Edgar Allan Poe

1809 - 1849

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (; born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic. Poe 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 in the United States and of American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edgar Allan Poe has received more than 11,963,840 page views. His biography is available in 127 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 14th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Edgar Allan Poe ranks 13 out of 4,883Before him are J. R. R. Tolkien, Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Franz Kafka, Leo Tolstoy, and Molière. After him are Virgil, Jules Verne, Jean-Paul Sartre, Anton Chekhov, Honoré de Balzac, and Sophocles.

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Among people born in 1809, Edgar Allan Poe ranks 2Before him is Charles Darwin. After him are Abraham Lincoln, Nikolai Gogol, Felix Mendelssohn, Louis Braille, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, William Ewart Gladstone, 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, Johann Strauss I, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Anne Brontë, William II of the Netherlands, France Prešeren, Sándor Petőfi, Charles Albert of Sardinia, and Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner.

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Among people born in United States, Edgar Allan Poe ranks 6 out of 12,171Before him are Donald Trump (1946), Thomas Jefferson (1743), Thomas Edison (1847), Jimmy Carter (1924), and Muhammad Ali (1942). After him are Abraham Lincoln (1809), Marilyn Monroe (1926), Sylvester Stallone (1946), Ronald Reagan (1911), Ernest Hemingway (1899), and Martin Van Buren (1782).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Edgar Allan Poe ranks 1After him are Ernest Hemingway (1899), Mark Twain (1835), F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Jack London (1876), Robert Frost (1874), Stephen King (1947), John Steinbeck (1902), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), William Faulkner (1897), Dr. Seuss (1904), and Herman Melville (1819).