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 Bellamy's 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 345,685 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Edward Bellamy is the 2,691st most popular writer (down from 2,042nd in 2019), the 3,502nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,563rd in 2019) and the 319th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Edward Bellamy ranks 2,691 out of 5,755Before him are Edward Gorey, Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski, Hans Aanrud, Vizma Belševica, Laxmi Prasad Devkota, and Lev Kopelev. After him are Philitas of Cos, Aeneas Tacticus, Gisèle Halimi, Nikoloz Baratashvili, Arthur Cravan, and Emmanuel Carrère.

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Among people born in 1850, Edward Bellamy ranks 49Before him are Marcelo H. del Pilar, Modest Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Alexander von Linsingen, Hans Hartwig von Beseler, Cut Nyak Dhien, and Pablo Iglesias Posse. After him are Princess Therese of Bavaria, Xaver Scharwenka, Enrico Cecchetti, David Schwarz, Victoria Benedictsson, and Wilhelm Roux. Among people deceased in 1898, Edward Bellamy ranks 40Before him are George Müller, Carl Zeller, Antoine François Marmontel, Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Nikolai Yaroshenko, and Tan Sitong. After him are Count Gustav Kálnoky, Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet, Princess Catherine of Württemberg, Mikhail Chernyayev, Théodore Gouvy, and Tigran Chukhajian.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward Bellamy ranks 3,502 out of 18,182Before him are Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš (1964), Edward Gorey (1925), Sally Hemings (1773), Erroll Garner (1923), Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915), and Adam Levine (1979). After him are Steve Perry (1949), Deke Slayton (1924), Stephen Cole Kleene (1909), Carmen Electra (1972), Seth MacFarlane (1973), and John Paul Getty III (1956).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Edward Bellamy ranks 319Before him are John Cheever (1912), Bell hooks (1952), Jack Thayer (1894), Steve Berry (1955), Erica Jong (1942), and Edward Gorey (1925). After him are James Tiptree Jr. (1915), Mary Mapes Dodge (1831), Brian Herbert (1947), Syd Field (1935), Richard Bandler (1950), and Hal Clement (1922).