Edna St. Vincent Millay

1892 - 1950

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Edna St. Vincent Millay (February 22, 1892 – October 19, 1950) was an American lyrical poet and playwright. Encouraged to read the classics at home, she was too rebellious to make a success of formal education, but she won poetry prizes from an early age, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1923, and went on to use verse as a medium for her feminist activism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edna St. Vincent Millay has received more than 884,403 page views. Her biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Edna St. Vincent Millay is the 2,513th most popular writer (up from 2,804th in 2019), the 3,208th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,428th in 2019) and the 294th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Edna St. Vincent Millay ranks 2,513 out of 5,794Before her are Carlos Marighella, Ludwig Rellstab, Vítězslav Nezval, Alois Jirásek, Ephraim Chambers, and Erica Jong. After her are Vyacheslav Ivanov, Marie Under, Ibn Manzur, Menasseh Ben Israel, Nihal Atsız, and Okakura Kakuzō.

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Among people born in 1892, Edna St. Vincent Millay ranks 122Before her are Stanisław Maczek, Herman Potočnik, Peljidiin Genden, Robert H. Jackson, James Forrestal, and Charles Nungesser. After her are Sayed Darwish, Lucien Buysse, Henry Darger, Maximilian Fretter-Pico, William Powell, and Fyodor Raskolnikov. Among people deceased in 1950, Edna St. Vincent Millay ranks 75Before her are Yi Kwang-su, Hantaro Nagaoka, Walter Eucken, Ulrich Graf, Kazys Grinius, and Shigenori Tōgō. After her are Al Jolson, Arturo Alessandri, Nikolai Luzin, Miklós Bánffy, Ernst Wiechert, and Gustaf John Ramstedt.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edna St. Vincent Millay ranks 3,208 out of 15,968Before her are René Auberjonois (1940), Fred Quimby (1886), Rosemary Clooney (1928), Patty Hearst (1954), Erica Jong (1942), and Eric F. Wieschaus (1947). After her are Scott Walker (1943), Calista Flockhart (1964), Josephine Chaplin (1949), Gene Amdahl (1922), Louis Farrakhan (1933), and Charles Robert Jenkins (1940).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Edna St. Vincent Millay ranks 294Before her are Richard Wright (1908), Richard Ford (1944), Terence McKenna (1946), Booker T. Washington (1856), Adrienne Rich (1929), and Erica Jong (1942). After her are Horace McCoy (1897), Herman Wouk (1915), Carl Bernstein (1944), Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815), Paul Goodman (1911), and Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860).