H. L. Mencken

1880 - 1956

H. L. Mencken

Henry Louis Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) was an American journalist, essayist, satirist, cultural critic, and scholar of American English. He commented widely on the social scene, literature, music, prominent politicians, and contemporary movements. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of H. L. Mencken has received more than 1,683,493 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 891st most popular writer.

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  • 24

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Among writers, H. L. Mencken ranks 888 out of 4,883Before him are Lucius Accius, Issei Sagawa, Ahmed Deedat, Sarojini Naidu, B. Traven, and Roger Zelazny. After him are Jan Neruda, Hind bint Utbah, James May, Aelius Donatus, Valerius Maximus, and Ibn Hawqal.

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Among people born in 1880, H. L. Mencken ranks 28Before him are Bruno Taut, Max Wertheimer, Alexander Blok, Vajiravudh, Kuniaki Koiso, and Michel Fokine. After him are Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Paul Ehrenfest, Andrei Bely, Vojtech Tuka, Giuseppe Moscati, and Álvaro Obregón. Among people deceased in 1956, H. L. Mencken ranks 26Before him are Josef Hoffmann, Konstantin Päts, Émile Borel, Reinhold Glière, Anastasio Somoza García, and Daniel Swarovski. After him are Lyonel Feininger, Hiram Bingham III, Wilhelm Miklas, Alexander Dovzhenko, William Boeing, and Bolesław Bierut.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, H. L. Mencken ranks 965 out of 12,171Before him are Joseph Murray (1919), Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), Jeremy Renner (1971), Cyndi Lauper (1953), Roger Zelazny (1937), and Woody Harrelson (1961). After him are Matthew McConaughey (1969), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933), Butch Cassidy (1866), Courteney Cox (1964), Irwin Shaw (1913), and Don King (1931).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, H. L. Mencken ranks 102Before him are David Woodard (1964), Mary Higgins Clark (1927), Valerie Solanas (1936), James Jones (1921), Jean Webster (1876), and Roger Zelazny (1937). After him are Irwin Shaw (1913), Irving Stone (1903), Richard Matheson (1926), Sherwood Anderson (1876), Poul Anderson (1926), and Nellie Bly (1864).