Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

1807 - 1882

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy and was one of the fireside poets from New England. Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, which was then still part of Massachusetts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow has received more than 2,126,041 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is the 837th most popular writer (up from 1,011th in 2019), the 902nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,095th in 2019) and the 96th 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 837 out of 5,794Before him are Abraham Abulafia, Thomas Pynchon, Ivan Franko, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, and Juliette Récamier. After him are Solomon Northup, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, Theognis of Megara, Patrick White, Machado de Assis, and Joannes Zonaras.

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Among people born in 1807, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ranks 5Before him are Giuseppe Garibaldi, Robert E. Lee, Josephine of Leuchtenberg, and Jules Grévy. After him are Louis Agassiz, Princess Feodora of Leiningen, Joseph Petzval, Harriet Taylor Mill, Lajos Batthyány, Bezmiâlem Sultan, and Princess Charlotte of Württemberg. Among people deceased in 1882, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ranks 14Before him are Bruno Bauer, Theodor Schwann, Louis Blanc, William Stanley Jevons, Francesco Hayez, and Joseph Liouville. After him are Léon Gambetta, Mary Todd Lincoln, Sergey Nechayev, Vasily Perov, Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play, and Ignacy Łukasiewicz.

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Among people born in United States, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ranks 902 out of 15,968Before him are Keith Jarrett (1945), Willis Lamb (1913), Christopher Lambert (1957), James Hetfield (1963), Chick Corea (1941), and Burt Young (1940). After him are Hermann Joseph Muller (1890), Baruch Samuel Blumberg (1925), Solomon Northup (1808), Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), Tom Waits (1949), and Colin Powell (1937).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ranks 96Before him are James Brendan Connolly (1868), L. Frank Baum (1856), Sinclair Lewis (1885), Anne Rice (1941), Daniel Keyes (1927), and Thomas Pynchon (1937). After him are Solomon Northup (1808), James Jones (1921), John Updike (1932), Virginia Satir (1916), Richard Matheson (1926), and Walter Lippmann (1889).