Jack London

1876 - 1916

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John Griffith London (born John Griffith Chaney; January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer of commercial fiction and American magazines, he was one of the first American authors to become an international celebrity and earn a large fortune from writing. He was also an innovator in the genre that would later become known as science fiction.London was part of the radical literary group "The Crowd" in San Francisco and a passionate advocate of unionization, workers' rights, socialism, and eugenics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack London has received more than 4,607,445 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 85 in 2019). Jack London is the 74th most popular writer (down from 72nd in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from United States (down from 44th in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Writer.

Jack London is most famous for his novels, such as The Call of the Wild and White Fang.

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Among writers, Jack London ranks 74 out of 5,794Before him are Ayn Rand, Hesiod, Li Bai, Pablo Neruda, Charles Perrault, and Isaac Asimov. After him are Lewis Carroll, Romain Rolland, Marquis de Sade, Giorgio Vasari, Jorge Luis Borges, and Virginia Woolf.

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Among people born in 1876, Jack London ranks 3Before him are Pope Pius XII and Mata Hari. After him are Konrad Adenauer, Erich Raeder, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Constantin Brâncuși, Wilhelm Pieck, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Pablo Casals, Zewditu, and Alexander I of Serbia. Among people deceased in 1916, Jack London ranks 3Before him are Franz Joseph I of Austria and Grigori Rasputin. After him are Ernst Mach, Yuan Shikai, Élie Metchnikoff, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Franz Marc, William Ramsay, Henry James, Sholem Aleichem, and Odilon Redon.

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Among people born in United States, Jack London ranks 56 out of 15,968Before him are Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), Richard Nixon (1913), Al Capone (1899), Louis Armstrong (1901), Kirk Douglas (1916), and Warren Buffett (1930). After him are Jack Nicholson (1937), James Stewart (1908), Abraham Maslow (1908), Robert Frost (1874), John D. Rockefeller (1839), and George W. Bush (1946).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Jack London ranks 5Before him are Edgar Allan Poe (1809), Ernest Hemingway (1899), Mark Twain (1835), and F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896). After him are Robert Frost (1874), Toni Morrison (1931), Stephen King (1947), Henry David Thoreau (1817), J. D. Salinger (1919), John Steinbeck (1902), and H. P. Lovecraft (1890).