Joel Chandler Harris

1848 - 1908

Photo of Joel Chandler Harris

Icon of person Joel Chandler Harris

Joel Chandler Harris (December 9, 1848 – July 3, 1908) was an American journalist, fiction writer, 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. Grady (1880–1889), which stressed regional and racial reconciliation after the Reconstruction era. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joel Chandler Harris has received more than 594,118 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Joel Chandler Harris is the 4,761st most popular writer (down from 4,217th in 2019), the 7,477th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,622nd in 2019) and the 602nd most popular American Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 590k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.12

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.64

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.46

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Page views of Joel Chandler Harrises by language


Among writers, Joel Chandler Harris ranks 4,761 out of 5,794Before him are Michael Morpurgo, Mark Haddon, Peider Lansel, Memnon of Heraclea, Antti Tuuri, and Caterina Davinio. After him are Susan Cooper, Agnes von Krusenstjerna, Christopher Paolini, Walter Tevis, André Heller, and Azar Nafisi.

Most Popular Writers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1848, Joel Chandler Harris ranks 94Before him are Francis Davis Millet, Surendranath Banerjee, Josef Václav Myslbek, Raimundo Fernández-Villaverde, Matthew Webb, and Amos Burn. After him are Helen Allingham, Margaret Lindsay Huggins, Lewis Howard Latimer, Bernard Bosanquet, and W. G. Grace. Among people deceased in 1908, Joel Chandler Harris ranks 74Before him are Manuel Curros Enríquez, Silvije Strahimir Kranjčević, Henry Bird, Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, Marco Aurelio Soto, and Charles Augustus Young. After him are Ignacio de Veintemilla, John Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun, Old Tom Morris, John Taylor, and Redvers Buller.

Others Born in 1848

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1908

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Joel Chandler Harris ranks 7,477 out of 15,968Before him are Peter Pace (1945), Albert Ammons (1907), David Margulies (1937), Mort Walker (1923), Ronnie Spector (1943), and Big Walter Horton (1921). After him are Alfonso Ribeiro (1971), John Layfield (1966), Rogers Hornsby (1896), John Norton (1893), Richie Ramone (1957), and Tenskwatawa (1775).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Joel Chandler Harris ranks 602Before him are Tony Hillerman (1925), Donald Richie (1924), David Brown (1916), Ring Lardner (1885), Jack McDevitt (1935), and Robert Greene (1959). After him are Christopher Paolini (1983), Walter Tevis (1928), Eric Van Lustbader (1946), David S. Goyer (1965), Max Eastman (1883), and R. A. Lafferty (1914).