Edgar Allan Poe

1809 - 1849

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Edgar Allan Poe (né Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, poet, author, editor, and literary critic who is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism and Gothic fiction in the United States, and of American literature. Poe was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story, and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre, as well as a significant contributor to the emerging genre of science fiction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edgar Allan Poe has received more than 24,580,073 page views. His biography is available in 143 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 135 in 2019). Edgar Allan Poe is the 5th most popular writer (up from 9th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from United States (down from 5th in 2019) and the most popular American Writer.

Edgar Allan Poe is most famous for his poem "The Raven" and for writing horror stories.

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The works of Edgar Allan Poe
Tales of mystery and imagination
The Tell-Tale Heart
Short stories
The Raven

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Over the past year Edgar Allan Poe has had the most page views in the with 3,677,185 views, followed by Spanish (1,080,407), and Russian (334,995). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hausa (107.50%), Icelandic (45.19%), and Korean (40.90%)


Among writers, Edgar Allan Poe ranks 5 out of 7,302Before him are Homer, Dante Alighieri, William Shakespeare, and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. After him are Fyodor Dostoevsky, J. R. R. Tolkien, Lord Byron, Voltaire, Hans Christian Andersen, Leo Tolstoy, and Victor Hugo.

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Among people born in 1809, Edgar Allan Poe ranks 2Before him is Charles Darwin. After him are Abraham Lincoln, Felix Mendelssohn, Nikolai Gogol, Louis Braille, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Albert Pike, Bruno Bauer, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and Joseph Liouville. Among people deceased in 1849, Edgar Allan Poe ranks 2Before him is Frédéric Chopin. After him are James K. Polk, Hokusai, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Johann Strauss I, Anne Brontë, William II of the Netherlands, France Prešeren, Sándor Petőfi, Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, and Charles Albert of Sardinia.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edgar Allan Poe ranks 8 out of 20,380Before him are Thomas Jefferson (1743), Thomas Edison (1847), Muhammad Ali (1942), Jimmy Carter (1924), Michael Jackson (1958), and Richard Nixon (1913). After him are Sylvester Stallone (1946), Steve Jobs (1955), Andrew Jackson (1767), Marilyn Monroe (1926), Steven Spielberg (1946), and Abraham Lincoln (1809).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Edgar Allan Poe ranks 1After him are Ernest Hemingway (1899), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Mark Twain (1835), Robert Frost (1874), Henry David Thoreau (1817), Jack London (1876), Toni Morrison (1931), Stephen King (1947), Dr. Seuss (1904), and William Faulkner (1897).