George Eliot

1819 - 1880

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Mary Ann Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880; alternatively Mary Anne or Marian), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She wrote seven novels: Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Romola (1862–1863), Felix Holt, the Radical (1866), Middlemarch (1871–1872) and Daniel Deronda (1876). As with Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy, she emerged from provincial England; most of her works are set there. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Eliot has received more than 5,184,876 page views. Her biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). George Eliot is the 558th most popular writer (down from 419th in 2019), the 394th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 325th in 2019) and the 45th most popular British Writer.

George Eliot is most famous for her novel, Middlemarch.

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  • 84

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  • 6.50

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Notable Works

Silas Marner
Daniel Deronda
Adam Bede
The mill on the Floss


Among writers, George Eliot ranks 558 out of 7,302Before her are Klaus Mann, Paul Lafargue, Arthur Koestler, W. Somerset Maugham, Francisco de Quevedo, and Mikael Agricola. After her are Dino Buzzati, Ivan Bunin, Georges Perec, Ausonius, Marina Tsvetaeva, and Sidney Sheldon.

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Among people born in 1819, George Eliot ranks 14Before her are Walt Whitman, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Báb, Hippolyte Fizeau, Maria II of Portugal, and John Ruskin. After her are Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, John Couch Adams, William T. G. Morton, George V of Hanover, Theodor Fontane, and Franz von Suppé. Among people deceased in 1880, George Eliot ranks 4Before her are Gustave Flaubert, Jacques Offenbach, and Maria Alexandrovna. After her are Paul Broca, Henryk Wieniawski, William Lassell, Ned Kelly, Anselm Feuerbach, Michel Chasles, Emperor Norton, and Bettino Ricasoli.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Eliot ranks 394 out of 8,785Before her are Robert Burns (1759), Henry Hallett Dale (1875), Lemmy (1945), Thomas Cromwell (1485), Oswald Mosley (1896), and Henry Fox Talbot (1800). After her are Ian Holm (1931), Mary Read (1695), Gordon Banks (1937), Edward the Confessor (1003), Richard Owen (1804), and A. A. Milne (1882).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, George Eliot ranks 45Before her are Thomas Paine (1737), Philip Larkin (1922), Anthony Burgess (1917), Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), Harold Pinter (1930), and Robert Burns (1759). After her are A. A. Milne (1882), Enid Blyton (1897), Samuel Butler (1835), D. H. Lawrence (1885), John Donne (1572), and J. M. Barrie (1860).