Jack Kerouac

1922 - 1969

Jack Kerouac

Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac (, March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969), often known as Jack Kerouac, was an American novelist of French Canadian ancestry, who, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, was a pioneer of the Beat Generation.During World War II, Kerouac served in the United States Merchant Marine; during his service he completed his first novel, though it would not be published until over forty years after his death. His first book to be published was The Town and the City, but he only achieved widespread fame and notoriety with the publication of his second novel, On the Road, in 1957. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Kerouac has received more than 4,546,945 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 259th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Jack Kerouac ranks 257 out of 4,883Before him are Primo Levi, Karen Blixen, Terry Pratchett, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Ian Fleming. After him are Antonin Artaud, Mansur Al-Hallaj, Alfonso X of Castile, Dario Fo, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Lope de Vega.

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Among people born in 1922, Jack Kerouac ranks 12Before him are Thomas Kuhn, Norodom Sihanouk, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, and Erich Hartmann. After him are Franjo Tuđman, Emil Zátopek, Ava Gardner, Aage Bohr, Erving Goffman, and Pierre Cardin. Among people deceased in 1969, Jack Kerouac ranks 11Before him are Walter Gropius, Franz von Papen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Sharon Tate, Otto Stern, and Judy Garland. After him are Rocky Marciano, Kliment Voroshilov, Morihei Ueshiba, Otto Dix, C. F. Powell, and Liu Shaoqi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jack Kerouac ranks 210 out of 12,171Before him are Talcott Parsons (1902), Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), Herbert Hoover (1874), Ella Fitzgerald (1917), Clark Gable (1901), and Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866). After him are Billy the Kid (1859), Carl David Anderson (1905), Ulysses S. Grant (1822), J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), John Jay (1745), and Quentin Tarantino (1963).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Jack Kerouac ranks 23Before him are Walt Whitman (1819), Henry David Thoreau (1817), Pearl S. Buck (1892), Philip K. Dick (1928), Henry Miller (1891), and Ezra Pound (1885). After him are Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Arthur Miller (1915), Emily Dickinson (1830), Mario Puzo (1920), Philip Roth (1933), and Raymond Chandler (1888).