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Audre Lorde

1934 - 1992

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Audre Lorde (; born Audrey Geraldine Lorde; February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992) was an African-American writer, womanist, radical feminist, professor, and civil rights activist. She was a self-described "black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet," who "dedicated both her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing injustices of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia."As a poet, she is best known for technical mastery and emotional expression, as well as her poems that express anger and outrage at civil and social injustices she observed throughout her life. As a spoken word artist, her delivery has been called powerful, melodic, and intense by the Poetry Foundation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Audre Lorde has received more than 2,164,653 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Audre Lorde is the 2,282nd most popular writer (up from 2,786th in 2019), the 2,924th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,562nd in 2019) and the 263rd most popular Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Audre Lorde ranks 2,282 out of 5,755Before her are Jean Raspail, Elisabeth of Schönau, Paschasius Radbertus, Rebecca West, William Beckford, and Johann Karl August Musäus. After her are Rifa'a al-Tahtawi, Terence McKenna, Wieland Wagner, Richard Wurmbrand, Jean-Baptiste Dubos, and Theodore Prodromos.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1934, Audre Lorde ranks 148Before her are Yoshio Furukawa, Marc Rich, Alisa Freindlich, Kira Muratova, George Segal, and Viktor Gorbatko. After her are Gregory Peter XX Ghabroyan, Nadine Trintignant, Dionigi Tettamanzi, Waldo Machado, Alexandra Ripley, and Dashrath Manjhi. Among people deceased in 1992, Audre Lorde ranks 92Before her are Allen Newell, Isidro Lángara, Fritz Leiber, Jean Dieudonné, Marsha P. Johnson, and Jeff Porcaro. After her are Anthony Dawson, Petra Kelly, Tevfik Esenç, Jim Garrison, Joe Shuster, and John G. Kemeny.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Audre Lorde ranks 2,924 out of 18,182Before her are Nichelle Nichols (1932), Frank Stallone (1950), George Huntington (1850), Clarence Brown (1890), Judith Resnik (1949), and Carol W. Greider (1961). After her are Stephen Smale (1930), Terence McKenna (1946), J. P. Guilford (1897), Don Norman (1935), Kurtwood Smith (1943), and Jonathan Franzen (1959).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Audre Lorde ranks 263Before her are Morgan Robertson (1861), Ben Hecht (1893), Ivy Lee (1877), Margaret Fuller (1810), Richard Ford (1944), and John Kennedy Toole (1937). After her are Terence McKenna (1946), Jonathan Franzen (1959), S. S. Van Dine (1888), Terry Goodkind (1948), Neil Postman (1931), and Alexandra Ripley (1934).