Emily Dickinson

1830 - 1886

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Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet. Little-known during her life, she has since been regarded as one of the most important figures in American poetry. Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, into a prominent family with strong ties to its community. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emily Dickinson has received more than 11,118,658 page views. Her biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 92 in 2019). Emily Dickinson is the 290th most popular writer (down from 198th in 2019), the 251st most popular biography from United States (down from 170th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular American Writer.

Emily Dickinson is most famous for her poetry.

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Notable Works

Unpublished poems of Emily Dickinson
Literary Criticism
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Poems, 1890-1896
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Letters of Emily Dickinson


Among writers, Emily Dickinson ranks 290 out of 7,302Before her are William Golding, Alberto Moravia, Paul Valéry, Philip K. Dick, Marcus Terentius Varro, and Gerhart Hauptmann. After her are Arthur C. Clarke, Pearl S. Buck, Carl Spitteler, Colette, Sayyid Qutb, and Anne Brontë.

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Among people born in 1830, Emily Dickinson ranks 8Before her are Camille Pissarro, Isabella II of Spain, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, Abdülaziz, Frédéric Mistral, and Paul Heyse. After her are Hector Malot, Porfirio Díaz, Isma'il Pasha, Julius Lothar Meyer, Eadweard Muybridge, and Hans von Bülow. Among people deceased in 1886, Emily Dickinson ranks 5Before her are Franz Liszt, Ramakrishna, Ludwig II of Bavaria, and Leopold von Ranke. After her are Chester A. Arthur, John Deere, Amilcare Ponchielli, Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich, Alexander Ostrovsky, Ilya Ulyanov, and Pierre-Jules Hetzel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Emily Dickinson ranks 251 out of 20,380Before her are John Rawls (1921), Philip K. Dick (1928), David Lynch (1946), Emily Greene Balch (1867), Jay Leno (1950), and Barbra Streisand (1942). After her are Robert Forster (1941), Joe Pesci (1943), Pearl S. Buck (1892), George Gershwin (1898), Lee Van Cleef (1925), and John Howard Northrop (1891).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Emily Dickinson ranks 22Before her are Ray Bradbury (1920), Herman Melville (1819), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Arthur Miller (1915), Walt Whitman (1819), and Philip K. Dick (1928). After her are Pearl S. Buck (1892), Gertrude Stein (1874), Coen brothers (null), David Woodard (1964), Henry Miller (1891), and Ezra Pound (1885).