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 171,086 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Edgar Lee Masters is the 2,274th most popular writer (up from 2,335th in 2019), the 2,864th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,782nd in 2019) and the 272nd most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Edgar Lee Masters ranks 2,274 out of 5,794Before him are Hallgrímur Pétursson, Kakinomoto no Hitomaro, Noor Inayat Khan, Phylarchus, Franz Overbeck, and Anagarika Dharmapala. After him are Ueda Akinari, Ammonius of Alexandria, Frigyes Karinthy, Ki no Tsurayuki, Harlan Coben, and Robert Cialdini.

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Among people born in 1868, Edgar Lee Masters ranks 78Before him are Wilhelm Schmidt, James Connolly, Archduke Ferdinand Karl of Austria, Giovanni Giacometti, Infanta Blanca of Spain, and Lin Sen. After him are Stanisław Przybyszewski, Dawid Janowski, Keisuke Okada, John Nance Garner, José Félix Uriburu, and Korbinian Brodmann. Among people deceased in 1950, Edgar Lee Masters ranks 68Before him are Traian Vuia, Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, Walton Walker, Abraham Wald, Edwin Sutherland, and Walter Huston. After him are Yi Kwang-su, Hantaro Nagaoka, Walter Eucken, Ulrich Graf, Kazys Grinius, and Shigenori Tōgō.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edgar Lee Masters ranks 2,864 out of 15,968Before him are Thomas Curtis (1873), Sue Lyon (1946), Denise Richards (1971), Billie Eilish (2001), Robert Davi (1953), and John Waters (1946). After him are Judy Chicago (1939), Alan Menken (1949), Charles Bachman (1924), Marty Friedman (1962), Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (1958), and Erin Brockovich (1960).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Edgar Lee Masters ranks 272Before him are David Eddings (1931), Fritz Leiber (1910), Leon Uris (1924), Larry Niven (1938), S. S. Van Dine (1888), and Terry Goodkind (1948). After him are Harlan Coben (1962), Stephenie Meyer (1973), Elmore Leonard (1925), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919), E. L. Doctorow (1931), and Jacques Futrelle (1875).