William Harrison Ainsworth

1805 - 1882

William Harrison Ainsworth

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 107,798 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4,233rd most popular writer.

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  • 16

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Among writers, William Harrison Ainsworth ranks 4,226 out of 4,883Before him are Atiq Rahimi, Michael Scott, Joel Chandler Harris, Philip Massinger, Izaak Walton, and Eva Ibbotson. After him are Robert Bly, Michael Cristofer, Antti Tuuri, Kathy Acker, Aubrey de Grey, and George Crabbe.

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Among people born in 1805, William Harrison Ainsworth ranks 49Before him are Johann Friedrich Klotzsch, John O. Westwood, Alexander Burnes, José Ballivián, William Lloyd Garrison, and Rudolf Wagner.  Among people deceased in 1882, William Harrison Ainsworth ranks 57Before him are Giovanni Lanza, Theodor Kullak, Ernest Courtot de Cissey, Charles Wyville Thomson, William Shanks, and Henry Cole. After him are James Spriggs Payne, Richard Henry Dana Jr., and Edward Bouverie Pusey.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Harrison Ainsworth ranks 3,426 out of 5,347Before him are Williamina Fleming (1857), Richard Knill Freeman (1840), George Cohen (1939), Philip Massinger (1583), Richard Briers (1934), and Izaak Walton (1593). After him are Stuart McCall (1964), Lesley Manville (1956), Dexter Fletcher (1966), Jonny Greenwood (1971), William Beechey (null), and Alfie Allen (1986).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, William Harrison Ainsworth ranks 402Before him are Anthony Powell (1905), Terence Rattigan (1911), Marmaduke Pickthall (1875), Howard Jacobson (1942), Philip Massinger (1583), and Izaak Walton (1593). After him are Aubrey de Grey (1963), George Crabbe (1754), Sarah Waters (1966), Robert Edmond Grant (1793), Brian Friel (1929), and Alan Hollinghurst (1954).