Ellen Key

1849 - 1926

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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 119,615 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Ellen Key is the 1,226th most popular writer (down from 1,022nd in 2019), the 181st most popular biography from Sweden (down from 152nd in 2019) and the 15th most popular Swedish Writer.

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Among writers, Ellen Key ranks 1,226 out of 5,794Before her are Yakub Kolas, Winifred Wagner, Alexander Afanasyev, August von Kotzebue, James Clavell, and Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy. After her are Roberto Bolaño, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, Sharafkhan Bidlisi, Odo of Cluny, and Phrynichus.

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Among people born in 1849, Ellen Key ranks 18Before her are John Ambrose Fleming, Sergei Witte, Max Nordau, W. T. Stead, Infante Alfonso Carlos, Duke of San Jaime, and Eva Gonzalès. After her are Basil Zaharoff, Hugo Riemann, Nogi Maresuke, Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Armand Peugeot, and Vera Zasulich. Among people deceased in 1926, Ellen Key ranks 30Before her are Karl Harrer, Mikao Usui, Victor, Prince Napoléon, Kim Hyong-jik, Constantin Fehrenbach, and William Bateson. After her are Friedrich von Wieser, Ugyen Wangchuck, Knut Wicksell, Annie Oakley, John Louis Emil Dreyer, and Alphonse Borrelly.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Ellen Key ranks 181 out of 1,296Before her are Margaret Leijonhufvud (1516), Gösta Mittag-Leffler (1846), Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld (1938), Karin Månsdotter (1550), Torbern Bergman (1735), and Eric XII of Sweden (1339). After her are Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden (1977), Carl Gustaf Wrangel (1613), Tage Erlander (1901), Ingemar Stenmark (1956), Oscar Montelius (1843), and Rudolf Kjellén (1864).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Ellen Key ranks 15Before her are Harry Martinson (1904), Stieg Larsson (1954), Verner von Heidenstam (1859), Per Olov Enquist (1934), Maj Sjöwall (1935), and Jan Guillou (1944). After her are Stig Dagerman (1923), Per Wahlöö (1926), Håkan Nesser (1950), Camilla Läckberg (1974), Olaus Petri (1493), and Maria Gripe (1923).