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 135,424 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Ellen Key is the 1,045th most popular writer (up from 1,226th in 2019), the 151st most popular biography from Sweden (up from 181st in 2019) and the 12th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Ellen Key ranks 1,045 out of 5,755Before her are Will Durant, Corinna, Robert Merle, Al-Mutanabbi, Bulat Okudzhava, and Sonia Rykiel. After her are Bharata Muni, Khachatur Abovian, Robert de Montesquiou, Natalie Clifford Barney, D. T. Suzuki, and Meša Selimović.

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Among people born in 1849, Ellen Key ranks 15Before her are Alfred von Tirpitz, John William Waterhouse, Sergei Witte, Bertha Benz, John Ambrose Fleming, and Eva Gonzalès. After her are Blanche Monnier, Infante Alfonso Carlos, Duke of San Jaime, Nogi Maresuke, Max Nordau, Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and Armand Peugeot. Among people deceased in 1926, Ellen Key ranks 30Before her are Viktor Vasnetsov, Kim Hyong-jik, Mikao Usui, Victor, Prince Napoléon, William Bateson, and Constantin Fehrenbach. After her are Friedrich von Wieser, Knut Wicksell, Prince Philippe, Duke of Orléans, Ugyen Wangchuck, Théo van Rysselberghe, and Émile Coué.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Ellen Key ranks 151 out of 1,612Before her are Gunnar Gren (1920), Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson (1943), Gösta Mittag-Leffler (1846), Magnus II of Sweden (1130), Eric XI of Sweden (1216), and Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld (1938). After her are Sten Sture the Elder (1440), Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden (1977), John Bauer (1882), Hjalmar Branting (1860), Erland Josephson (1923), and Michael Nyqvist (1960).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Ellen Key ranks 12Before her are Pär Lagerkvist (1891), Henning Mankell (1948), Eyvind Johnson (1900), Harry Martinson (1904), Stieg Larsson (1954), and Verner von Heidenstam (1859). After her are Per Olov Enquist (1934), Maj Sjöwall (1935), Stig Dagerman (1923), Håkan Nesser (1950), Jan Guillou (1944), and Olaus Petri (1493).