Jane Austen

1775 - 1817

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Jane Austen (; 16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security. Her works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century literary realism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jane Austen has received more than 11,500,748 page views. Her biography is available in 115 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 110 in 2019). Jane Austen is the 56th most popular writer (down from 54th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 35th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Writer.

Jane Austen is most famous for her novels, such as Pride and Prejudice and Emma.

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Among writers, Jane Austen ranks 56 out of 5,794Before her are Charles Baudelaire, Aristophanes, Friedrich Schiller, Daniel Defoe, Euripides, and Bertolt Brecht. After her are Nikolai Gogol, Gustave Flaubert, Stefan Zweig, Sappho, Maxim Gorky, and Umberto Eco.

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Among people born in 1775, Jane Austen ranks 1After her are André-Marie Ampère, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, J. M. W. Turner, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, Eugène François Vidocq, Lucien Bonaparte, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Carlota Joaquina of Spain, Ching Shih, Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, and Étienne-Louis Malus. Among people deceased in 1817, Jane Austen ranks 1After her are Germaine de Staël, Charles Messier, Tadeusz Kościuszko, André Masséna, Marie Walewska, Karađorđe, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Princess Charlotte of Wales, Abraham Gottlob Werner, and Theroigne de Mericourt.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Jane Austen ranks 37 out of 6,924Before her are Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), Margaret Thatcher (1925), David Hume (1711), John Maynard Keynes (1883), Mary II of England (1662), and Daniel Defoe (1660). After her are James Prescott Joule (1818), Bertrand Russell (1872), Anthony Hopkins (1937), James Clerk Maxwell (1831), Henry V of England (1386), and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Jane Austen ranks 6Before her are William Shakespeare (1564), Agatha Christie (1890), Charles Dickens (1812), Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), and Daniel Defoe (1660). After her are Lord Byron (1788), Lewis Carroll (1832), Virginia Woolf (1882), Mary Shelley (1797), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), and Emily Brontë (1818).