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 8,736,162 page views. Her biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 85 in 2019). Emily Dickinson is the 229th most popular writer (up from 278th in 2019), the 202nd most popular biography from United States (up from 241st in 2019) and the 22nd most popular American Writer.

Emily Dickinson is most famous for her poetry.

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Among writers, Emily Dickinson ranks 229 out of 5,794Before her are Johanna Spyri, Halldór Laxness, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Jacob Grimm, Nikos Kazantzakis, and Robert Musil. After her are Lope de Vega, Svetlana Alexievich, W. Somerset Maugham, Wisława Szymborska, Anacreon, and Nasir al-Din al-Tusi.

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Among people born in 1830, Emily Dickinson ranks 5Before her are Franz Joseph I of Austria, Camille Pissarro, Abdülaziz, and Julius Lothar Meyer. After her are Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, Frédéric Mistral, Isabella II of Spain, Paul Heyse, Hector Malot, Eadweard Muybridge, and Porfirio Díaz. Among people deceased in 1886, Emily Dickinson ranks 4Before her are Franz Liszt, Ramakrishna, and Ludwig II of Bavaria. After her are Leopold von Ranke, Chester A. Arthur, Amilcare Ponchielli, John Deere, Alexander Ostrovsky, Ilya Ulyanov, Alexander Butlerov, and Lydia Koidula.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Emily Dickinson ranks 202 out of 15,968Before her are Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856), Tom Cruise (1962), George Lucas (1944), Orson Welles (1915), Denzel Washington (1954), and Samuel L. Jackson (1948). After her are B. F. Skinner (1904), Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), John Adams (1735), Louis Sullivan (1856), Frank Zappa (1940), and George Marshall (1880).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Emily Dickinson ranks 22Before her are Dale Carnegie (1888), Coen brothers (null), Pearl S. Buck (1892), Dr. Seuss (1904), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), and Walt Whitman (1819). After her are Philip K. Dick (1928), Henry Miller (1891), Mario Puzo (1920), O. Henry (1862), Arthur Miller (1915), and Jack Kerouac (1922).