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Joe Rosenthal

1911 - 2006

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Joseph John Rosenthal (October 9, 1911 – August 20, 2006) was an American photographer who received the Pulitzer Prize for his iconic World War II photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, taken during the 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Rosenthal has received more than 450,016 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Joe Rosenthal is the 33rd most popular journalist (down from 29th in 2019), the 2,977th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,705th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Journalist.

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  • 25

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  • 5.19

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Among journalists, Joe Rosenthal ranks 33 out of 127Before him are Charles Dow, David Seymour, Eddie Adams, Christopher Hitchens, Edgar Snow, and Victor Noir. After him are Marcelo H. del Pilar, François Mignet, Ara Güler, Marie Colvin, Pavlo Chubynsky, and Thomas Nast.

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Among people born in 1911, Joe Rosenthal ranks 112Before him are Birger Ruud, Simone Simon, Annie M. G. Schmidt, Clara Rockmore, Randolph Churchill, and Alfredo Foni. After him are Hans von Ohain, Renato Guttuso, Mikhail Yangel, Joseph Luns, Paul Goodman, and Koçi Xoxe. Among people deceased in 2006, Joe Rosenthal ranks 117Before him are Basil Poledouris, Jerry Brudos, June Allyson, Alberto Spencer, Angelica Rozeanu, and Iva Toguri D'Aquino. After him are Pietro Rava, Gérard Oury, Silva Kaputikyan, Malcolm Arnold, Ibolya Csák, and Yitzhak Kaduri.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joe Rosenthal ranks 2,977 out of 18,182Before him are Henry George (1839), Horace Wells (1815), James Henry Breasted (1865), Duke Kahanamoku (1890), Johnny Carson (1925), and Eddie Fisher (1928). After him are Christina Applegate (1971), Melissa Gilbert (1964), Alexandra Ripley (1934), J. Walter Christie (1865), Dorothy Gibson (1889), and Matthew Fox (1966).

Among JOURNALISTS In United States

Among journalists born in United States, Joe Rosenthal ranks 12Before him are Steve McCurry (1950), Walker Evans (1903), Margaret Bourke-White (1904), Charles Dow (1851), Eddie Adams (1933), and Edgar Snow (1905). After him are Marie Colvin (1956), James Nachtwey (1948), Eve Arnold (1912), Edward R. Murrow (1908), Harriet Quimby (1875), and Malcolm Browne (1931).