Mary Renault

1905 - 1983

Mary Renault

Mary Renault (; 4 September 1905 – 13 December 1983), born Eileen Mary Challans, was an English and South African writer best known for her historical novels set in ancient Greece. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Renault has received more than 222,964 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 3,545th most popular writer.

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  • 220k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 47.18

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.15

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.34

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Mary Renault ranks 3,539 out of 4,883Before her are Mordecai Richler, Jørgen-Frantz Jacobsen, Jacques Jasmin, Brendan Behan, Gabriela Zapolska, and Johann Georg von Hahn. After her are Gordon Willis, Lars Ahlin, Dennis Lehane, Louis Paul Boon, Pepetela, and Zülfü Livaneli.

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Among people born in 1905, Mary Renault ranks 183Before her are Mildred Natwick, Ángel Melogno, Alexandre Villaplane, Mohammad Hidayatullah, Bernt Evensen, and Fausto dos Santos. After her are Joel McCrea, Michael Tippett, Ricardo Pérez Godoy, Hilde Holger, Jenő Rejtő, and Fulvio Bernardini. Among people deceased in 1983, Mary Renault ranks 132Before her are Jorge Ibargüengoitia, Mykola Bazhan, Harry James, Miquel Crusafont i Pairó, Bill Brandt, and Alan Cunningham. After her are Eugène Chaboud, Lina Radke, José Iraragorri, Luís Mesquita de Oliveira, Émile Veinante, and Larysa Hienijuš.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary Renault ranks 2,584 out of 5,347Before her are Mark Hughes (1963), Lindsay Kemp (1938), Venetia Burney (1918), Sergey Kapitsa (1928), Estelle Winwood (1883), and Philippa Foot (1920). After her are William Lawes (1602), Roy Harper (1941), Charles Winslow (1888), Rachel Ward (1957), Charles Wyville Thomson (1830), and George Albert Smith (1864).