Virginia Woolf

1882 - 1941

Virginia Woolf

Adeline Virginia Woolf (; née Stephen; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, considered one of the more important modernist 20th century authors and also 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 in a blended family of eight which included the modernist painter Vanessa Bell. Her mother was Julia Prinsep Jackson and her father Leslie Stephen. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Virginia Woolf has received more than 9,692,854 page views. Her biography is available in 99 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 92nd most popular writer.

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Among writers, Virginia Woolf ranks 91 out of 4,883Before her are Heinrich Heine, Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, Maurice Maeterlinck, Stephen King, and Selma Lagerlöf. After her are Charles Bukowski, Jonathan Swift, Miyamoto Musashi, Ivan Turgenev, Anatole France, and Cato the Elder.

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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, Sigrid Undset, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Lili Elbe, Ion Antonescu, Georgi Dimitrov, and Max Born. Among people deceased in 1941, Virginia Woolf ranks 6Before her are Wilhelm II, German Emperor, James Joyce, Rabindranath Tagore, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, and Henri Bergson. After her are Alfonso XIII of Spain, Maximilian Kolbe, Walther Nernst, Emanuel Lasker, James George Frazer, and Arthur Evans.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Virginia Woolf ranks 58 out of 5,347Before her are David Ricardo (1772), Cecil Rhodes (1853), Ivar the Boneless (900), Richard Burton (1925), Alfred the Great (849), and John Stuart Mill (1806). After her are Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900), Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), J. M. W. Turner (1775), Edward Jenner (1749), Elizabeth Taylor (1932), and Ragnar Lodbrok (null).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Virginia Woolf ranks 9Before her are Agatha Christie (1890), Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), Daniel Defoe (1660), Jane Austen (1775), Lord Byron (1788), and Lewis Carroll (1832). After her are Walter Scott (1771), Mary Shelley (1797), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), William Blake (1757), Emily Brontë (1818), and H. G. Wells (1866).