Evelyn Beatrice Hall

1868 - 1956

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Evelyn Beatrice Hall (28 September 1868 – 13 April 1956), who wrote under the pseudonym S[tephen] G. Tallentyre, was an English writer best known for her biography of Voltaire entitled The Life of Voltaire, first published in 1903. She also wrote The Friends of Voltaire, which she completed in 1906. In The Friends of Voltaire, Hall wrote the phrase: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" as an illustration of Voltaire's beliefs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Evelyn Beatrice Hall has received more than 671,746 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Evelyn Beatrice Hall is the 2,293rd most popular writer (up from 3,074th in 2019), the 1,764th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,295th in 2019) and the 197th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Evelyn Beatrice Hall ranks 2,293 out of 5,755Before her are Jean-Baptiste Dubos, Theodore Prodromos, Marthe Bibesco, Günter Wallraff, Jonathan Franzen, and Zuhayr bin Abi Sulma. After her are Ai Qing, Ka'b ibn Zuhayr, Stefan Żeromski, Francesc Eiximenis, S. S. Van Dine, and George Whitefield.

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Among people born in 1868, Evelyn Beatrice Hall ranks 83Before her are Aleksa Šantić, Infanta Blanca of Spain, James Connolly, Francesco Saverio Nitti, Korbinian Brodmann, and Duke Peter Alexandrovich of Oldenburg. After her are Venceslau Brás, José Félix Uriburu, Prince Frederick of Schaumburg-Lippe, Dawid Janowski, Giovanni Giacometti, and Keisuke Okada. Among people deceased in 1956, Evelyn Beatrice Hall ranks 84Before her are Julien Benda, Mikheil Gelovani, Hermann Abendroth, Felix Bernstein, George Sarton, and Jean Metzinger. After her are Vladimir Obruchev, Victor Young, Walter Gieseking, Charles Joughin, Meghnad Saha, and Heinrich Barkhausen.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Evelyn Beatrice Hall ranks 1,764 out of 7,765Before her are William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland (1738), Anthony Dawson (1916), Nick Simper (1945), Pasquale Anfossi (1727), William Boyce (1711), and John Gould (1804). After her are Edith Tolkien (1889), George Whitefield (1714), Peter Capaldi (1958), Jack W. Szostak (1952), Naomie Harris (1976), and John Adams (1767).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Evelyn Beatrice Hall ranks 197Before her are Robert Southey (1774), Noël Coward (1899), Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806), John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647), Rebecca West (1892), and William Beckford (1760). After her are George Whitefield (1714), Orderic Vitalis (1075), Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (1878), James Boswell (1740), Clive Barker (1952), and Michael Jackson (1942).