P. L. Travers

1899 - 1996

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Pamela Lyndon Travers (; born Helen Lyndon Goff; 9 August 1899 – 23 April 1996) was an Australian-British writer who spent most of her career in England. She is best known for the Mary Poppins series of books, which feature the eponymous magical nanny. Goff was born in Maryborough, Queensland, and grew up in the Australian bush before being sent to boarding school in Sydney. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of P. L. Travers has received more than 4,761,908 page views. Her biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). P. L. Travers is the 920th most popular writer (up from 1,137th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Australia (up from 30th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Australian Writer.

P. L. Travers is most famous for her children's novel, "Mary Poppins."

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Among writers, P. L. Travers ranks 920 out of 5,794Before her are Veronica Franco, Gregory of Narek, Eugène Scribe, Prudentius, Ibycus, and Aimé Césaire. After her are Pierre Louÿs, Irving Stone, Zeami Motokiyo, Fyodor Tyutchev, Jean Giraudoux, and Ivan Gundulić.

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Among people born in 1899, P. L. Travers ranks 36Before her are Albert Claude, Bertil Ohlin, Max Theiler, Emma Morano, Suzanne Lenglen, and Bronislav Kaminski. After her are James Cagney, Georg von Békésy, Jean Moulin, Lev Kuleshov, Georges Auric, and Chang Myon. Among people deceased in 1996, P. L. Travers ranks 35Before her are Joan Clarke, Andreas Papandreou, Mohamed Farrah Aidid, Marcel Carné, Ademir de Menezes, and Claudette Colbert. After her are Timothy Leary, Helmut Schön, Nevill Francis Mott, Masaki Kobayashi, António de Spínola, and Virginia Henderson.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, P. L. Travers ranks 23 out of 790Before her are Alexander Prokhorov (1916), Hugh Jackman (1968), Ned Kelly (1855), Peter Singer (1946), V. Gordon Childe (1892), and Margot Robbie (1990). After her are John Eccles (1903), Peter Weir (1944), Robin Warren (1937), Tamam Shud case (1903), Joan Sutherland (1926), and Elizabeth Blackburn (1948).

Among WRITERS In Australia

Among writers born in Australia, P. L. Travers ranks 2Before her are Colleen McCullough (1937). After her are James Clavell (1921), Thomas Keneally (1935), Rhonda Byrne (1945), Morris West (1916), Elizabeth von Arnim (1866), Annette Kellermann (1887), Germaine Greer (1939), James Aldridge (1918), Gregory David Roberts (1952), and Peter Carey (1943).