Ethel Voynich

1864 - 1960

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Ethel Lilian Voynich (née Boole; 11 May 1864 – 27 July 1960) was an Irish-born novelist and musician, and a supporter of several revolutionary causes. She was born in Cork, but grew up in Lancashire, England. Voynich was a significant figure, not only on the late Victorian literary scene, but also in Russian émigré circles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ethel Voynich has received more than 176,983 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Ethel Voynich is the 1,111th most popular writer (down from 1,098th in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 46th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Irish Writer.

Ethel Voynich is most famous for the Voynich Manuscript, a handwritten book that has been carbon dated to the early 15th century. The book has never been deciphered and it's unknown what language it is written in.

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Notable Works

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Over the past year Ethel Voynich has had the most page views in the with 41,445 views, followed by English (24,804), and Persian (4,568). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Italian (859.57%), Galician (135.16%), and Chuvash (81.75%)


Among writers, Ethel Voynich ranks 1,111 out of 7,302Before her are Robert Merle, Hélène Cixous, Claudius Aelianus, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Velimir Khlebnikov, and Camilla Collett. After her are Shi Nai'an, Ellen Key, Yakub Kolas, Henri Michaux, Bernardino de Sahagún, and Zenodotus.

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Among people born in 1864, Ethel Voynich ranks 35Before her are Franz Oppenheimer, Charles Cooley, Paul Sérusier, Nicholas Marr, Li Yuanhong, and Andrej Hlinka. After her are Draga Mašin, Alfred Redl, John Jacob Astor IV, Eugen d'Albert, Kikunae Ikeda, and Jakob von Uexküll. Among people deceased in 1960, Ethel Voynich ranks 29Before her are Henri Guisan, Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia, Clara Haskil, Friedrich Adler, Felix Kersten, and Ernst von Dohnányi. After her are Mack Sennett, Hugo Alfvén, Ida Rubinstein, Soghomon Tehlirian, Inejiro Asanuma, and Archduchess Elisabeth Amalie of Austria.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Ethel Voynich ranks 44 out of 549Before her are Joseph Murphy (1898), Ernest Walton (1903), Maureen O'Hara (1920), Bob Geldof (1951), Columba (521), and Harald Gille (1103). After her are Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener (1850), Saint Gall (550), Eileen Gray (1878), John Toland (1670), John Tyndall (1820), and Edward England (1685).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, Ethel Voynich ranks 11Before her are Samuel Beckett (1906), Bram Stoker (1847), W. B. Yeats (1865), Laurence Sterne (1713), Iris Murdoch (1919), and Joseph Murphy (1898). After her are Saint Gall (550), Thomas Moore (1779), Christy Brown (1932), Sheridan Le Fanu (1814), John Banville (1945), and Oliver Goldsmith (1728).