Emma Lazarus

1849 - 1887

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Emma Lazarus (July 22, 1849 – November 19, 1887) was an American author of poetry, prose, and translations, as well as an activist for Jewish and Georgist causes. She is remembered for writing the sonnet "The New Colossus", which was inspired by the Statue of Liberty, in 1883. Its lines appear inscribed on a bronze plaque, installed in 1903, on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emma Lazarus has received more than 962,243 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Emma Lazarus is the 3,166th most popular writer (up from 3,200th in 2019), the 4,132nd most popular biography from United States (up from 4,188th in 2019) and the 371st most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Emma Lazarus ranks 3,166 out of 5,755Before her are René Barjavel, Ahmadou Kourouma, C. S. Forester, Kafū Nagai, Léo Malet, and Ford Madox Ford. After her are Francišak Bahuševič, Leopoldo Lugones, Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Ozaki Kōyō, Georges Sadoul, and Theodor Körner.

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Among people born in 1849, Emma Lazarus ranks 60Before her are Fritz Mauthner, Sergei Ivanovich Mosin, Luther Burbank, Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Ruy Barbosa, and Jean Richepin. After her are Oscar Hertwig, Albert Heim, Jérôme Eugène Coggia, Charles F. Brush, Richard Lydekker, and Jacob Riis. Among people deceased in 1887, Emma Lazarus ranks 28Before her are William A. Wheeler, Agostino Depretis, Hans von Marées, Joseph Whitworth, J. C. Jacobsen, and Moritz Wagner. After her are Coenraad Johannes van Houten, August Friedrich Pott, Lysander Spooner, Otto Lesser, August von Werder, and Lorenzo Batlle y Grau.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Emma Lazarus ranks 4,132 out of 18,182Before her are Ellen Church (1904), Mort Shuman (1938), John C. Lilly (1915), Stan Winston (1946), Pamela Sue Martin (1953), and Herman Kahn (1922). After her are Sunita Williams (1965), Melissa Etheridge (1961), Chuck Schuldiner (1967), Lewis Boss (1846), Doug Clifford (1945), and Frank Morgan (1890).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Emma Lazarus ranks 371Before her are Gregory Benford (1941), Jim Carroll (1949), Bill Bryson (1951), John Perkins (1945), Spencer Johnson (1938), and James Russell Lowell (1819). After her are David Foster Wallace (1962), Joss Whedon (1964), Elbert Hubbard (1856), Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906), Wallace Stevens (1879), and Bruce Sterling (1954).