Mary Renault

1905 - 1983

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Mary Renault (; 4 September 1905 – 13 December 1983), born Eileen Mary Challans, was an English 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 298,457 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Mary Renault is the 3,656th most popular writer (down from 3,534th in 2019), the 2,694th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,582nd in 2019) and the 327th most popular British Writer.

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  • 60.84

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  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.08

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  • 3.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Mary Renault ranks 3,656 out of 5,794Before her are Jędrzej Śniadecki, Leopold Andrian, Charles Williams, Dominique Fernandez, Rodolfo Walsh, and Andrejs Pumpurs. After her are Johann Georg von Hahn, Mustai Karim, Antanas Baranauskas, Ferdinando Petruccelli della Gattina, Eric Frank Russell, and Mary Seacole.

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Among people born in 1905, Mary Renault ranks 199Before her are Michael Tippett, Albrecht Unsöld, Abeid Karume, Tamar Abakelia, Leila Hyams, and Lilí Álvarez. After her are Eric Frank Russell, Vicente Trueba, Walther Müller, Hendrik Wade Bode, Edmundo Piaggio, and Étienne Mattler. Among people deceased in 1983, Mary Renault ranks 131Before her are Rudolf Wolters, Earl Tupper, Erich Juskowiak, John Bodkin Adams, Maurice Bishop, and Musine Kokalari. After her are Arvīds Pelše, Louise Weiss, Mordecai Kaplan, José Iraragorri, Mykola Bazhan, and Gunnar Thoroddsen.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary Renault ranks 2,694 out of 6,924Before her are Charles Williams (1886), Thomas Wedgwood (1771), Nicky Hopkins (1944), Tom Baker (1934), Derek Bell (1941), and Elizabeth Fry (1780). After her are Lady Sarah Chatto (1964), Eric Frank Russell (1905), Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury (1400), Thomas Girtin (1775), Harry Edwin Wood (1881), and Taylor Caldwell (1900).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Mary Renault ranks 327Before her are Edith Durham (1863), Lytton Strachey (1880), Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915), Anne Bradstreet (1612), Richard Hakluyt (1552), and Charles Williams (1886). After her are Eric Frank Russell (1905), Taylor Caldwell (1900), Ian Rankin (1960), Thomas Middleton (1580), Arnold Wesker (1932), and William Hazlitt (1778).