Allen Ginsberg

1926 - 1997

Allen Ginsberg

Irwin Allen Ginsberg (; June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet and writer. As a student at Columbia University in the 1940s, he began friendships with William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, forming the core of the Beat Generation. He vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism, and sexual repression, and he embodied various aspects of this counterculture with his views on drugs, hostility to bureaucracy, and openness to Eastern religions.Ginsberg is best known for his poem "Howl" in which he denounced what he saw as the destructive forces of capitalism and conformity in the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Allen Ginsberg has received more than 3,934,151 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 440th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Allen Ginsberg ranks 437 out of 4,883Before him are Tennessee Williams, Wu Cheng'en, Tom Clancy, Jean Paul, Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, and Jacques Hébert. After him are Sergei Yesenin, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Sayyid Qutb, Tulsidas, Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, and Ismail Kadare.

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Among people born in 1926, Allen Ginsberg ranks 23Before him are Klaus Kinski, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Paul Bocuse, Hugh Hefner, and John Coltrane. After him are Prince Claus of the Netherlands, Ben Roy Mottelson, Jerry Lewis, Donald A. Glaser, Jack Brabham, and Ivan Illich. Among people deceased in 1997, Allen Ginsberg ranks 15Before him are Mobutu Sese Seko, Gianni Versace, Roy Lichtenstein, Victor Vasarely, Anton LaVey, and William S. Burroughs. After him are Hans Eysenck, Paulo Freire, Sviatoslav Richter, Melvin Calvin, The Notorious B.I.G., and Isaiah Berlin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Allen Ginsberg ranks 402 out of 12,171Before him are Irvin D. Yalom (1931), Oliver Stone (1946), Benjamin Harrison (1833), Margaret Mead (1901), Tom Clancy (1947), and Geraldine Chaplin (1944). After him are Man Ray (1890), Bernie Sanders (1941), Alexander Calder (1898), Jefferson Davis (1808), John Robert Schrieffer (1931), and James Buchanan (1791).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Allen Ginsberg ranks 47Before him are Paul Auster (1947), George R. R. Martin (1948), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), Alvin Toffler (1928), Tennessee Williams (1911), and Tom Clancy (1947). After him are Kurt Vonnegut (1922), Sidney Sheldon (1917), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), Sylvia Plath (1932), Robert A. Heinlein (1907), and Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875).