Karen Armstrong

1944 - Today

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Karen Armstrong (born 14 November 1944) is a British author and commentator of Irish Catholic descent known for her books on comparative religion. A former Roman Catholic religious sister, she went from a conservative to a more liberal and mystical Christian faith. She attended St Anne's College, Oxford, while in the convent and majored in English. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karen Armstrong has received more than 869,633 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Karen Armstrong is the 2,218th most popular writer (up from 2,388th in 2019), the 1,697th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,757th in 2019) and the 196th most popular British Writer.

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  • 870k

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  • 64.82

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  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.75

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  • 3.56

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Karen Armstrong ranks 2,218 out of 5,794Before her are Ding Ling, Samad Vurgun, Sergio Badilla Castillo, Agathangelos, Mirza Shafi Vazeh, and Ippolita Maria Sforza. After her are Gisèle Halimi, Fritz Leiber, Ariwara no Narihira, Karel Hynek Mácha, Hendrik Conscience, and Stefan Żeromski.

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Among people born in 1944, Karen Armstrong ranks 176Before her are G. W. Bailey, Adriano Galliani, Ton Koopman, Billy Cobham, António Mascarenhas Monteiro, and Ian Wilmut. After her are Luis Ladaria Ferrer, Ayad Allawi, Adrian Smith, Taylor Hackford, Arnon Milchan, and Christian Boltanski.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Karen Armstrong ranks 1,697 out of 6,924Before her are John Flaxman (1755), James Cosmo (1947), Robert Blake (1599), George Green (1793), Dunstan (909), and Stuart Lewis-Evans (1930). After her are Phil Lynott (1949), Matthew Flinders (1774), Hugh Hudson (1936), James Fox (1939), William Beckford (1760), and George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Karen Armstrong ranks 196Before her are William Ernest Henley (1849), Taliesin (518), Kenneth Grahame (1859), George Whitefield (1714), Anna Sewell (1820), and John Wyndham (1903). After her are William Beckford (1760), James Boswell (1740), Frederick Marryat (1792), Dick Francis (1920), David Gemmell (1948), and Rebecca West (1892).