Edward Gorey

1925 - 2000

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Edward St. John Gorey (February 22, 1925 – April 15, 2000) was an American writer, Tony Award-winning costume designer, and artist noted for his illustrated books. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Gorey has received more than 1,089,387 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Edward Gorey is the 2,685th most popular writer (down from 1,995th in 2019), the 3,497th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,502nd in 2019) and the 318th most popular Writer.

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  • 24

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  • 3.17

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Among writers, Edward Gorey ranks 2,685 out of 5,755Before him are Aleksandër Stavre Drenova, Erica Jong, Leonid Leonov, Petter Dass, Louis Couperus, and Fazil Iskander. After him are Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski, Hans Aanrud, Vizma Belševica, Laxmi Prasad Devkota, Lev Kopelev, and Edward Bellamy.

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Among people born in 1925, Edward Gorey ranks 176Before him are Nancy Roman, Jørgen Ingmann, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Farley Granger, Giovanni Spadolini, and Julie Harris. After him are Michael Dummett, Serge Dassault, Krishna Sobti, Kalle Svensson, June Whitfield, and Klaus Roth. Among people deceased in 2000, Edward Gorey ranks 105Before him are Yevgeny Khrunov, Gisèle Freund, Bernhard Wicki, Ignatius Kung Pin-Mei, Hendrik C. van de Hulst, and Bruno Zevi. After him are Nikolaos Andriakopoulos, Jean Peters, Julie London, Basil Bernstein, Elek Schwartz, and L. Sprague de Camp.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward Gorey ranks 3,497 out of 18,182Before him are George Clinton (1941), Tony Sirico (1942), Joel Grey (1932), Akon (1973), Julie Harris (1925), and Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš (1964). After him are Sally Hemings (1773), Erroll Garner (1923), Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915), Adam Levine (1979), Edward Bellamy (1850), and Steve Perry (1949).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Edward Gorey ranks 318Before him are Mickey Spillane (1918), John Cheever (1912), Bell hooks (1952), Jack Thayer (1894), Steve Berry (1955), and Erica Jong (1942). After him are Edward Bellamy (1850), James Tiptree Jr. (1915), Mary Mapes Dodge (1831), Brian Herbert (1947), Syd Field (1935), and Richard Bandler (1950).