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Edgar Lee Masters

1868 - 1950

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Edgar Lee Masters (August 23, 1868 – March 5, 1950) was an American attorney, poet, biographer, and dramatist. He is the author of Spoon River Anthology, The New Star Chamber and Other Essays, Songs and Satires, The Great Valley, The Serpent in the Wilderness, An Obscure Tale, The Spleen, Mark Twain: A Portrait, Lincoln: The Man, and Illinois Poems. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edgar Lee Masters has received more than 197,591 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Edgar Lee Masters is the 2,517th most popular writer (down from 2,273rd in 2019), the 3,255th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,863rd in 2019) and the 295th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Edgar Lee Masters ranks 2,517 out of 5,755Before him are Vasko Popa, Larry Niven, Alessandro Baricco, Juan Ruiz, James Aldridge, and Jack Williamson. After him are Heinrich Hoffmann, Félix Fénéon, Vilhelm Moberg, Sergey Aksakov, Predrag Matvejević, and Giovanni Francesco Straparola.

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Among people born in 1868, Edgar Lee Masters ranks 91Before him are José Félix Uriburu, Prince Frederick of Schaumburg-Lippe, Dawid Janowski, Giovanni Giacometti, Keisuke Okada, and Marie Dressler. After him are Alfred Fowler, Arturo Alessandri, Carl Brockelmann, George Ellery Hale, Oskar Merikanto, and Cai Yuanpei. Among people deceased in 1950, Edgar Lee Masters ranks 78Before him are Ulrich Graf, Lev Berg, Gustaf John Ramstedt, Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, Shigenori Tōgō, and Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. After him are Yi Kwang-su, Arturo Alessandri, Nikolai Luzin, Harold Laski, Alma Karlin, and Al Jolson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edgar Lee Masters ranks 3,255 out of 18,182Before him are Larry Niven (1938), Kamehameha IV (1834), Wilson Pickett (1941), Mortimer J. Adler (1902), Ric Ocasek (1949), and Jack Williamson (1908). After him are Triple H (1969), Dennis Meadows (1942), Stephenie Meyer (1973), Walter Cronkite (1916), George M. Dallas (1792), and Steve Harvey (1957).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Edgar Lee Masters ranks 295Before him are Richard Wright (1908), John Zerzan (1943), William Peter Blatty (1928), Anne McCaffrey (1926), Larry Niven (1938), and Jack Williamson (1908). After him are Stephenie Meyer (1973), Eric Roth (1945), Lawrence Block (1938), Budd Schulberg (1914), Shere Hite (1942), and Harlan Ellison (1934).