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Virginia Woolf

1882 - 1941

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Adeline Virginia Woolf (; née Stephen; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. Woolf was born into an affluent household in South Kensington, London, the seventh child of Julia Prinsep Jackson and Leslie Stephen in a blended family of eight which included the modernist painter Vanessa Bell. She was home-schooled in English classics and Victorian literature from a young age. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Virginia Woolf has received more than 13,300,599 page views. Her biography is available in 106 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 104 in 2019). Virginia Woolf is the 88th most popular writer (down from 80th in 2019), the 64th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 56th in 2019) and the 8th most popular British Writer.

Virginia Woolf is most famous for her novels Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and The Waves.

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Among writers, Virginia Woolf ranks 88 out of 5,755Before her are Stephen King, Jonathan Swift, Miyamoto Musashi, Milan Kundera, Heinrich Heine, and Selma Lagerlöf. After her are Maxim Gorky, Maurice Maeterlinck, Lewis Carroll, Jean de La Fontaine, Knut Hamsun, and George Bernard Shaw.

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Among people born in 1882, Virginia Woolf ranks 4Before her are Franklin D. Roosevelt, Igor Stravinsky, and James Joyce. After her are Wilhelm Keitel, Georges Braque, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Sigrid Undset, Lili Elbe, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Georgi Dimitrov, and Max Born. Among people deceased in 1941, Virginia Woolf ranks 5Before her are Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Rabindranath Tagore, James Joyce, and Henri Bergson. After her are Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Maximilian Kolbe, Maurice Leblanc, James George Frazer, Arthur Evans, and Robert Delaunay.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Virginia Woolf ranks 64 out of 7,765Before her are Richard Burton (1925), William Wallace (1270), Herbert Spencer (1820), Charles Babbage (1791), Henry VII of England (1457), and George VI (1895). After her are Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857), Edward VI of England (1537), Lewis Carroll (1832), Alex Ferguson (1941), James VI and I (1566), and Neville Chamberlain (1869).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Virginia Woolf ranks 8Before her are Agatha Christie (1890), Charles Dickens (1812), Lord Byron (1788), Jane Austen (1775), Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), and Daniel Defoe (1660). After her are Lewis Carroll (1832), Mary Shelley (1797), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), Walter Scott (1771), Charlotte Brontë (1816), and William Blake (1757).