Mary Baker Eddy

1821 - 1910

Mary Baker Eddy

Mary Baker Eddy (July 16, 1821 – December 3, 1910) was an American religious leader and author who founded The Church of Christ, Scientist, in New England in 1879. She also founded the Christian Science Monitor, a Pulitzer Prize winning secular newspaper, in 1908; and three religious magazines: the Christian Science Sentinel, The Christian Science Journal, and The Herald of Christian Science. She wrote numerous books and articles, the most notable of which was Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures which had sold over nine million copies as of 2001.Members of The First Church of Christ, Scientist consider Eddy the "discoverer" of Christian Science, and adherents are therefore known as Christian Scientists or students of Christian Science. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Baker Eddy has received more than 852,648 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 2,413th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Mary Baker Eddy ranks 2,409 out of 4,883Before her are Yury Tynyanov, Cao Yu, Karel Jaromír Erben, Winston Groom, Phan Bội Châu, and Petr Chelčický. After her are Nevil Shute, Ibn Manzur, Jerzy Andrzejewski, Giulio Angioni, Fernand Crommelynck, and Lucius Cornelius Sisenna.

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Among people born in 1821, Mary Baker Eddy ranks 40Before her are Gabriel García Moreno, Albert, 4th duc de Broglie, Ion C. Brătianu, Champfleury, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and Leon Pinsker. After her are Félix Ziem, Archduke Ferdinand Karl Viktor of Austria-Este, Cyprian Norwid, Josip Runjanin, John C. Breckinridge, and Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet. Among people deceased in 1910, Mary Baker Eddy ranks 46Before her are Maria Konopnicka, Wilhelm Raabe, George Turner, Osman Hamdi Bey, Alexander Mikhaylovich Zaytsev, and Auguste Charlois. After her are Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon, Giovanni Passannante, Friedrich Daniel von Recklinghausen, Winslow Homer, Reginald Doherty, and Julius Petersen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mary Baker Eddy ranks 2,884 out of 12,171Before her are Lea Thompson (1961), Mary-Louise Parker (1964), Charles Jencks (1939), Joel Hastings Metcalf (1866), Gabriel Almond (1911), and Raymond Smith Dugan (1878). After her are Melissa McBride (1965), Jeff Daniels (1955), Lyndon LaRouche (1922), Murray Perahia (1947), Will Ferrell (1967), and Amanda Seyfried (1985).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Mary Baker Eddy ranks 277Before her are Annie Proulx (1935), Vonda N. McIntyre (1948), David Eddings (1931), Robert James Waller (1939), Robert Jordan (1948), and Winston Groom (1943). After her are Kate Chopin (1850), Harold Robbins (1916), Lady Randolph Churchill (1854), E. L. Doctorow (1931), Gregory Corso (1930), and Nelson Algren (1909).