Irving Stone

1903 - 1989

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Irving Stone (born Tennenbaum, July 14, 1903 – August 26, 1989) was an American writer, chiefly known for his biographical novels of noted artists, politicians and intellectuals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Irving Stone has received more than 256,078 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Irving Stone is the 922nd most popular writer (down from 905th in 2019), the 1,010th most popular biography from United States (down from 981st in 2019) and the 105th most popular American Writer.

Irving Stone is most famous for his novels, including The Agony and the Ecstasy, which tells the story of Michelangelo's life.

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  • 2.35

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Among writers, Irving Stone ranks 922 out of 5,794Before him are Eugène Scribe, Prudentius, Ibycus, Aimé Césaire, P. L. Travers, and Pierre Louÿs. After him are Zeami Motokiyo, Fyodor Tyutchev, Jean Giraudoux, Ivan Gundulić, Emanuel Schikaneder, and Dio Chrysostom.

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Among people born in 1903, Irving Stone ranks 52Before him are Julius Fučík, John Vincent Atanasoff, Empress Kōjun, Andrei Grechko, Lars Onsager, and Claudette Colbert. After him are Hugo Theorell, George Beadle, John Eccles, Alonzo Church, Tamam Shud case, and Raymond Radiguet. Among people deceased in 1989, Irving Stone ranks 41Before him are Guy Williams, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, Bruce Chatwin, Danilo Kiš, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Michel Aflaq. After him are George Beadle, Joris Ivens, Graham Chapman, Cornel Wilde, John Payne, and Princess Deokhye.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Irving Stone ranks 1,010 out of 15,968Before him are Jacque Fresco (1916), Peter Eisenman (1932), Billy Joel (1949), Scott Wilson (1942), Frederick Cook (1865), and Kathryn Bigelow (1951). After him are Jonathan Banks (1947), Thelonious Monk (1917), Timothy Leary (1920), Jake LaMotta (1922), Bill Haley (1925), and Jerry West (1938).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Irving Stone ranks 105Before him are John Updike (1932), Virginia Satir (1916), Richard Matheson (1926), Walter Lippmann (1889), Jean Webster (1876), and H. L. Mencken (1880). After him are Irwin Shaw (1913), Roger Zelazny (1937), Clifford D. Simak (1904), Jean M. Auel (1936), Hunter S. Thompson (1937), and Clive Cussler (1931).