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James Baldwin

1924 - 1987

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James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American writer. He garnered acclaim for his work across several mediums, including essays, novels, plays, and poems. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, was published in 1953; decades later, Time magazine included the novel on its list of the 100 best English-language novels released from 1923 to 2005. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Baldwin has received more than 9,583,020 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). James Baldwin is the 1,307th most popular writer (down from 1,120th in 2019), the 1,634th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,283rd in 2019) and the 156th most popular American Writer.

James Baldwin is most famous for his novels Go Tell It on the Mountain and The Fire Next Time.

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  • 48

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  • 2.67

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  • 5.29

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, James Baldwin ranks 1,307 out of 5,755Before him are Nadezhda Mandelstam, Christian Friedrich Hebbel, Francesco Maria Piave, Vittorio Alfieri, Ignazio Silone, and Naim Frashëri. After him are Marcus Tullius Tiro, Yosano Akiko, Clément Marot, Samuel Butler, Hristo Botev, and Kurt Tucholsky.

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Among people born in 1924, James Baldwin ranks 75Before him are Dorothy Malone, Alexandre José Maria dos Santos, Leonid Kogan, Girma Wolde-Giorgis, Rauf Denktaş, and Tomiichi Murayama. After him are Stanley Donen, Kenneth Waltz, John Backus, Sverre Fehn, Rudolf Vrba, and Jozef Tomko. Among people deceased in 1987, James Baldwin ranks 41Before him are Henry Ford II, Douglas Sirk, Didier Pironi, Peter Tosh, Peter Medawar, and Mahadevi Varma. After him are Randolph Scott, Luis Federico Leloir, Yakov Zeldovich, Rouben Mamoulian, Buddy Rich, and Liberace.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Baldwin ranks 1,634 out of 18,182Before him are Elisha Gray (1835), Jerry West (1938), Barry Levinson (1942), Cochise (1805), Tecumseh (1768), and Kirstie Alley (1951). After him are Chris Pratt (1979), Evander Holyfield (1962), Paul L. Smith (1936), Kelly Lynch (1959), Sidney Bechet (1897), and Billy Crystal (1948).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, James Baldwin ranks 156Before him are Poul Anderson (1926), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807), Valerie Solanas (1936), Anthony Bourdain (1956), R. L. Stine (1943), and Robin Hobb (1952). After him are Henry Steel Olcott (1832), Robert Sheckley (1928), Don DeLillo (1936), Robert Bloch (1917), Joyce Carol Oates (1938), and William Styron (1925).