Henry James

1843 - 1916

Henry James

Henry James ((1843-04-15)15 April 1843 – (1916-02-28)28 February 1916) was an American author, who became a British subject in the last year of his life. He is regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism and is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists in the English language. He was the son of Henry James Sr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry James has received more than 2,298,055 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 350th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Henry James ranks 348 out of 4,883Before him are Svetlana Alliluyeva, Patrick Modiano, Alberto Moravia, Czesław Miłosz, Ludovico Ariosto, and Georges Bataille. After him are Sholem Aleichem, Lorenzo Valla, Hector Malot, Erich von Däniken, Pietro Aretino, and Théophile Gautier.

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Among people born in 1843, Henry James ranks 5Before him are Edvard Grieg, Robert Koch, Bertha von Suttner, and Frederick VIII of Denmark. After him are Camillo Golgi, William McKinley, Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, Gabriel Tarde, Louis Renault, Charles Albert Gobat, and Elisabeth of Wied. Among people deceased in 1916, Henry James ranks 10Before him are Ernst Mach, William Ramsay, Yuan Shikai, Franz Marc, Henryk Sienkiewicz, and Élie Metchnikoff. After him are Sholem Aleichem, Odilon Redon, Umberto Boccioni, Otto of Bavaria, Karl Schwarzschild, and Natsume Sōseki.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Henry James ranks 296 out of 12,171Before him are Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936), Arthur Compton (1892), William Howard Taft (1857), Tim Cook (1960), Andrew Johnson (1808), and James A. Garfield (1831). After him are Susan Sarandon (1946), Charles Francis Richter (1900), Robert Peary (1856), Buffalo Bill (1846), Cameron Diaz (1972), and Ben Affleck (1972).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Henry James ranks 31Before him are Arthur Miller (1915), Emily Dickinson (1830), Mario Puzo (1920), Philip Roth (1933), Raymond Chandler (1888), and Napoleon Hill (1883). After him are Dan Brown (1964), Truman Capote (1924), Gertrude Stein (1874), Margaret Mitchell (1900), Richard Bach (1936), and James Fenimore Cooper (1789).