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Jack Kerouac

1922 - 1969

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Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac (; March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969), known as Jack Kerouac, was an American novelist and poet who, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, was a pioneer of the Beat Generation.Of French-Canadian ancestry, Kerouac was raised in a French-speaking home in Lowell, Massachusetts. He "learned English at age six and spoke with a marked accent into his late teens." During World War II, he served in the United States Merchant Marine; he completed his first novel at the time, which was published more than 50 years after his death. His first published book was The Town and the City (1950), and he achieved widespread fame and notoriety with his second, On the Road, in 1957. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Kerouac has received more than 6,403,147 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia. Jack Kerouac is the 319th most popular writer (down from 297th in 2019), the 299th most popular biography from United States (down from 261st in 2019) and the 29th most popular American Writer.

Jack Kerouac is most famous for his novel On the Road, which documents a cross-country trip he took with Neal Cassady in the late 1940s.

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Among writers, Jack Kerouac ranks 319 out of 5,755Before him are Raymond Chandler, Paul Celan, Callimachus, Gregory of Tours, Karl May, and François Mauriac. After him are Ezra Pound, Carlos Castaneda, Georges Bataille, Arthur Schnitzler, Einhard, and Dionysius of Halicarnassus.

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Among people born in 1922, Jack Kerouac ranks 16Before him are Pierre Cardin, Erich Hartmann, Franjo Tuđman, Hiroo Onoda, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, and Erving Goffman. After him are Emil Zátopek, Christiaan Barnard, Gérard Philipe, Imre Lakatos, Aage Bohr, and Kurt Vonnegut. Among people deceased in 1969, Jack Kerouac ranks 15Before him are Kliment Voroshilov, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Liu Shaoqi, Brian Jones, Rocky Marciano, and Otto Stern. After him are Saud of Saudi Arabia, Morihei Ueshiba, Jan Palach, Princess Alice of Battenberg, Otto Dix, and C. F. Powell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jack Kerouac ranks 299 out of 18,182Before him are Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958), Edward Hopper (1882), Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), Eli Wallach (1915), Billie Holiday (1915), and Lawrence Kohlberg (1927). After him are Ezra Pound (1885), Audie Murphy (1925), Martin Sheen (1940), Fred Astaire (1899), Grover Cleveland (1837), and Chuck Berry (1926).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Jack Kerouac ranks 29Before him are Coen brothers (null), Walt Whitman (1819), Henry Miller (1891), Margaret Mitchell (1900), Mario Puzo (1920), and Raymond Chandler (1888). After him are Ezra Pound (1885), Arthur Miller (1915), Louise Glück (1943), Napoleon Hill (1883), Philip Roth (1933), and O. Henry (1862).