Mary Wollstonecraft

1759 - 1797

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Mary Wollstonecraft (, also UK: ; 27 April 1759 – 10 September 1797) was an English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights. Until the late 20th century, Wollstonecraft's life, which encompassed several unconventional personal relationships at the time, received more attention than her writing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Wollstonecraft has received more than 4,092,229 page views. Her biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). Mary Wollstonecraft is the 233rd most popular writer (down from 217th in 2019), the 180th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 159th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Writer.

Mary Wollstonecraft is most famous for her book, "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman." The book argued that women should be given the same opportunities as men.

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Among writers, Mary Wollstonecraft ranks 233 out of 5,755Before her are Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Maurice Leblanc, Al-Masudi, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, and Lu Xun. After her are Anna Wintour, François de La Rochefoucauld, Anna Akhmatova, Philip K. Dick, Coen brothers, and Torquato Tasso.

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Among people born in 1759, Mary Wollstonecraft ranks 4Before her are Friedrich Schiller, Georges Danton, and Joseph Fouché. After her are Maria Feodorovna, Robert Burns, Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia, William Wilberforce, William Pitt the Younger, Clotilde of France, Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, and Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony. Among people deceased in 1797, Mary Wollstonecraft ranks 3Before her are Baron Munchausen and Edmund Burke. After her are Frederick William II of Prussia, François-Noël Babeuf, Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar, James Hutton, Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern, Vilna Gaon, Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg, Lazare Hoche, and Joseph Wright of Derby.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary Wollstonecraft ranks 180 out of 7,765Before her are Francis Crick (1916), Arthur, Prince of Wales (1486), Bon Scott (1946), Helen Mirren (1945), Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank (1935), and Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830). After her are Anna Wintour (1949), Edward Smith (1850), Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), Humphry Davy (1778), Henry I of England (1068), and Elizabeth Woodville (1437).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Mary Wollstonecraft ranks 23Before her are Emily Brontë (1818), Ian Fleming (1908), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), Terry Pratchett (1948), and John Milton (1608). After her are Anna Wintour (1949), J. K. Rowling (1965), Roald Dahl (1916), William Golding (1911), Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), and C. S. Lewis (1898).