Germaine Greer

1939 - Today

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Germaine Greer (; born 29 January 1939) is an Australian writer and public intellectual, regarded as one of the major voices of the radical feminist movement in the latter half of the 20th century.Specializing in English and women's literature, she has held academic positions in England at the University of Warwick and Newnham College, Cambridge, and in the United States at the University of Tulsa. Based in the United Kingdom since 1964, she has divided her time since the 1990s between Queensland, Australia and her home in Essex, England.Greer's ideas have created controversy ever since her first book, The Female Eunuch (1970), made her a household name. An international bestseller and a watershed text in the feminist movement, it offered a systematic deconstruction of ideas such as womanhood and femininity, arguing that women were forced to assume submissive roles in society to fulfil male fantasies of what being a woman entailed.Greer's subsequent work has focused on literature, feminism and the environment. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Germaine Greer has received more than 2,125,373 page views. Her biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Germaine Greer is the 2,985th most popular writer (down from 2,572nd in 2019), the 84th most popular biography from Australia (down from 77th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Australian Writer.

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Among writers, Germaine Greer ranks 2,985 out of 5,794Before her are Steve Berry, Marie-Joseph Chénier, Mikha'il Na'ima, Émile Faguet, Jean Richepin, and Branko Radičević. After her are Francisco Coloane, Jules Vallès, Igor Gouzenko, Mihály Babits, Camilla Collett, and Jean Rotrou.

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Among people born in 1939, Germaine Greer ranks 213Before her are Susannah York, Giorgio Gaber, Sandro Salvadore, João César Monteiro, Rosanna Schiaffino, and Michael Gazzaniga. After her are Marek Janowski, James Galway, Fahrudin Jusufi, Zeng Qinghong, Patrick Wayne, and Phil Read.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Germaine Greer ranks 84 out of 790Before her are Jason Clarke (1969), Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark (1972), Edward Cassidy (1924), Elizabeth von Arnim (1866), Leo McKern (1920), and Annette Kellermann (1887). After her are Peter C. Doherty (1940), Tommy Emmanuel (1955), Vernon Wells (1945), Toni Collette (1972), Mark Webber (1976), and Colin Burgess (1946).

Among WRITERS In Australia

Among writers born in Australia, Germaine Greer ranks 9Before her are James Clavell (1921), Thomas Keneally (1935), Rhonda Byrne (1945), Morris West (1916), Elizabeth von Arnim (1866), and Annette Kellermann (1887). After her are James Aldridge (1918), Gregory David Roberts (1952), Peter Carey (1943), Markus Zusak (1975), Greg Egan (1961), and Trudi Canavan (1969).