Alain LeRoy Locke

1885 - 1954

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Alain Leroy Locke (September 13, 1885 – June 9, 1954) was an American writer, philosopher, educator, and patron of the arts. Distinguished in 1907 as the first African-American Rhodes Scholar, Locke became known as the philosophical architect —the acknowledged "Dean"— of the Harlem Renaissance. He is frequently included in listings of influential African Americans. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alain LeRoy Locke has received more than 299,094 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Alain LeRoy Locke is the 4,959th most popular writer (down from 4,390th in 2019), the 8,370th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,545th in 2019) and the 660th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Alain LeRoy Locke ranks 4,959 out of 5,794Before him are Franz Xaver Kroetz, Iolo Morganwg, Henry Vaughan, Barbara Pym, Charles Olson, and Claude McKay. After him are Geraldo Rivera, Harry Turtledove, Jules Roy, Alice Sebold, Dafydd ap Gwilym, and Meindert DeJong.

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Among people born in 1885, Alain LeRoy Locke ranks 184Before him are Frederick Holman, Birger Sjöberg, Károly Dietz, Otto Kruger, Tim Ahearne, and Art Ross. After him are Heinrich Schomburgk, Mór Kóczán, Charles Rosher, Ben Chifley, Lionel Atwill, and Bjørn Rasmussen. Among people deceased in 1954, Alain LeRoy Locke ranks 115Before him are Roberto Gomes Pedrosa, Eugene Pallette, Liberty Hyde Bailey, Clyde Cessna, Winifred McNair, and Karl Taylor Compton. After him are Gladys George, Irving Pichel, Johnny Ace, Vagn Walfrid Ekman, John Simon, 1st Viscount Simon, and Cornelia Sorabji.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alain LeRoy Locke ranks 8,370 out of 15,968Before him are Roberta Peters (1930), Francis Johnson (1910), Danny Carey (1961), Samuel Alito (1950), Dick Clark (1929), and Andrea Martin (1947). After him are Richie Kotzen (1970), Matt Hardy (1974), Johnnie Ray (1927), Gail Russell (1924), Adolphus Greely (1844), and Chelsea Clinton (1980).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Alain LeRoy Locke ranks 660Before him are Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (1950), Elmer Rice (1892), John Esposito (1940), Edmund White (1940), Daniel Goldhagen (1959), and Charles Olson (1910). After him are Geraldo Rivera (1943), Harry Turtledove (1949), Alice Sebold (1963), Gillian Flynn (1971), James E. Gunn (1923), and Lloyd C. Douglas (1877).