William Harrison Ainsworth

1805 - 1882

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William Harrison Ainsworth (4 February 1805 – 3 January 1882) was an English historical novelist born at King Street in Manchester. He trained as a lawyer, but the legal profession held no attraction for him. While completing his legal studies in London he met the publisher John Ebers, at that time manager of the King's Theatre, Haymarket. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Harrison Ainsworth has received more than 124,746 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). William Harrison Ainsworth is the 4,409th most popular writer (down from 4,221st in 2019), the 3,388th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,424th in 2019) and the 406th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, William Harrison Ainsworth ranks 4,409 out of 5,794Before him are Anne Carson, Eliška Krásnohorská, Arnulf Øverland, Rolf Jacobsen, Cyril M. Kornbluth, and František Langer. After him are Einar Már Guðmundsson, Ulrich Plenzdorf, Steven Moffat, Pentti Saarikoski, Erik Johan Stagnelius, and Paul Du Chaillu.

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Among people born in 1805, William Harrison Ainsworth ranks 56Before him are Tomás Villalba, Rudolf Wagner, Louise Bertin, Kuriakose Elias Chavara, John O. Westwood, and Alexander Burnes. After him are José Ballivián, Samuel Palmer, Salustiano de Olózaga y Almandoz, and James Wilson. Among people deceased in 1882, William Harrison Ainsworth ranks 62Before him are Charles Wyville Thomson, Franz von Schober, James Challis, Ernest Courtot de Cissey, Henry Cole, and Ion Andreescu. After him are Joaquim Manuel de Macedo, James Spriggs Payne, Richard Henry Dana Jr., Edward Bouverie Pusey, and Milton Latham.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Harrison Ainsworth ranks 3,388 out of 6,924Before him are Nick Park (1958), Peter Whitehead (1914), Jane Ellen Harrison (1850), William Dobson (1610), Una O'Connor (1880), and Patrick Abercrombie (1879). After him are Natalia Tena (1984), Henry Nicholas Ridley (1855), Shirley Henderson (1965), Joe Jackson (1954), William Primrose (1904), and John Higgins (1975).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, William Harrison Ainsworth ranks 406Before him are Edith Sitwell (1887), W. S. Gilbert (1836), John Braine (1922), Graham Hancock (1950), Frederick Rolfe (1860), and Michael Frayn (1933). After him are Steven Moffat (1961), I. A. Richards (1893), Fay Weldon (1931), Michael Grant (1914), Edward Carpenter (1844), and Hanif Kureishi (1954).