Herman Melville

1819 - 1891

Herman Melville

Herman Melville (born Melvill; August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. Among his best-known works are Moby-Dick (1851), Typee (1846), a romanticized account of his experiences in Polynesia, and Billy Budd, Sailor, a posthumously published novella. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herman Melville has received more than 3,410,619 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 170th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Herman Melville ranks 168 out of 4,883Before him are Guillaume Apollinaire, Pindar, Dr. Seuss, Lucian, Menander, and Geoffrey Chaucer. After him are Yasunari Kawabata, Eugène Ionesco, Terence, Ray Bradbury, Dale Carnegie, and Joseph Conrad.

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Among people born in 1819, Herman Melville ranks 4Before him are Queen Victoria, Gustave Courbet, and Jacques Offenbach. After him are Clara Schumann, Léon Foucault, Walt Whitman, Albert, Prince Consort, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Báb, John Ruskin, and Hippolyte Fizeau. Among people deceased in 1891, Herman Melville ranks 4Before him are Arthur Rimbaud, Nikolaus Otto, and Georges Seurat. After him are Helena Blavatsky, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, P. T. Barnum, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Léo Delibes, Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Sofia Kovalevskaya, and Pedro II of Brazil.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Herman Melville ranks 128 out of 12,171Before him are Dr. Seuss (1904), Nicolas Cage (1964), Jesse Owens (1913), Vince McMahon (1945), Will Smith (1968), and Charles Bronson (1921). After him are Ray Bradbury (1920), Amelia Earhart (1897), Dale Carnegie (1888), Phineas Gage (1823), James Watson (1928), and Henry Fonda (1905).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Herman Melville ranks 12Before him are Robert Frost (1874), Stephen King (1947), John Steinbeck (1902), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), William Faulkner (1897), and Dr. Seuss (1904). After him are Ray Bradbury (1920), Dale Carnegie (1888), Coen brothers (null), J. D. Salinger (1919), Walt Whitman (1819), and Henry David Thoreau (1817).