Mary Shelley

1797 - 1851

Mary Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (UK: , US: ; née Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English novelist who wrote the Gothic novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Shelley has received more than 6,582,845 page views. Her biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 122nd most popular writer.

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Among writers, Mary Shelley ranks 121 out of 4,883Before her are Federico García Lorca, Rudyard Kipling, Paul Verlaine, Apuleius, Jean Cocteau, and Walter Scott. After her are Plautus, Khalil Gibran, Günter Grass, Robert Louis Stevenson, Ivo Andrić, and Murasaki Shikibu.

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Among people born in 1797, Mary Shelley ranks 4Before her are Franz Schubert, Heinrich Heine, and William I, German Emperor. After her are Gaetano Donizetti, Adolphe Thiers, Hiroshige, Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan, Joseph Henry, Ghalib, Charles Lyell, and Alfred de Vigny. Among people deceased in 1851, Mary Shelley ranks 3Before her are Hans Christian Ørsted and J. M. W. Turner. After her are Louis Daguerre, Marie Thérèse of France, James Fenimore Cooper, Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Karl Drais, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, Manuel Godoy, Princess Augusta of Bavaria, and Petar II Petrović-Njegoš.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary Shelley ranks 76 out of 5,347Before her are Guy Fawkes (1570), Charles Babbage (1791), Roger Bacon (1220), Alex Ferguson (1941), Charles, Prince of Wales (1948), and Walter Scott (1771). After her are J. J. Thomson (1856), Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), Herbert Spencer (1820), George VI (1895), and David Bowie (1947).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Mary Shelley ranks 11Before her are Daniel Defoe (1660), Jane Austen (1775), Lord Byron (1788), Lewis Carroll (1832), Virginia Woolf (1882), and Walter Scott (1771). After her are Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), William Blake (1757), Emily Brontë (1818), H. G. Wells (1866), Charlotte Brontë (1816), and Aldous Huxley (1894).