E. B. White

1899 - 1985

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Elwyn Brooks White (July 11, 1899 – October 1, 1985) was an American writer. He was the author of several highly popular books for children, including Stuart Little (1945), Charlotte's Web (1952), and The Trumpet of the Swan (1970). In a 2012 survey of School Library Journal readers, Charlotte's Web came in first in their poll of the top one hundred children's novels. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of E. B. White has received more than 1,759,547 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). E. B. White is the 3,863rd most popular writer (down from 3,305th in 2019), the 5,241st most popular biography from United States (down from 4,172nd in 2019) and the 450th most popular American Writer.

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  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.99

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  • 4.97

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, E. B. White ranks 3,863 out of 5,794Before him are Thaddeus Bulgarin, Henry Bataille, Larry Collins, Simo Matavulj, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Leigh Brackett. After him are Marie Luise Kaschnitz, Arthur Ransome, Juhan Liiv, Oskar Luts, Palaephatus, and Louise-Victorine Ackermann.

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Among people born in 1899, E. B. White ranks 172Before him are Hoagy Carmichael, Marcel Arland, Juan Arremón, Hart Crane, Filipp Oktyabrsky, and Ralf Törngren. After him are Edward Chamberlin, Roger Vitrac, Eugeniusz Bodo, Anselmo Alliegro y Milá, Juan Trippe, and Wen Yiduo. Among people deceased in 1985, E. B. White ranks 138Before him are Gale Sondergaard, Jan de Quay, George Murdock, Ana Mendieta, Jo Jones, and Benjamin Markarian. After him are Mary Kenneth Keller, Jules Vandooren, Israel Regardie, Ernest Nagel, Renato Olmi, and Roger Sessions.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, E. B. White ranks 5,241 out of 15,968Before him are Michael Stuhlbarg (1968), Chris Jericho (1970), Ben Adams (1890), Ray Romano (1957), Grant Imahara (1970), and Leigh Brackett (1915). After him are Johnny Mathis (1935), Lesley Ann Warren (1946), Jason Becker (1969), Mary Kenneth Keller (1913), Steve Harvey (1957), and Jason Segel (1980).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, E. B. White ranks 450Before him are Russell Kirk (1918), Stanley G. Weinbaum (1902), Sandra Brown (1948), Mary McCarthy (1912), Larry Collins (1929), and Leigh Brackett (1915). After him are Lloyd Alexander (1924), Nathanael West (1903), C. J. Cherryh (1942), Elizabeth Strout (1956), Chester Himes (1909), and Greg Bear (1951).