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Mary Shelley

1797 - 1851

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (UK: ; née Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English novelist who is best known for writing the Gothic novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818), which is considered an early example of science fiction. 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 11,694,215 page views. Her biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 93 in 2019). Mary Shelley is the 113th most popular writer (down from 97th in 2019), the 80th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 65th in 2019) and the 10th most popular British Writer.

Mary Shelley is most famous for her novel Frankenstein.

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Among writers, Mary Shelley ranks 113 out of 5,755Before her are Boris Pasternak, Du Fu, François Rabelais, Samuel Beckett, Vladimir Nabokov, and Federico García Lorca. After her are François Villon, Plautus, Václav Havel, Sully Prudhomme, E. T. A. Hoffmann, and Yukio Mishima.

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Among people born in 1797, Mary Shelley ranks 4Before her are Franz Schubert, William I, German Emperor, and Heinrich Heine. After her are Gaetano Donizetti, Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan, Adolphe Thiers, Hiroshige, Joseph Henry, Charles Lyell, Ghalib, and Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany. 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, Karl Drais, Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Princess Augusta of Bavaria, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, and Manuel Godoy.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary Shelley ranks 80 out of 7,765Before her are Ridley Scott (1937), Edward II of England (1284), William of Ockham (1285), Harold Harefoot (1016), John Dee (1527), and David Bowie (1947). After her are Jeremy Bentham (1748), Roger Moore (1927), Maggie Smith (1934), Elton John (1947), Edward Heath (1916), and Edward I of England (1239).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Mary Shelley ranks 10Before her are Lord Byron (1788), Jane Austen (1775), Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), Daniel Defoe (1660), Virginia Woolf (1882), and Lewis Carroll (1832). After her are Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), Walter Scott (1771), Charlotte Brontë (1816), William Blake (1757), H. G. Wells (1866), and Aldous Huxley (1894).