Charles Brockden Brown

1771 - 1810

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Charles Brockden Brown (January 17, 1771 – February 22, 1810) was an American novelist, historian, and editor of the Early National period. He is generally regarded by scholars as the most important American novelist before James Fenimore Cooper. He is the most frequently studied and republished practitioner of the "early American novel," or the U.S. novel between 1789 and roughly 1820. Although Brown was not the first American novelist, as some early criticism claimed, the breadth and complexity of his achievement as a writer in multiple genres (novels, short stories, essays and periodical writings, poetry, historiography, and reviews) makes him a crucial figure in U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Brockden Brown has received more than 129,613 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Charles Brockden Brown is the 2,928th most popular writer (up from 3,418th in 2019), the 3,777th most popular biography from United States (down from 23rd in 2019) and the 342nd most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Charles Brockden Brown ranks 2,928 out of 5,794Before him are Jean-François Revel, John Osborne, Lilian Jackson Braun, Corrie ten Boom, Yasmina Reza, and Kan Kikuchi. After him are Antonio Beccadelli, Mikhail Koltsov, Hal Clement, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka, Wallace Stevens, and Pierre Jean Jouve.

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Among people born in 1771, Charles Brockden Brown ranks 29Before him are Henry Maudslay, Mikhail Miloradovich, Rahel Varnhagen, Karl Rudolphi, Nikolay Raevsky, and Jean Reynier. After him are Ivan Martinov, Pierre Baillot, Caroline of Hesse-Homburg, Józef Chłopicki, Hans Nielsen Hauge, and Jacob Sturm. Among people deceased in 1810, Charles Brockden Brown ranks 20Before him are Charles August, Crown Prince of Sweden, Jacques-François Menou, Mir Taqi Mir, Alejandro Malaspina, Eugenius Johann Christoph Esper, and József Alvinczi. After him are George Prideaux Robert Harris, Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom, Princess Charlotte Sophie of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, William Martin, John Hoppner, and Johan Zoffany.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Brockden Brown ranks 3,777 out of 15,968Before him are William Calley (1943), Lainie Kazan (1940), Norma Talmadge (1894), Pink Anderson (1900), David Harbour (1975), and Daniel Stern (1957). After him are Reggie Miller (1965), Hal Clement (1922), Geraldine Farrar (1882), Wallace Stevens (1879), Frank Zamboni (1901), and Brian Keith (1921).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Charles Brockden Brown ranks 342Before him are Helen Thomas (1920), Harold Robbins (1916), Lillian Hellman (1905), Mike Resnick (1942), H.D. (1886), and Lilian Jackson Braun (1913). After him are Hal Clement (1922), Wallace Stevens (1879), Steve Berry (1955), Eric Carle (1929), John Perkins (1945), and Vince Gilligan (1967).