F. Scott Fitzgerald

1896 - 1940

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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American novelist, essayist, short story writer and screenwriter. He was best known for his novels depicting the flamboyance and excess of the Jazz Age—a term he popularized. During his lifetime, he published four novels, four story collections, and 164 short stories. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of F. Scott Fitzgerald has received more than 10,640,383 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). F. Scott Fitzgerald is the 48th most popular writer (down from 47th in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from United States (down from 28th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Writer.

F. Scott Fitzgerald is most famous for his novel The Great Gatsby, which was published in 1925. The novel is set in 1922 and tells the story of a young man, Nick Carraway, who leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City to work in a bond office. He rents a small house next door to the lavish home of Jay Gatsby, a man whom he soon discovers is fabulously wealthy, but who seems strangely reluctant to reveal the source of his wealth.

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Among writers, F. Scott Fitzgerald ranks 48 out of 5,794Before him are Hermann Hesse, Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde, Giacomo Casanova, Denis Diderot, and Simone de Beauvoir. After him are Gabriel García Márquez, Charles Baudelaire, Aristophanes, Friedrich Schiller, Daniel Defoe, and Euripides.

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Among people born in 1896, F. Scott Fitzgerald ranks 1After him are Jean Piaget, Wallis Simpson, Georgy Zhukov, Lev Vygotsky, André Breton, Imre Nagy, Tristan Tzara, Roman Jakobson, Antonin Artaud, Trygve Lie, and Konstantin Rokossovsky. Among people deceased in 1940, F. Scott Fitzgerald ranks 2Before him is Leon Trotsky. After him are Selma Lagerlöf, Paul Klee, Walter Benjamin, J. J. Thomson, Mikhail Bulgakov, Neville Chamberlain, Robert Wadlow, Nikolai Yezhov, Emma Goldman, and Peter Behrens.

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Among people born in United States, F. Scott Fitzgerald ranks 31 out of 15,968Before him are Martin Scorsese (1942), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), Walt Disney (1901), James K. Polk (1795), Michael Jackson (1958), and Clint Eastwood (1930). After him are Charles Lindbergh (1902), Al Pacino (1940), Bill Gates (1955), Cher (1946), Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), and George Washington (1732).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, F. Scott Fitzgerald ranks 4Before him are Edgar Allan Poe (1809), Ernest Hemingway (1899), and Mark Twain (1835). After him are Jack London (1876), Robert Frost (1874), Toni Morrison (1931), Stephen King (1947), Henry David Thoreau (1817), J. D. Salinger (1919), John Steinbeck (1902), and H. P. Lovecraft (1890).