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 3,882,331 page views. Her biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). George Eliot is the 496th most popular writer (up from 512th in 2019), the 375th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 368th in 2019) and the 49th most popular British Writer.

George Eliot is most famous for her novel, Middlemarch.

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Among writers, George Eliot ranks 496 out of 5,794Before her are Jean Paul, Washington Irving, Saint-John Perse, Robert A. Heinlein, Jules Michelet, and Ludvig Holberg. After her are Allen Ginsberg, D. H. Lawrence, Octavio Paz, Muhammad Iqbal, Frank Herbert, and Ellen G. White.

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Among people born in 1819, George Eliot ranks 13Before her are Léon Foucault, Walt Whitman, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Báb, John Ruskin, and Hippolyte Fizeau. After her are Maria II of Portugal, Franz von Suppé, John Couch Adams, William T. G. Morton, Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, and George V of Hanover. 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, Emperor Norton, Anselm Feuerbach, Ole Bull, and Michel Chasles.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Eliot ranks 375 out of 6,924Before her are Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885), Stuart Sutcliffe (1940), William Godwin (1756), Henry Moseley (1887), Thomas Carlyle (1795), and Henry Fox Talbot (1800). After her are Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (1887), Ian Gillan (1945), D. H. Lawrence (1885), Princess Margaret of Connaught (1882), Anne, Princess Royal (1950), and Robert Walpole (1676).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, George Eliot ranks 49Before her are Alexander Pope (1688), Ken Follett (1949), Enid Blyton (1897), Harold Pinter (1930), Thomas Paine (1737), and Samuel Johnson (1709). After her are D. H. Lawrence (1885), Philip Larkin (1922), A. J. Cronin (1896), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772), Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), and Samuel Butler (1835).