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F. Scott Fitzgerald

1896 - 1940

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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American novelist, essayist, and short story writer. He is best known for his novels depicting the flamboyance and excess of the Jazz Age—a term he popularized in his short story collection Tales of the Jazz Age. 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 13,057,699 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). F. Scott Fitzgerald is the 51st most popular writer (down from 48th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from United States (down from 31st 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 51 out of 5,755Before him are Euripides, Mark Twain, Simone de Beauvoir, Sappho, Octave Mirbeau, and Arthur Conan Doyle. After him are Émile Zola, Hesiod, Gabriel García Márquez, Daniel Defoe, Li Bai, and Bertolt Brecht.

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

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Among people born in United States, F. Scott Fitzgerald ranks 39 out of 18,182Before him are Mark Twain (1835), Cher (1946), Henry Ford (1863), Howard Hughes (1905), Bill Gates (1955), and Robert De Niro (1943). After him are Janis Joplin (1943), Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), Al Capone (1899), George W. Bush (1946), Andy Warhol (1928), and Harry S. Truman (1884).

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), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), Dr. Seuss (1904), and William Faulkner (1897).