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Joel Chandler Harris

1848 - 1908

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Joel Chandler Harris (December 9, 1848 – July 3, 1908) was an American journalist and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years, Harris spent most of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at The Atlanta Constitution. Harris led two professional lives: as the editor and journalist known as Joe Harris, he supported a vision of the New South with the editor Henry W. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joel Chandler Harris has received more than 814,892 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Joel Chandler Harris is the 4,908th most popular writer (down from 4,757th in 2019), the 7,216th most popular biography from United States (up from 7,467th in 2019) and the 585th most popular American Writer.

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  • 19

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  • 3.33

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Among writers, Joel Chandler Harris ranks 4,908 out of 5,755Before him are Edward Rutherfurd, François Weyergans, Frano Selak, Lester del Rey, Ring Lardner, and Eoin Colfer. After him are Francis de Miomandre, Mark Strand, Ōshikōchi no Mitsune, Erik Johan Stagnelius, Alki Zei, and Inger Hagerup.

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Among people born in 1848, Joel Chandler Harris ranks 97Before him are Francis Davis Millet, Robert Planquette, Jean Aicard, Helene Lange, Raimundo Fernández-Villaverde, and Gustav Fischer. After him are Princess Frederica of Hanover, Josef Václav Myslbek, William Frederick Denning, Margaret Lindsay Huggins, Jørgen Løvland, and Amos Burn. Among people deceased in 1908, Joel Chandler Harris ranks 88Before him are Walter Leistikow, Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, Henry Clifton Sorby, Henry Bird, Manuel Curros Enríquez, and Carl Koldewey. After him are Marco Aurelio Soto, Antonio Aguilar y Correa, Marquis of Vega de Armijo, Charles Augustus Young, Ignacio de Veintemilla, John Taylor, and Ludwig Carl Christian Koch.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joel Chandler Harris ranks 7,216 out of 18,182Before him are Ring Lardner (1885), George Stibitz (1904), Dolores Hart (1938), Rick Baker (1950), William Wakefield Baum (1926), and MC Ren (1969). After him are Bert Lahr (1895), Walt Bellamy (1939), Jimmy Giuffre (1921), Charles Walters (1911), James G. Blaine (1830), and Maggie Wheeler (1961).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Joel Chandler Harris ranks 585Before him are John Green (1977), Gardner Fox (1911), Tom Peters (1942), Ted Chiang (1967), Lester del Rey (1915), and Ring Lardner (1885). After him are Madeleine L'Engle (1918), Pauline Kael (1919), Conrad Aiken (1889), Daniel Quinn (1935), James C. Collins (1958), and Nicholas Meyer (1945).