Lucy Maud Montgomery

1874 - 1942

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Lucy Maud Montgomery (November 30, 1874 – April 24, 1942), published as L. M. Montgomery, was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning in 1908 with Anne of Green Gables. The book was an immediate success. The title character, orphan Anne Shirley, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following.The first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lucy Maud Montgomery has received more than 3,153,979 page views. Her biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Lucy Maud Montgomery is the 209th most popular writer (up from 539th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Canada (up from 21st in 2019) and the most popular Canadian Writer.

Lucy Maud Montgomery is most famous for her novel, Anne of Green Gables.

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Among writers, Lucy Maud Montgomery ranks 209 out of 5,794Before her are Henri Charrière, Quintilian, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Karel Čapek, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Imre Kertész. After her are Yasunari Kawabata, Karen Blixen, François de La Rochefoucauld, C. S. Lewis, Bram Stoker, and Doris Lessing.

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Among people born in 1874, Lucy Maud Montgomery ranks 6Before her are Winston Churchill, Guglielmo Marconi, Robert Frost, Arnold Schoenberg, and Harry Houdini. After her are Edward Thorndike, Howard Carter, W. Somerset Maugham, Herbert Hoover, Chaim Weizmann, and Ernst Cassirer. Among people deceased in 1942, Lucy Maud Montgomery ranks 4Before her are Stefan Zweig, Reinhard Heydrich, and Janusz Korczak. After her are Bronisław Malinowski, Edith Stein, Robert Musil, José Raúl Capablanca, William G. Morgan, Anton Drexler, Jean Baptiste Perrin, and Robert Bosch.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Lucy Maud Montgomery ranks 4 out of 1,130Before her are Leonard Cohen (1934), Leslie Nielsen (1926), and Albert Bandura (1925). After her are Donald Sutherland (1935), Marshall McLuhan (1911), James Naismith (1861), Erving Goffman (1922), Alice Munro (1931), Frank Gehry (1929), Justin Trudeau (1971), and Christopher Plummer (1929).

Among WRITERS In Canada

Among writers born in Canada, Lucy Maud Montgomery ranks 1After her are Alice Munro (1931), Margaret Atwood (1939), Saul Bellow (1915), A. E. van Vogt (1912), Brian Tracy (1944), David Morrell (1943), Shulamith Firestone (1945), David Shore (1959), Naomi Klein (1970), Gabrielle Roy (1909), and Gordon R. Dickson (1923).