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Jack London

1876 - 1916

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John Griffith Chaney (January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916), better known as Jack London, was an American novelist, journalist and 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 animal rights, workers’ rights and socialism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack London has received more than 5,509,873 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 91 in 2019). Jack London is the 63rd most popular writer (up from 74th in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from United States (up from 56th 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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  • 78.94

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  • 93

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  • 11.10

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  • 3.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Jack London ranks 63 out of 5,755Before him are Bertolt Brecht, Stendhal, Umberto Eco, Gustave Flaubert, Thomas Mann, and Rabindranath Tagore. After him are Henrik Ibsen, Stefan Zweig, Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Perrault, James Joyce, and Romain Rolland.

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Among people born in 1876, Jack London ranks 2Before him is Pope Pius XII. After him are Konrad Adenauer, Mata Hari, Erich Raeder, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Wilhelm Pieck, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Zewditu, Constantin Brâncuși, Pablo Casals, and Manuel de Falla. Among people deceased in 1916, Jack London ranks 3Before him are Franz Joseph I of Austria and Grigori Rasputin. After him are Ernst Mach, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Yuan Shikai, Umberto Boccioni, Élie Metchnikoff, Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Odilon Redon, Franz Marc, and William Ramsay.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jack London ranks 53 out of 18,182Before him are John Wilkes Booth (1838), Abraham Maslow (1908), Stanley Kubrick (1928), Richard Nixon (1913), Marlon Brando (1924), and Clint Eastwood (1930). After him are Charles Manson (1934), John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928), Louis Armstrong (1901), Maria Callas (1923), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), and James Stewart (1908).

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), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), Dr. Seuss (1904), and William Faulkner (1897).