Edgar Snow

1905 - 1972

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Edgar Parks Snow (19 July 1905 – 15 February 1972) was an American journalist known for his books and articles on Communism in China and the Chinese Communist revolution. He was the first Western journalist to give a full account of the history of the Chinese Communist Party following the Long March, and he was also the first Western journalist to interview many of its leaders, including Mao Zedong. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edgar Snow has received more than 227,405 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Edgar Snow is the 31st most popular journalist (down from 29th in 2019), the 2,752nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,590th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Journalist.

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Among journalists, Edgar Snow ranks 31 out of 129Before him are Victor Noir, Aenne Burda, Steve McCurry, Eddie Adams, Joe Rosenthal, and Gareth Jones. After him are Christopher Hitchens, Margaret Bourke-White, Kevin Carter, Marie Colvin, Edward R. Murrow, and Eve Arnold.

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Among people born in 1905, Edgar Snow ranks 106Before him are Franz König, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Nathan Homer Knorr, Louis Harold Gray, and Gareth Jones. After him are Dhyan Chand, Hiroshi Inagaki, Joseph Bonanno, Nobuhito, Prince Takamatsu, Frits Philips, and Eduard Tubin. Among people deceased in 1972, Edgar Snow ranks 77Before him are Akim Tamiroff, Alejandra Pizarnik, Miriam Hopkins, Ernst von Salomon, C. W. Ceram, and Richard Courant. After him are Jo Bonnier, Lillian Moller Gilbreth, C. Rajagopalachari, Nikolay Krylov, Max Fleischer, and Milton L. Humason.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edgar Snow ranks 2,752 out of 15,968Before him are Lois Chiles (1947), Rob Schneider (1963), Thomas F. Wilson (1959), Kamehameha III (1814), Jason Momoa (1979), and George Smith (1941). After him are Dennis Oppenheim (1938), Miguel Ferrer (1955), John Barth (1930), Gloria Leonard (1940), Robert B. Laughlin (1950), and David Eddings (1931).

Among JOURNALISTS In United States

Among journalists born in United States, Edgar Snow ranks 11Before him are Walker Evans (1903), Charles Dow (1851), W. Eugene Smith (1918), Steve McCurry (1950), Eddie Adams (1933), and Joe Rosenthal (1911). After him are Margaret Bourke-White (1904), Marie Colvin (1956), Edward R. Murrow (1908), Eve Arnold (1912), Harriet Quimby (1875), and James Nachtwey (1948).