Frances Burney

1752 - 1840

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Frances Burney (13 June 1752 – 6 January 1840), also known as Fanny Burney and later Madame d'Arblay, was an English satirical novelist, diarist and playwright. In 1786–1790 she held the post as "Keeper of the Robes" to Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, George III's queen. In 1793, aged 41, she married a French exile, General Alexandre d'Arblay. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frances Burney has received more than 356,454 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Frances Burney is the 3,506th most popular writer (down from 3,415th in 2019), the 2,601st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,486th in 2019) and the 313th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Frances Burney ranks 3,506 out of 5,794Before her are Alice Schwarzer, Jorge de Montemor, Salomėja Nėris, Françoise d'Eaubonne, Gyula Krúdy, and Simonas Daukantas. After her are Pascal Bruckner, Gʻafur Gʻulom, Barthold Heinrich Brockes, Hans Jæger, Karel Kryl, and David Baldacci.

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Among people born in 1752, Frances Burney ranks 27Before her are Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre, Torii Kiyonaga, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Maurice d'Elbée, Alexander Tormasov, and François Isaac de Rivaz. After her are Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, Palisot de Beauvois, Barnaba Oriani, Gouverneur Morris, George Rogers Clark, and Philip Freneau. Among people deceased in 1840, Frances Burney ranks 32Before her are Nicholas Aylward Vigors, Constantine Samuel Rafinesque, Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom, Dingane kaSenzangakhona, Karl Otfried Müller, and Simon Antoine Jean L'Huilier. After her are Franz Meyen, Karl Leberecht Immermann, Joseph Johann von Littrow, Paul Rudolf von Bilguer, José Antonio Pavón Jiménez, and John Abbot.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Frances Burney ranks 2,601 out of 6,924Before her are David Seaman (1963), John Burgoyne (1722), Joseph Morgan (1981), Tom Holland (1996), Rachel Kempson (1910), and John Peckham (1227). After her are Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers (1878), Edwin Lutyens (1869), Richard Leach Maddox (1816), Maud Watson (1864), Cenwalh of Wessex (601), and John Taylor (1933).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Frances Burney ranks 313Before her are Sue Townsend (1946), Branwell Brontë (1817), Iain Banks (1954), Paul Johnson (1928), Minette Walters (1949), and W. W. Jacobs (1863). After her are John Farey Sr. (1766), Arthur Waley (1889), Georgette Heyer (1902), Sophie Kinsella (1969), Radclyffe Hall (1880), and E. L. James (1963).