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Gertrude Stein

1874 - 1946

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Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, (now part of Pittsburgh) and raised in Oakland, California, Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. She hosted a Paris salon, where the leading figures of modernism in literature and art, such as Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound, Sherwood Anderson and Henri Matisse, would meet.In 1933, Stein published a quasi-memoir of her Paris years, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, written in the voice of Alice B. Toklas, her life partner. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gertrude Stein has received more than 4,076,985 page views. Her biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 56 in 2019). Gertrude Stein is the 411th most popular writer (down from 395th in 2019), the 417th most popular biography from United States (down from 372nd in 2019) and the 45th most popular American Writer.

Gertrude Stein is most famous for her book "The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas." The book is about Stein's life with her partner, Alice B. Toklas.

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Among writers, Gertrude Stein ranks 411 out of 5,755Before her are Propertius, Martial, Alvin Toffler, Tom Clancy, W. B. Yeats, and Sholem Aleichem. After her are Saint-John Perse, Thomas Bernhard, Meera, Lactantius, Alphonse de Lamartine, and Julio Cortázar.

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Among people born in 1874, Gertrude Stein ranks 19Before her are António Egas Moniz, Johannes Stark, Alexander Kolchak, Carl Bosch, W. Somerset Maugham, and Sunjong of Korea. After her are G. K. Chesterton, Ernest Shackleton, Nikolai Berdyaev, Talaat Pasha, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and Nicholas Roerich. Among people deceased in 1946, Gertrude Stein ranks 23Before her are Gerhart Hauptmann, Werner von Blomberg, Paul Langevin, Karl Haushofer, Fritz Sauckel, and Manuel de Falla. After her are Andrey Vlasov, Ferenc Szálasi, Draža Mihailović, Amon Göth, Kurt Daluege, and Karl Hermann Frank.

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Among people born in United States, Gertrude Stein ranks 417 out of 18,182Before her are William McKinley (1843), Joseph Henry (1797), Alvin Toffler (1928), Tom Clancy (1947), Millard Fillmore (1800), and Black Dahlia (1924). After her are Dwayne Johnson (1972), Harold Ramis (1944), Colin Powell (1937), Alexander Calder (1898), John Tyler (1790), and Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (1959).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Gertrude Stein ranks 45Before her are Henry James (1843), Dan Brown (1964), Sylvia Plath (1932), Paul Auster (1947), Alvin Toffler (1928), and Tom Clancy (1947). After her are Louisa May Alcott (1832), Tennessee Williams (1911), Richard Bach (1936), William S. Burroughs (1914), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), and Ellen G. White (1827).