Harold Bloom

1930 - 2019

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Harold Bloom (July 11, 1930 – October 14, 2019) was an American literary critic and the Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University. In 2017, Bloom was described as "probably the most famous literary critic in the English-speaking world." Following the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom wrote more than 50 books, including over 40 books of literary criticism, several books discussing religion, and a novel. During his lifetime, he edited hundreds of anthologies concerning numerous literary and philosophical figures for the Chelsea House publishing firm. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harold Bloom has received more than 1,561,759 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Harold Bloom is the 2,145th most popular writer (down from 1,810th in 2019), the 2,773rd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,275th in 2019) and the 253rd most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Harold Bloom ranks 2,145 out of 5,755Before him are Shakuntala Devi, Abraham ibn Daud, Thorbjørn Egner, Vera Brittain, Martino Martini, and Giovanni Battista Guarini. After him are Fredrika Bremer, Khushal Khattak, Thomas Gray, Jovan Jovanović Zmaj, Aleksa Šantić, and Suzanne Collins.

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Among people born in 1930, Harold Bloom ranks 163Before him are Anthony Steffen, Thomas P. Stafford, Clifford Brown, Carolyn Jones, Miljan Miljanić, and Todor Veselinović. After him are Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, June Almeida, Yuan Longping, Luis de Pablo, Israel Kirzner, and Stuart Lewis-Evans. Among people deceased in 2019, Harold Bloom ranks 125Before him are Kevin Roche, Antoine Gizenga, Maria Giuseppa Robucci, José de Jesús Pimiento Rodríguez, Jacques Loussier, and John C. Bogle. After him are Jean Vanier, Judith Kerr, Emanuel Ungaro, John Havlicek, France-Albert René, and Jan Stráský.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harold Bloom ranks 2,773 out of 18,182Before him are Joseph Stilwell (1883), Bobby Darin (1936), Thomas R. Marshall (1854), William Henry Pickering (1858), Patrick Duffy (1949), and Michael J. Smith (1945). After him are Carl Andre (1935), Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (1981), Daniel Boone (1734), Suzanne Collins (1962), James Remar (1953), and Heather Locklear (1961).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Harold Bloom ranks 253Before him are Erich Segal (1937), Djuna Barnes (1892), Maurice Sendak (1928), Flannery O'Connor (1925), Fritz Leiber (1910), and Archibald Gracie IV (1858). After him are Suzanne Collins (1962), Theodore Sturgeon (1918), John Edward Williams (1922), Morgan Robertson (1861), Ben Hecht (1893), and Ivy Lee (1877).