Harriet Beecher Stowe

1811 - 1896

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Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe (; June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American author and abolitionist. She came from the Beecher family, a religious family, and became best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), which depicts the harsh conditions experienced by enslaved African Americans. The book reached an audience of millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and in Great Britain, energizing anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harriet Beecher Stowe has received more than 2,637,706 page views. Her biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Harriet Beecher Stowe is the 511th most popular writer (down from 468th in 2019), the 528th most popular biography from United States (down from 435th in 2019) and the 61st most popular American Writer.

Harriet Beecher Stowe is most famous for her novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, which was published in 1852. The book is a powerful anti-slavery novel that depicts the cruelty of slavery.

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Among writers, Harriet Beecher Stowe ranks 511 out of 5,794Before her are Héloïse, Abai Qunanbaiuly, Vasily Grossman, Camille Flammarion, Paul Lafargue, and José Martí. After her are Harper Lee, Philip Larkin, Marina Tsvetaeva, Milena Jesenská, Michel Houellebecq, and Charles, Duke of Orléans.

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Among people born in 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe ranks 10Before her are Théophile Gautier, Isaac Singer, Urbain Le Verrier, William Makepeace Thackeray, Maximilian II of Bavaria, and Robert Bunsen. After her are Louis Blanc, Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Vissarion Belinsky, François Achille Bazaine, Ambroise Thomas, and Elisha Otis. Among people deceased in 1896, Harriet Beecher Stowe ranks 11Before her are Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, William Morris, Otto Lilienthal, August Kekulé, Hippolyte Fizeau, and John Everett Millais. After her are Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, H. H. Holmes, José Rizal, John Langdon Down, Edmond de Goncourt, and Richard Avenarius.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harriet Beecher Stowe ranks 528 out of 15,968Before her are Ellen G. White (1827), Jodie Foster (1962), Richard Widmark (1914), Michael Porter (1947), Howard Hawks (1896), and Tyrone Power (1914). After her are Farrah Fawcett (1947), Johns Hopkins (1795), Nancy Pelosi (1940), Billie Holiday (1915), Madam C. J. Walker (1867), and Harper Lee (1926).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Harriet Beecher Stowe ranks 61Before her are Mary Higgins Clark (1927), Washington Irving (1783), Robert A. Heinlein (1907), Allen Ginsberg (1926), Frank Herbert (1920), and Ellen G. White (1827). After her are Harper Lee (1926), Harriet Tubman (1820), George R. R. Martin (1948), Dean Koontz (1945), Eugene O'Neill (1888), and Robert Ludlum (1927).