claes Oldenburg (1929), and Carl Linnaeus the Younger (1741).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Ellen Key ranks 11Before her are Pär Lagerkvist (1891), Henning Mankell (1948), Eyvind Johnson (1900), Verner von Heidenstam (1859), Harry Martinson (1904), and Stieg Larsson (1954). After her are Per Olov Enquist (1934), Maj Sjöwall (1935), Karin Boye (1900), Elsa Beskow (1874), Olaus Petri (1493), and Hjalmar Söderberg (1869).