Fanny Crosby

1820 - 1915

Fanny Crosby

Frances Jane van Alstyne (née Crosby; March 24, 1820 – February 12, 1915), more commonly known as Fanny Crosby, was an American mission worker, poet, lyricist, and composer. She was a prolific hymnist, writing more than 8,000 hymns and gospel songs, with more than 100 million copies printed. She is also known for her teaching and her rescue mission work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fanny Crosby has received more than 780,607 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 2,947th most popular writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 780k

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  • 49.67

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.71

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.28

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Fanny Crosby ranks 2,942 out of 4,883Before her are Anna Sewell, Tibor Déry, Max Lange, Helen Fielding, Dag Solstad, and Eleanor Hibbert. After her are Carl Robert Jakobson, Jaan Kaplinski, Henry Becque, Emanuel Geibel, Joss Whedon, and Bhanubhakta Acharya.

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Among people born in 1820, Fanny Crosby ranks 38Before her are Alexandre-Émile Béguyer de Chancourtois, Arvid Posse, Mirko Petrović-Njegoš, Pōmare III, William Howard Russell, and Anna Sewell. After her are Josef Mánes, Alexander Serov, Gillis Bildt, Theodoros Diligiannis, Sergey Solovyov, and Lorenz Frølich. Among people deceased in 1915, Fanny Crosby ranks 57Before her are Rupert Brooke, Hendrik Willem Mesdag, Leo Frank, Daniel Varoujan, Elbert Hubbard, and Booker T. Washington. After her are Johann Joseph Abert, Louis Pergaud, Luigi Capuana, Karl Staaff, Paul Eyschen, and Richard Lydekker.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Fanny Crosby ranks 3,616 out of 12,171Before her are Alexandra Daddario (1986), Harry Hillman (1881), Dee Snider (1955), John DeLorean (1925), Margaret Sullavan (1909), and Selma Blair (1972). After her are Michael Gazzaniga (1939), Joanna Cassidy (1945), David Paich (1954), Chris Tucker (1971), Jerry Garcia (1942), and Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Fanny Crosby ranks 324Before her are Paul Gallico (1897), Alice B. Toklas (1877), Booker T. Washington (1856), Seymour Hersh (1937), Robert Penn Warren (1905), and Lillian Hellman (1905). After her are Joss Whedon (1964), Hubert Selby Jr. (1928), Hal Clement (1922), Jonathan Franzen (1959), V. C. Andrews (1923), and Ralph Ellison (1914).