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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 (1862–63), Felix Holt, the Radical (1866), Middlemarch (1871–72) and Daniel Deronda (1876). Like 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 4,315,562 page views. Her biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). George Eliot is the 422nd most popular writer (up from 496th in 2019), the 325th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 375th in 2019) and the 36th most popular British Writer.

George Eliot is most famous for her novel, Middlemarch.

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  • 81

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  • 5.89

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Among writers, George Eliot ranks 422 out of 5,755Before her are Alphonse de Lamartine, Julio Cortázar, Tibullus, Karl Barth, Joseph Brodsky, and Zecharia Sitchin. After her are Elena Ferrante, G. K. Chesterton, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Jami, Phaedrus, and Louis Aragon.

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Among people born in 1819, George Eliot ranks 12Before her are Léon Foucault, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Báb, and Hippolyte Fizeau. After her are Maria II of Portugal, John Ruskin, William T. G. Morton, Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, John Couch Adams, 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, Emperor Norton, William Lassell, Ned Kelly, Anselm Feuerbach, Michel Chasles, and Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Eliot ranks 325 out of 7,765Before her are Anne Neville (1456), Frederick Soddy (1877), Syd Barrett (1946), Jacqueline Bisset (1944), Jon Lord (1941), and Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837). After her are G. K. Chesterton (1874), William Crookes (1832), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828), Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (1220), Ian McShane (1942), and Rudolf Abel (1903).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, George Eliot ranks 36Before her are Graham Greene (1904), John Keats (1795), Anne Brontë (1820), Cyrano de Bergerac (1619), William Wordsworth (1770), and Ken Follett (1949). After her are G. K. Chesterton (1874), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828), Christopher Marlowe (1564), Enid Blyton (1897), Thomas Paine (1737), and John Galsworthy (1867).