Iris Murdoch

1919 - 1999

Iris Murdoch

Dame Jean Iris Murdoch (; 15 July 1919 – 8 February 1999) was an Irish and British novelist and philosopher. Murdoch is best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious. Her first published novel, Under the Net, was selected in 1998 as one of Modern Library's 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Iris Murdoch has received more than 909,860 page views. Her biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 703rd most popular writer.

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Among writers, Iris Murdoch ranks 700 out of 4,883Before her are Emilio Salgari, Antoine Galland, John Irving, Pietro Bembo, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. After her are Odysseas Elytis, Aratus, Sayat-Nova, Hugo Ball, Pietro Metastasio, and Jaroslav Seifert.

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Among people born in 1919, Iris Murdoch ranks 20Before her are Donald Pleasence, Margot Fonteyn, Siad Barre, Gerhard Barkhorn, Lino Ventura, and Choi Kyu-hah. After her are Matilde Camus, Jack Palance, Pierre Trudeau, Pete Seeger, Andreas Papandreou, and Kim Jong-suk. Among people deceased in 1999, Iris Murdoch ranks 20Before her are Georgios Papadopoulos, Robert Bresson, Anatoliy Solovianenko, Jerzy Grotowski, Willi Stoph, and Joe DiMaggio. After her are Arthur Leonard Schawlow, Akio Morita, Fred Trump, Julius Nyerere, Gerhard Herzberg, and Raisa Gorbacheva.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Iris Murdoch ranks 26 out of 366Before her are Ernest Shackleton (1874), Richard Harris (1930), Columbanus (540), Michael Collins (1890), Katie McGrath (1983), and Francis Beaufort (1774). After her are Ernest Walton (1903), Lola Montez (1821), Joseph Murphy (1898), John Field (1782), Michael D. Higgins (1941), and Enya (1961).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, Iris Murdoch ranks 9Before her are George Bernard Shaw (1856), Jonathan Swift (1667), Samuel Beckett (1906), Bram Stoker (1847), W. B. Yeats (1865), and Laurence Sterne (1713). After her are Joseph Murphy (1898), Ethel Voynich (1864), Saint Gall (550), Thomas Moore (1779), Sheridan Le Fanu (1814), and Oliver Goldsmith (1728).