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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 an 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 297,564 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Edgar Snow is the 31st most popular journalist, the 2,747th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,751st in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Journalist.

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  • 23

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Among journalists, Edgar Snow ranks 31 out of 127Before him are Jeremy Clarkson, Kevin Carter, Charles Dow, David Seymour, Eddie Adams, and Christopher Hitchens. After him are Victor Noir, Joe Rosenthal, Marcelo H. del Pilar, François Mignet, Ara Güler, and Marie Colvin.

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Among people born in 1905, Edgar Snow ranks 105Before him are Anna May Wong, Rudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Joseph Bonanno, Gertrude Ederle, and Jean Daniélou. After him are Nihal Atsız, Hiroshi Inagaki, Jan Gies, Wanda Wasilewska, Karl Rappan, and Frits Philips. Among people deceased in 1972, Edgar Snow ranks 79Before him are Akim Tamiroff, Frans Masereel, Aspasia Manos, C. W. Ceram, Violette Leduc, and Neilia Hunter Biden. After him are Richard Courant, Alfred Schmidt, Princess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen, Ivan Yefremov, Ernst von Salomon, and Ralph Craig.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edgar Snow ranks 2,747 out of 18,182Before him are Joseph Valachi (1904), Royal Rife (1888), John Milnor (1931), J. Presper Eckert (1919), Wilder Penfield (1891), and Freddie King (1934). After him are Tracy Morgan (1968), Ronald Lauder (1944), Jill St. John (1940), Fritz Leiber (1910), Richard Thorpe (1896), and Leonard Susskind (1940).

Among JOURNALISTS In United States

Among journalists born in United States, Edgar Snow ranks 11Before him are Lee Miller (1907), Steve McCurry (1950), Walker Evans (1903), Margaret Bourke-White (1904), Charles Dow (1851), and Eddie Adams (1933). After him are Joe Rosenthal (1911), Marie Colvin (1956), James Nachtwey (1948), Eve Arnold (1912), Edward R. Murrow (1908), and Harriet Quimby (1875).