Edward Bellamy

1850 - 1898

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Edward Bellamy (March 26, 1850 – May 22, 1898) was an American author, journalist, and political activist most famous for his utopian novel Looking Backward. Bellamy's vision of a harmonious future world inspired the formation of numerous "Nationalist Clubs" dedicated to the propagation of his political ideas. After working as a journalist and writing several unremarkable novels, Bellamy published Looking Backward in 1888. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Bellamy has received more than 429,413 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Edward Bellamy is the 3,247th most popular writer (down from 2,671st in 2019), the 4,136th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,492nd in 2019) and the 349th most popular American Writer.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.97

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  • 4.13

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Looking Backward
Looking Backward, 2000-1887
Fiction, Utopias, Time travel
A man being put into a hypnotic sleep, is awakened 113 years later to an entirely new social structure.
Looking backward, 2000-1887
Looking backward
Fiction, Utopias, Two thousand, A.D. in fiction
Looking Backward from 2000 to 1887
Science fiction, Utopias, General
Looking Backward, 2000 to 1887
Looking Backward
Looking Backward, 2000-1887
Fiction, Utopias, Time travel
A man being put into a hypnotic sleep, is awakened 113 years later to an entirely new social structure.
Looking Backward


Among writers, Edward Bellamy ranks 3,247 out of 7,302Before him are Karl Philipp Moritz, Mohammad-Taqi Bahar, Frédéric Beigbeder, Francišak Bahuševič, Jules Vallès, and Hedwig Dohm. After him are Kekaumenos, Frances Burney, Gabriela Zapolska, Manès Sperber, Claude Bourgelat, and Kosta Khetagurov.

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Among people born in 1850, Edward Bellamy ranks 61Before him are Aleksander Gierymski, Constantin Fahlberg, José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior, Alfred Pringsheim, Xaver Scharwenka, and Victoria Benedictsson. After him are Alphonse Pénaud, Wilhelm Roux, Ernest von Koerber, Andrea Carlo Ferrari, Tarabai Shinde, and Bharatendu Harishchandra. Among people deceased in 1898, Edward Bellamy ranks 43Before him are Antoine François Marmontel, Count Gustav Kálnoky, Tan Sitong, Nikolai Yaroshenko, Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet, and Princess Catherine of Württemberg. After him are Adolfo Farsari, Nakahama Manjirō, Théodore Gouvy, Anton Seidl, Constance Lloyd, and Louis Buffet.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward Bellamy ranks 4,136 out of 20,380Before him are Richard Mentor Johnson (1780), Sally Kirkland (1941), Terry Dischinger (1940), Raymond Moody (1944), Sammy Gravano (1945), and Floyd Council (1911). After him are Kim Darby (1947), John Petrucci (1967), Andreas Katsulas (1946), Eugene Odum (1913), Edward R. Murrow (1908), and Lucian Pulvermacher (1918).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Edward Bellamy ranks 349Before him are Henry Kuttner (1915), Anne Tyler (1941), Jim Carroll (1949), Peter Benchley (1940), Hubert Selby Jr. (1928), and Mickey Spillane (1918). After him are Gregory Benford (1941), Willa Cather (1873), Wallace Stevens (1879), Douglas Preston (1956), Robert McKee (1941), and Morgan Robertson (1861).