Wilkie Collins

1824 - 1889

Wilkie Collins

William Wilkie Collins (8 January 1824 – 23 September 1889) was an English novelist and playwright known for The Woman in White (1859) and The Moonstone (1868). The last has been called the first modern English detective novel. Born to a London painter, William Collins, and his wife, the family moved to Italy when Collins was twelve, living there and in France for two years, so that he learned Italian and French. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilkie Collins has received more than 684,375 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 785th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Wilkie Collins ranks 782 out of 4,883Before him are Mehmet Akif Ersoy, Claudian, Georges Bernanos, Virginia Satir, Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, and Clarice Lispector. After him are H. Rider Haggard, Adunis, John Malalas, Pope Dionysius of Alexandria, Epicharmus of Kos, and Abraham Abulafia.

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Among people born in 1824, Wilkie Collins ranks 12Before him are Jean-Léon Gérôme, Maria Alexandrovna, Eugène Boudin, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Paul Broca, and Pierre Janssen. After him are Carl Reinecke, William Walker, Karl-Maria Kertbeny, William Huggins, Stonewall Jackson, and Princess Francisca of Brazil. Among people deceased in 1889, Wilkie Collins ranks 12Before him are Baroness Mary Vetsera, Michel Eugène Chevreul, Mihai Eminescu, Alexandre Cabanel, Luís I of Portugal, and Nikolay Chernyshevsky. After him are Charles III, Prince of Monaco, Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies, Marie of Prussia, Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, Robert Browning, and Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Wilkie Collins ranks 587 out of 5,347Before him are John Fowles (1926), Tony Buzan (1942), John Franklin (1786), Edgar Wallace (1875), Ramsay MacDonald (1866), and Bruce Dickinson (1958). After him are John Gurdon (1933), Prince Andrew, Duke of York (1960), Peter Greenaway (1942), H. Rider Haggard (1856), William Dampier (1651), and Benjamin Graham (1894).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Wilkie Collins ranks 81Before him are Ann Radcliffe (1764), Julian Barnes (1946), Samuel Richardson (1689), John Fowles (1926), Tony Buzan (1942), and Edgar Wallace (1875). After him are H. Rider Haggard (1856), Percy Fawcett (1867), Diana Wynne Jones (1934), E. M. Forster (1879), Robert Graves (1895), and Rosamunde Pilcher (1924).