Joel Barlow

1754 - 1812

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Joel Barlow (March 24, 1754 – December 26, 1812) was an American poet, diplomat, and politician. In politics, he supported the French Revolution and was an ardent Jeffersonian republican. He worked as an agent for American speculator William Duer to set up the Scioto Company in Paris in 1788, and to sell worthless deeds to land in the Northwest Territory which it did not own. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joel Barlow has received more than 157,136 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Joel Barlow is the 6,439th most popular writer (down from 5,763rd in 2019), the 11,991st most popular biography from United States (down from 10,795th in 2019) and the 880th most popular American Writer.

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  • 41.06

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  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.32

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  • 3.30

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

The Columbiad: A Poem
The Columbiad
Poetry, History
The hasty-pudding
Cookery (Corn), Corn, Politics and government
The vision of Columbus
American poetry, Discovery and exploration, History
Advice to the privileged orders
Aristocracy (Political science), Political science
The conspiracy of kings


Among writers, Joel Barlow ranks 6,439 out of 7,302Before him are David Malouf, Helen Gurley Brown, Leyla Aliyeva, Michel Faber, J. P. Donleavy, and John Ralston Saul. After him are Robert Elsie, Joe Medicine Crow, Alexandre del Valle, Ann Oakley, Judith Merril, and Ted Tally.

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Among people born in 1754, Joel Barlow ranks 57Before him are Alexander Shishkov, George Crabbe, José Antonio Pavón Jiménez, Abraham Baldwin, Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings, and Archibald Menzies.  Among people deceased in 1812, Joel Barlow ranks 28Before him are Victor II, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym, Richard Kirwan, Augustus Christian Frederick, Duke of Anhalt-Köthen, Joseph Woelfl, Matvey Kazakov, and John Colter. After him is Gunning Bedford Jr..

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joel Barlow ranks 11,991 out of 20,380Before him are Helen Gurley Brown (1922), Walter Forward (1786), Art Clokey (1921), J. P. Donleavy (1926), Charles Erwin Wilson (1890), and Redfoo (1975). After him are David Newman (1954), Kitty Kallen (1921), J. Smith-Cameron (1957), Hank Williams Jr. (1949), Mike DeWine (1947), and Duke Pearson (1932).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Joel Barlow ranks 880Before him are Rick Yancey (1962), Jonathan Rosenbaum (1943), James Lipton (1926), Daniel Handler (1970), Helen Gurley Brown (1922), and J. P. Donleavy (1926). After him are Joe Medicine Crow (1913), Judith Merril (1923), Ted Tally (1952), Thomas Beatie (1974), Robert Cormier (1925), and Brené Brown (1965).