Harper Lee

1926 - 2016

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Nelle Harper Lee (April 28, 1926 – February 19, 2016) was an American novelist best known for her 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird. It won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature. Lee has received numerous accolades and honorary degrees, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007 which was awarded for her contribution to literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harper Lee has received more than 6,585,523 page views. Her biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Harper Lee is the 512th most popular writer (up from 595th in 2019), the 534th most popular biography from United States (up from 578th in 2019) and the 62nd most popular American Writer.

Harper Lee is most famous for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Among writers, Harper Lee ranks 512 out of 5,794Before her are Abai Qunanbaiuly, Vasily Grossman, Camille Flammarion, Paul Lafargue, José Martí, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. After her are Philip Larkin, Marina Tsvetaeva, Milena Jesenská, Michel Houellebecq, Charles, Duke of Orléans, and Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

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Among people born in 1926, Harper Lee ranks 26Before her are Svetlana Alliluyeva, Paul Bocuse, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, John Coltrane, Allen Ginsberg, and Ivan Illich. After her are Clifford Geertz, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Jack Brabham, Louise Hay, Beji Caid Essebsi, and Thích Nhất Hạnh. Among people deceased in 2016, Harper Lee ranks 26Before her are Jerome Bruner, João Havelange, Carlos Alberto Torres, Pierre Boulez, Abbas Kiarostami, and George Michael. After her are Nancy Reagan, Carrie Fisher, Elie Wiesel, Prince, John Glenn, and Bernardo Provenzano.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harper Lee ranks 534 out of 15,968Before her are Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), Farrah Fawcett (1947), Johns Hopkins (1795), Nancy Pelosi (1940), Billie Holiday (1915), and Madam C. J. Walker (1867). After her are Dwayne Johnson (1972), Stephen Hillenburg (1961), Howard Gardner (1943), Ed Harris (1950), Chester A. Arthur (1829), and Bill de Blasio (1961).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Harper Lee ranks 62Before her are Washington Irving (1783), Robert A. Heinlein (1907), Allen Ginsberg (1926), Frank Herbert (1920), Ellen G. White (1827), and Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811). After her are Harriet Tubman (1820), George R. R. Martin (1948), Dean Koontz (1945), Eugene O'Neill (1888), Robert Ludlum (1927), and Patricia Highsmith (1921).