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Harper Lee

1926 - 2016

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Nelle Harper Lee (April 28, 1926 – February 19, 2016) was an American novelist. She penned the 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird that won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and became a classic of modern American literature. Lee 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 7,361,550 page views. Her biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Harper Lee is the 516th most popular writer (down from 512th in 2019), the 524th most popular biography from United States (up from 534th in 2019) and the 57th most popular American Writer.

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

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  • 83

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  • 4.70

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  • 5.92

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Harper Lee ranks 516 out of 5,755Before her are J. M. Barrie, Rudaki, Attar of Nishapur, Henri Barbusse, Sei Shōnagon, and Natsume Sōseki. After her are Fausto Cercignani, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Michel Houellebecq, Ulrich von Hutten, Giacomo Leopardi, and Jostein Gaarder.

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Among people born in 1926, Harper Lee ranks 25Before her are Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Hugh Hefner, Paul Bocuse, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, John Coltrane, and Allen Ginsberg. After her are Ivan Illich, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Jerry Lewis, Clifford Geertz, David Attenborough, and Ben Roy Mottelson. Among people deceased in 2016, Harper Lee ranks 27Before her are Carlos Alberto Torres, Jerome Bruner, João Havelange, Alvin Toffler, Elie Wiesel, and Prince. After her are Pierre Boulez, John Glenn, Andrzej Żuławski, Carrie Fisher, Nancy Reagan, and Věra Čáslavská.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harper Lee ranks 524 out of 18,182Before her are Peter Fonda (1940), Betty White (1922), Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921), Irving Langmuir (1881), George Peppard (1928), and James Coburn (1928). After her are Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), Ralph Lauren (1939), Roy Lichtenstein (1923), Bernie Sanders (1941), Isaac Singer (1811), and Bradley Cooper (1975).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Harper Lee ranks 57Before her are Ellen G. White (1827), Robert A. Heinlein (1907), Kurt Vonnegut (1922), Harriet Tubman (1820), Allen Ginsberg (1926), and George R. R. Martin (1948). After her are Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), Sidney Sheldon (1917), T. S. Eliot (1888), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Washington Irving (1783), and Eugene O'Neill (1888).