Bret Harte

1836 - 1902

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Bret Harte (born Francis Brett Hart; August 25, 1836 – May 5, 1902) was an American short story writer and poet, best remembered for his short fiction featuring miners, gamblers, and other romantic figures of the California Gold Rush. In a career spanning more than four decades, he wrote poetry, plays, lectures, book reviews, editorials, and magazine sketches in addition to fiction. As he moved from California to the eastern U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bret Harte has received more than 339,389 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Bret Harte is the 3,309th most popular writer (up from 3,489th in 2019), the 4,369th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,475th in 2019) and the 382nd most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Bret Harte ranks 3,309 out of 5,794. Before him are Samad Behrangi, Cesar Millan, Jean Desmarets, John Henry Mackay, Albert Aurier, and Demyan Bedny. After him are Armand Salacrou, Nikolai Alexandrovich Morozov, Marc Levy, Yuri Rytkheu, Driss Chraïbi, and Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar.

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Among people born in 1836, Bret Harte ranks 49Before him are Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Inoue Kaoru, Juliette Adam, Edward Poynter, Georg August Schweinfurth, and Walery Antoni Wróblewski. After him are Ferdinand Monoyer, Cirilo Antonio Rivarola, Isabella Beeton, Robert Swinhoe, Alfred Grandidier, and John Atkinson Grimshaw. Among people deceased in 1902, Bret Harte ranks 43Before him are Jules Dalou, Count Richard Belcredi, Kálmán Tisza, Princess Friederike of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Ivan Yarkovsky, and Lazarus Fuchs. After him are Richard Leach Maddox, Mark Antokolsky, Thomas Nast, Andrejs Pumpurs, Antanas Baranauskas, and Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bret Harte ranks 4,369 out of 15,968. Before him are Richard Sheldon (1878), Ted Nugent (1948), Squanto (1585), Arthur Cronquist (1919), Mike Mangini (1963), and Lana Wood (1946). After him are Willis Reed (1942), Peggy Lipton (1946), Olivia Wilde (1984), Conan O'Brien (1963), Annie Potts (1952), and W. S. Van Dyke (1889).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Bret Harte ranks 382Before him are James Salter (1925), Jeff Lindsay (1952), Mercedes de Acosta (1892), Cordwainer Smith (1913), Robert G. Ingersoll (1833), and Bill Bryson (1951). After him are Rube Goldberg (1883), Henry Adams (1838), Zora Neale Hurston (1891), David Crane (1957), Douglas Preston (1956), and Peter Benchley (1940).