Mary Astell

1666 - 1731

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Mary Astell (12 November 1666 – 11 May 1731) was an English protofeminist writer, philosopher, and rhetorician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Astell has received more than 167,714 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Mary Astell is the 2,531st most popular writer (up from 3,292nd in 2019), the 1,928th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,395th in 2019) and the 225th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Mary Astell ranks 2,531 out of 5,794Before her are Marjorie Boulton, Horace McCoy, M. Karunanidhi, Ramón Gómez de la Serna, C. S. Forester, and Jean Rhys. After her are Kuvempu, Herman Wouk, Christian Dietrich Grabbe, Nemesianus, Lupus Servatus, and Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi.

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Among people born in 1666, Mary Astell ranks 12Before her are Guru Gobind Singh, Maria Sophia of Neuburg, Odoardo Farnese, Hereditary Prince of Parma, Jean-Féry Rebel, Nevşehirli Damat Ibrahim Pasha, and Marie Thérèse de Bourbon. After her are Antonio Maria Valsalva, John William III, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach, Princess Henriëtte Amalia of Anhalt-Dessau, and Ogyū Sorai. Among people deceased in 1731, Mary Astell ranks 13Before her are Antonio Farnese, Duke of Parma, Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco, Johann Ludwig Bach, Frederik Ruysch, Violante Beatrice of Bavaria, and Gustav, Duke of Zweibrücken.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary Astell ranks 1,928 out of 6,924Before her are Marjorie Boulton (1924), Edward L. G. Bowell (1943), Henry Maudslay (1771), Alan Price (1942), Sally Hawkins (1976), and Hugh Dowding (1882). After her are Christabel Pankhurst (1880), Henry Allingham (1896), Arthur Phillip (1738), Harold Abrahams (1899), Duncan Haldane (1951), and Sadiq Khan (1970).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Mary Astell ranks 225Before her are Eric Knight (1897), George Herbert (1593), Peter Mayle (1939), Ephraim Chambers (1680), Edward FitzGerald (1809), and Marjorie Boulton (1924). After her are Wilfred Owen (1893), Winston Graham (1908), Walter Pater (1839), Kay Parker (1944), Aelred of Rievaulx (1110), and Edith Pargeter (1913).