Carl Sandburg

1878 - 1967

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Carl August Sandburg (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967) was an American poet, biographer, journalist, and editor. He won three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. During his lifetime, Sandburg was widely regarded as "a major figure in contemporary literature", especially for volumes of his collected verse, including Chicago Poems (1916), Cornhuskers (1918), and Smoke and Steel (1920). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Sandburg has received more than 1,205,215 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Carl Sandburg is the 1,988th most popular writer (down from 1,902nd in 2019), the 2,582nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,396th in 2019) and the 237th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Carl Sandburg ranks 1,988 out of 5,755Before him are Noor Inayat Khan, Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Philippe Sollers, Israel Joshua Singer, Arkady Gaidar, and Ivan Mažuranić. After him are William Auld, Isaac the Blind, Pedro Antonio de Alarcón, Arsen Kotsoyev, Paul Morand, and Tin Ujević.

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Among people born in 1878, Carl Sandburg ranks 69Before him are Lionel Barrymore, Walter Heitz, Manuel L. Quezon, Alfréd Hajós, Anton Hansen Tammsaare, and Duchess Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria. After him are Erich Mühsam, Jack Johnson, Ernest King, Felix Bernstein, Ulrich Graf, and Jorge Ubico. Among people deceased in 1967, Carl Sandburg ranks 90Before him are Robert J. Van de Graaff, Zbigniew Cybulski, Shukri al-Quwatli, Harold Holt, Jane Darwell, and H. H. Kung. After him are Ivan Isakov, Alphonse Juin, Luis Somoza Debayle, Henry Morgenthau Jr., João Guimarães Rosa, and Mir Osman Ali Khan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carl Sandburg ranks 2,582 out of 18,182Before him are Bill Duke (1943), John Hillerman (1932), Don Rickles (1926), Ralph Waite (1928), Martha Scott (1912), and Jeffrey Hunter (1926). After him are Jeffrey Wright (1965), Garrett Morgan (1877), Donald P. Bellisario (1935), Pauley Perrette (1969), Robert W. Wood (1868), and J. J. Abrams (1966).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Carl Sandburg ranks 237Before him are Kate Millett (1934), Tony Robbins (1960), Alfred Bester (1913), John Grinder (1940), Ed McBain (1926), and Chuck Palahniuk (1962). After him are Harlan Coben (1962), Michael Cunningham (1952), Nelson Algren (1909), Joseph Heller (1923), August Derleth (1909), and Annie Proulx (1935).