Wendy Beckett

1930 - 2018

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Wendy Mary Beckett (25 February 1930 – 26 December 2018), better known as Sister Wendy, was a British religious sister and art historian who became known internationally during the 1990s when she presented a series of BBC television documentaries on the history of art. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wendy Beckett has received more than 540,218 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Wendy Beckett is the 551st most popular historian (down from 437th in 2019), the 272nd most popular biography from South Africa (down from 174th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular South African Historian.

Memorability Metrics

  • 540k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 37.05

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.65

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Wendy Becketts by language

Over the past year Wendy Beckett has had the most page views in the with 46,097 views, followed by Spanish (2,362), and Russian (1,600). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are French (86.36%), Welsh (72.73%), and Arabic (71.67%)


Among historians, Wendy Beckett ranks 551 out of 561Before her are Irfan Habib, Gerhard Weinberg, Bernard Bailyn, Janusz Kurtyka, Stephen Kotkin, and Allan Lichtman. After her are Stephen Turnbull, Peter Heather, Peeter Järvelaid, Adrian Goldsworthy, Bettany Hughes, and Victor Davis Hanson.

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Among people born in 1930, Wendy Beckett ranks 635Before her are Conn Findlay, Frank Shakespeare, Timothy Findley, Bill Brock, Joni James, and Tom Mboya. After her are Bill Hougland, Cathryn Damon, Shirley Williams, Windsor Davies, Barbara Lawrence, and Tony Madigan. Among people deceased in 2018, Wendy Beckett ranks 586Before her are Maryon Pittman Allen, Andreas Kappes, Peter Thompson, Pete Shelley, Boris Kokorev, and Samuel Bodman. After her are Chelsi Smith, Charles Krauthammer, Paul Meister, Liam O'Flynn, Tetsuro Miura, and Paul Laxalt.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Wendy Beckett ranks 272 out of 454Before her are Moses Sithole (1964), ZP Theart (1975), Letta Mbulu (1942), David Bateson (1960), Anele Ngcongca (1987), and Miriam Stockley (1962). After her are Matthew Booth (1977), Willie Toweel (1934), David Adams (1970), Cliff Drysdale (1941), Nick Price (1957), and Daryl Impey (1984).

Among HISTORIANS In South Africa

Among historians born in South Africa, Wendy Beckett ranks 2Before her are Griselda Pollock (1949).