Charlotte Perkins Gilman

1860 - 1935

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman (; née Perkins; July 3, 1860 – August 17, 1935), also known by her first married name Charlotte Perkins Stetson, was an American humanist, novelist, writer, lecturer, advocate for social reform, and eugenicist. She was a utopian feminist and served as a role model for future generations of feminists because of her unorthodox concepts and lifestyle. Her works were primarily focused on gender, specifically gendered labor division in society, and the problem of male domination. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charlotte Perkins Gilman has received more than 1,411,286 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Charlotte Perkins Gilman is the 2,245th most popular writer (up from 2,446th in 2019), the 2,819th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,159th in 2019) and the 245th most popular American Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.34

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.39

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Utopias, Fiction, Classic Literature
The Yellow Wallpaper
Fiction, Married women, Mentally ill women
Women and economics
Economic conditions, Social and moral questions, Social conditions
The man-made world
Accessible book, Social and moral questions, Social conditions
Our Androcentric Culture, or the Man-Made World
Concerning children
Moral education, Child rearing, Children

Page views of Charlotte Perkins Gilmen by language

Over the past year Charlotte Perkins Gilman has had the most page views in the with 151,052 views, followed by Spanish (12,547), and French (6,922). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Serbian (139.17%), Basque (102.53%), and Pashto (82.91%)


Among writers, Charlotte Perkins Gilman ranks 2,245 out of 7,302Before her are Pentti Linkola, Rosika Schwimmer, Hendrik Conscience, Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark, Johan Bojer, and Andreas Capellanus. After her are Silva Kaputikyan, Emmanuel Carrère, Jean d'Ormesson, Harlan Coben, Pjetër Bogdani, and Mukaghali Makatayev.

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Among people born in 1860, Charlotte Perkins Gilman ranks 61Before her are Walter Sickert, Christen C. Raunkiær, Sunanda Kumariratana, Sidney Paget, Lizzie Borden, and Annie Oakley. After her are Katō Takaaki, Simon Dubnow, Karel Kramář, William Bates, Paul Ulrich Villard, and Grandma Moses. Among people deceased in 1935, Charlotte Perkins Gilman ranks 57Before her are Bernhard Schmidt, Edoardo Agnelli, Juan Vicente Gómez, Alexander von Linsingen, Meletius IV of Constantinople, and Louis de Beaufront. After her are Ruan Lingyu, Pavlos Kountouriotis, James Henry Breasted, Aleksandër Moisiu, Otto Schott, and Princess Maria Theresa of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charlotte Perkins Gilman ranks 2,819 out of 20,380Before her are Eddie Eagan (1897), Lea Thompson (1961), Tate Donovan (1963), Ralph Macchio (1961), Don Bluth (1937), and Laurie Anderson (1947). After her are William A. Wellman (1896), Leonard Susskind (1940), Jason Miller (1939), Vic Morrow (1929), Edith Roosevelt (1861), and Robert H. Jackson (1892).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Charlotte Perkins Gilman ranks 245Before her are E. L. Doctorow (1931), Alfred Bester (1913), Erich Segal (1937), Audre Lorde (1934), Joseph Heller (1923), and Wayne Dyer (1940). After her are Harlan Coben (1962), Edward Bunker (1933), Fritz Leiber (1910), John W. Campbell (1910), Robert Ressler (1937), and Harold Bloom (1930).