Edgar Allan Poe

1809 - 1849

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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edgar Allan Poe has received more than 14,284,411 page views. His biography is available in 132 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 127 in 2019). Edgar Allan Poe is the 12th most popular writer (up from 13th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from United States 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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Among writers, Edgar Allan Poe ranks 12 out of 5,794Before him are J. R. R. Tolkien, Hans Christian Andersen, Voltaire, Franz Kafka, Leo Tolstoy, and Victor Hugo. After him are Jules Verne, Molière, Honoré de Balzac, Albert Camus, Sophocles, and Virgil.

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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, Bruno Bauer, William Ewart Gladstone, 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, Sándor Petőfi, France Prešeren, Charles Albert of Sardinia, and Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edgar Allan Poe ranks 6 out of 15,968Before him are Donald Trump (1946), Thomas Jefferson (1743), Thomas Edison (1847), Muhammad Ali (1942), and Jimmy Carter (1924). After him are Ulysses S. Grant (1822), Abraham Lincoln (1809), Marilyn Monroe (1926), Sylvester Stallone (1946), Steve Jobs (1955), and Malcolm X (1925).

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), Toni Morrison (1931), Stephen King (1947), Henry David Thoreau (1817), J. D. Salinger (1919), John Steinbeck (1902), and H. P. Lovecraft (1890).