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Nell Gwyn

1650 - 1687

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Eleanor Gwyn (2 February 1650 – 14 November 1687; also spelled Gwynn, Gwynne) was a celebrity figure of the Restoration period. Praised by Samuel Pepys for her comic performances as one of the first actresses on the English stage, she became best known for being a long-time mistress of King Charles II of England. Called "pretty, witty Nell" by Pepys, she has been regarded as a living embodiment of the spirit of Restoration England and has come to be considered a folk heroine, with a story echoing the rags-to-royalty tale of Cinderella. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nell Gwyn has received more than 1,085,230 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Nell Gwyn is the 1,713th most popular actor (down from 1,702nd in 2019), the 1,728th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,779th in 2019) and the 244th most popular British Actor.

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  • 54.27

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  • 30

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  • 2.91

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  • 3.98

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Among actors, Nell Gwyn ranks 1,713 out of 9,996Before her are Ruan Lingyu, Melvyn Douglas, Haing S. Ngor, Tony Jaa, Aleksey Batalov, and Ricardo Darín. After her are Mario Brega, John Hannah, Dilip Kumar, Eric Braeden, Étienne Decroux, and Jaya Bachchan.

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Among people born in 1650, Nell Gwyn ranks 11Before her are Jean Bart, Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel, Vincenzo Coronelli, Frederick Casimir Kettler, Princess Wilhelmine Ernestine of Denmark, and Joachim Neander. After her are Robert de Visée, Anne Jules de Noailles, Anthim the Iberian, Giovanni Battista Bassani, Fyodor Alexeyevich Golovin, and George Rooke. Among people deceased in 1687, Nell Gwyn ranks 8Before her are William Petty, Johannes Hevelius, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Constantijn Huygens, Nicholas Mercator, and Margravine Magdalene Sibylle of Brandenburg-Bayreuth. After her are Henry More, Laura Martinozzi, Ferdinand Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern, François de Créquy, and Geminiano Montanari.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Nell Gwyn ranks 1,728 out of 7,765Before her are J. Lee Thompson (1914), Dixie Dean (1907), Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom (1768), Rick Parfitt (1948), John Watson (1946), and Paul Gascoigne (1967). After her are John Hannah (1962), Henry More (1614), Charles Hatchett (1765), Tobias Smollett (1721), Cenwalh of Wessex (601), and John A. Macdonald (1815).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Nell Gwyn ranks 244Before her are Samantha Eggar (1939), Charles Gray (1928), Rupert Grint (1988), Miranda Richardson (1958), James Finlayson (1887), and Peter Vaughan (1923). After her are John Hannah (1962), Rufus Sewell (1967), Tom Ellis (1978), Anthony Dawson (1916), Peter Capaldi (1958), and Naomie Harris (1976).

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