Muriel Spark

1918 - 2006

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Dame Muriel Sarah Spark (née Camberg; 1 February 1918 – 13 April 2006) was a Scottish novelist, short story writer, poet and essayist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muriel Spark has received more than 634,191 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Muriel Spark is the 736th most popular writer (down from 664th in 2019), the 578th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 497th in 2019) and the 72nd most popular British Writer.

Muriel Spark is most famous for her novel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, which was adapted into a stage play and film.

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Among writers, Muriel Spark ranks 736 out of 5,794Before her are Cesare Pavese, Epicharmus of Kos, Theodoret, Clarice Lispector, John Jacob Astor IV, and Yanka Kupala. After her are Hans Fallada, Nikolai Ostrovsky, Maurice Denis, Theodore the Studite, Viktor Shklovsky, and Hugo Ball.

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Among people born in 1918, Muriel Spark ranks 26Before her are William Holden, Gertrude B. Elion, Billy Graham, James Tobin, Maurice Druon, and Rosalia Lombardo. After her are Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Martin Ryle, Birgit Nilsson, Franco Modigliani, André Bazin, and Ernst Otto Fischer. Among people deceased in 2006, Muriel Spark ranks 31Before her are Robert Altman, Choi Kyu-hah, John Kenneth Galbraith, Nam June Paik, Johannes Rau, and Lennart Meri. After her are Jack Palance, Steve Irwin, Telmo Zarra, P. W. Botha, Markus Wolf, and Melvin Schwartz.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Muriel Spark ranks 578 out of 6,924Before her are Edmund Cartwright (1743), William Stanley Jevons (1835), David Hockney (1937), Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), George Martin (1926), and Nick Mason (1944). After her are Brian Epstein (1934), Denis Law (1940), Fred Perry (1909), Kenneth MacAlpin (810), Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (1964), and Tony Buzan (1942).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Muriel Spark ranks 72Before her are Diana Wynne Jones (1934), Daphne du Maurier (1907), John Bunyan (1628), Edmund Spenser (1552), Douglas Adams (1952), and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757). After her are Tony Buzan (1942), Frederick Forsyth (1938), Jane Hawking (1944), Henry Fielding (1707), Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809), and Samuel Richardson (1689).