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Hunter S. Thompson

1937 - 2005

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Hunter Stockton Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author who founded the gonzo journalism movement. He rose to prominence with the publication of Hell's Angels (1967), a book for which he spent a year living and riding with the Hells Angels motorcycle club to write a first-hand account of their lives and experiences. In 1970, he wrote an unconventional magazine feature titled "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved" for Scanlan's Monthly, which raised his profile and established his counterculture credibility. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hunter S. Thompson has received more than 11,502,315 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Hunter S. Thompson is the 994th most popular writer (down from 977th in 2019), the 1,172nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,091st in 2019) and the 119th most popular American Writer.

Hunter S. Thompson is most famous for his work as a journalist and author. He was the founder of the gonzo journalism style and is best known for his book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

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  • 52

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  • 5.17

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Hunter S. Thompson ranks 994 out of 5,755Before him are Marguerite Porete, Katherine Mansfield, John William Polidori, Henri Troyat, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, and Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff. After him are Saint Gall, Elsa Morante, Marcus Manilius, Tess Gerritsen, Irving Stone, and Clive Cussler.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1937, Hunter S. Thompson ranks 55Before him are Abu Nidal, Paolo Conte, Roger Zelazny, Anatoly Sobchak, Roald Hoffmann, and Sajida Talfah. After him are Robert Huber, Robin Warren, Lionel Jospin, George Carlin, Sigmund Jähn, and Tamara Bunke. Among people deceased in 2005, Hunter S. Thompson ranks 44Before him are Lucien Laurent, Robert Wise, Brother Roger, Birgit Nilsson, Ahmed Deedat, and John Fowles. After him are Wim Duisenberg, Peter Benenson, Mary Jackson, Consuelo Velázquez, Akira Yoshizawa, and Ephraim Kishon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Hunter S. Thompson ranks 1,172 out of 18,182Before him are Bill Pullman (1953), Val Kilmer (1959), Lee Iacocca (1924), Scarlett Johansson (1984), Stan Smith (1946), and Chesley Sullenberger (1951). After him are George Davis Snell (1903), Phil Hill (1927), Robert Noyce (1927), John Cena (1977), Dirk Benedict (1945), and James Ivory (1928).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Hunter S. Thompson ranks 119Before him are Stephen Crane (1871), James Brendan Connolly (1868), Donna Leon (1942), Daniel Keyes (1927), William Gibson (1948), and Martha Gellhorn (1908). After him are Tess Gerritsen (1953), Irving Stone (1903), Clive Cussler (1931), Zelda Fitzgerald (1900), Will Durant (1885), and Natalie Clifford Barney (1876).