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 2,887,163 page views. Her biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Harriet Beecher Stowe is the 518th most popular writer (down from 511th in 2019), the 525th most popular biography from United States (up from 528th in 2019) and the 58th most popular 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 518 out of 5,755Before her are Attar of Nishapur, Henri Barbusse, Sei Shōnagon, Natsume Sōseki, Harper Lee, and Fausto Cercignani. After her are Michel Houellebecq, Ulrich von Hutten, Giacomo Leopardi, Jostein Gaarder, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and Ismail Kadare.

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Among people born in 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe ranks 9Before her are Évariste Galois, Robert Bunsen, Maximilian II of Bavaria, Théophile Gautier, Urbain Le Verrier, and William Makepeace Thackeray. After her are Isaac Singer, Louis Blanc, Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Vissarion Belinsky, Ambroise Thomas, and Elisha Otis. Among people deceased in 1896, Harriet Beecher Stowe ranks 10Before her are Anton Bruckner, Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, August Kekulé, William Morris, Hippolyte Fizeau, and Otto Lilienthal. After her are Ivar Aasen, John Everett Millais, H. H. Holmes, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, Edmond de Goncourt, and José Rizal.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harriet Beecher Stowe ranks 525 out of 18,182Before her are Betty White (1922), Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921), Irving Langmuir (1881), George Peppard (1928), James Coburn (1928), and Harper Lee (1926). After her are Ralph Lauren (1939), Roy Lichtenstein (1923), Bernie Sanders (1941), Isaac Singer (1811), Bradley Cooper (1975), and Richard Stallman (1953).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Harriet Beecher Stowe ranks 58Before her are Robert A. Heinlein (1907), Kurt Vonnegut (1922), Harriet Tubman (1820), Allen Ginsberg (1926), George R. R. Martin (1948), and Harper Lee (1926). After her are Sidney Sheldon (1917), T. S. Eliot (1888), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Washington Irving (1783), Eugene O'Neill (1888), and Theodore Dreiser (1871).