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George Borrow

1803 - 1881

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George Henry Borrow (5 July 1803 – 26 July 1881) was an English writer of novels and of travel based on personal experiences in Europe. His travels gave him a close affinity with the Romani people of Europe, who figure strongly in his work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Borrow has received more than 147,981 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). George Borrow is the 5,294th most popular writer (down from 4,641st in 2019), the 4,232nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,656th in 2019) and the 473rd most popular British Writer.

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  • 150k

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  • 43.84

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  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.96

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  • 2.71

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, George Borrow ranks 5,294 out of 5,755Before him are Anton Donchev, Giorgio Faletti, Horacio Guarany, Bibi Torriani, Thomas Traherne, and Ha Jin. After him are Diomidis Kyriakos, Carsten Jensen, Mathias Énard, Jaroslav Kvapil, Jean-Paul Dubois, and Takashi Tezuka.

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Among people born in 1803, George Borrow ranks 65Before him are Sarah Childress Polk, Heinrich Ewald, Miles Joseph Berkeley, Johann Jakob Kaup, Juan Bravo Murillo, and Sarah Yorke Jackson. After him are Domingo Nieto, James Challis, Manuel Felipe de Tovar, William Smith O'Brien, and Sir James Outram, 1st Baronet. Among people deceased in 1881, George Borrow ranks 71Before him are Salvador Jovellanos, Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Josip Jurčič, Kolyu Ficheto, Samuel Palmer, and Isaac Israel Hayes. After him are Alexandru G. Golescu, John C. Pemberton, Johann Ludwig Krapf, William Burges, Thomas François Burgers, and Sidney Lanier.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Borrow ranks 4,232 out of 7,765Before him are Sheila Hancock (1933), Ann Todd (1907), Paul Ince (1967), Ron Flockhart (1923), Thomas Traherne (1636), and Dave Finlay (1958). After him are Charlotte Riley (1981), Ian Hodder (1948), Laura Haddock (1985), Danny Welbeck (1990), George Cohen (1939), and Irving Rapper (1898).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, George Borrow ranks 473Before him are Antonia Fraser (1932), Ian McDonald (1960), Charles Mackay (1814), John Marston (1576), John of Worcester (1100), and Thomas Traherne (1636). After him are James Herbert (1943), Philippa Pearce (1920), Leigh Hunt (1784), David Mitchell (1969), Isaac D'Israeli (1766), and David Garnett (1892).