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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 9,430,932 page views. Her biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Emily Dickinson is the 198th most popular writer (up from 229th in 2019), the 170th most popular biography from United States (up from 202nd in 2019) and the 17th most popular American Writer.

Emily Dickinson is most famous for her poetry.

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  • 92

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.80

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.19

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Emily Dickinson ranks 198 out of 5,755Before her are Terence, Karen Blixen, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Tristan Tzara, Ian Fleming, and Osamu Dazai. After her are Imre Kertész, Yasunari Kawabata, Herman Melville, Taras Shevchenko, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Stéphane Mallarmé.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1830, Emily Dickinson ranks 4Before her are Franz Joseph I of Austria, Camille Pissarro, and Abdülaziz. After her are Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, Frédéric Mistral, Isabella II of Spain, Paul Heyse, Hector Malot, Julius Lothar Meyer, Porfirio Díaz, and Eadweard Muybridge. 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, John Deere, Amilcare Ponchielli, Alexander Ostrovsky, Ilya Ulyanov, Alexander Butlerov, and Prince Louis, Count of Trani.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Emily Dickinson ranks 170 out of 18,182Before her are George Gershwin (1898), Ava Gardner (1922), Buzz Aldrin (1930), Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856), John Williams (1932), and Robert K. Merton (1910). After her are Louis Sullivan (1856), Denzel Washington (1954), Herman Melville (1819), Herbert Hoover (1874), Harvey Weinstein (1952), and Jane Fonda (1937).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Emily Dickinson ranks 17Before her are Dr. Seuss (1904), William Faulkner (1897), Frank Herbert (1920), J. D. Salinger (1919), Dale Carnegie (1888), and John Steinbeck (1902). After her are Herman Melville (1819), Pearl S. Buck (1892), Ray Bradbury (1920), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Philip K. Dick (1928), and Coen brothers (null).