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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

1807 - 1882

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator. His original works include the poems "Paul Revere's Ride", "The Song of Hiawatha", and "Evangeline". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow has received more than 3,068,687 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is the 1,243rd most popular writer (down from 837th in 2019), the 1,557th most popular biography from United States (down from 901st in 2019) and the 151st most popular American Writer.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is most famous for his poetry and his translations of Dante Alighieri's "Divine Comedy" into English.

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Among writers, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ranks 1,243 out of 5,755Before him are Andrei Platonov, Quintus Fabius Pictor, Yosa Buson, Babrius, Poul Anderson, and Jerzy Kosiński. After him are Giovanni Verga, Valerie Solanas, Anthony Bourdain, Laura Marx, Per Olov Enquist, and Johann Peter Eckermann.

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Among people born in 1807, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ranks 7Before him are Giuseppe Garibaldi, Robert E. Lee, Josephine of Leuchtenberg, Jules Grévy, Princess Feodora of Leiningen, and Lajos Batthyány. After him are Bezmiâlem Sultan, Louis Agassiz, Harriet Taylor Mill, Anthony Mary Claret, Princess Charlotte of Württemberg, and Joseph Petzval. Among people deceased in 1882, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ranks 20Before him are Joseph Liouville, Vasily Perov, Sergey Nechayev, Mary Todd Lincoln, Ewelina Hańska, and Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. After him are Henri Giffard, Ignacy Łukasiewicz, Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play, Mikhail Skobelev, and Karl-Maria Kertbeny.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ranks 1,557 out of 18,182Before him are Paul L. Modrich (1946), Leslie Groves (1896), Kim Carnes (1945), Lisa Ann (1972), Tony Shalhoub (1953), and Joseph L. Goldstein (1940). After him are George Whipple (1878), William Daniel Phillips (1948), Valerie Solanas (1936), Anthony Bourdain (1956), Eddie Cochran (1938), and John Saxon (1935).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ranks 151Before him are Dan Simmons (1948), Dean Koontz (1945), Betty Friedan (1921), Jeffery Deaver (1950), Carson McCullers (1917), and Poul Anderson (1926). After him are Valerie Solanas (1936), Anthony Bourdain (1956), R. L. Stine (1943), Robin Hobb (1952), James Baldwin (1924), and Henry Steel Olcott (1832).