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John Dos Passos

1896 - 1970

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John Roderigo Dos Passos (; January 14, 1896 – September 28, 1970) was an American novelist, most notable for his U.S.A. trilogy. Born in Chicago, Dos Passos graduated from Harvard College in 1916. He traveled widely as a young man, visiting Europe and southwest Asia, where he learned about literature, art, and architecture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Dos Passos has received more than 1,032,729 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). John Dos Passos is the 707th most popular writer (down from 703rd in 2019), the 788th most popular biography from United States (down from 754th in 2019) and the 81st most popular American Writer.

John Dos Passos is most famous for his trilogy of novels, U.S.A., which includes the books The 42nd Parallel, 1919, and The Big Money.

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Among writers, John Dos Passos ranks 707 out of 5,755Before him are Berossus, Carlos Fuentes, Jacinto Benavente, Dashiell Hammett, Jean Froissart, and Arto Paasilinna. After him are Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Frederick Forsyth, Chevalier d'Éon, Joseph Campbell, and Tukaram.

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Among people born in 1896, John Dos Passos ranks 34Before him are Buenaventura Durruti, Italo Balbo, Erich Koch, Helen of Greece and Denmark, Anna Anderson, and Carl Ferdinand Cori. After him are A. J. Cronin, Herbert Backe, Sandro Pertini, Rolf Maximilian Sievert, Nobusuke Kishi, and Anastasio Somoza García. Among people deceased in 1970, John Dos Passos ranks 37Before him are Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia, Artem Mikoyan, Andrey Yeryomenko, Bourvil, Fritz Perls, and Frances Farmer. After him are Nina Ricci, Francis Peyton Rous, Władysław Anders, Italo Gariboldi, Lázaro Cárdenas, and Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Dos Passos ranks 788 out of 18,182Before him are Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904), Linda B. Buck (1947), Frederick Chapman Robbins (1916), Clyde Tombaugh (1906), Adam Sandler (1966), and George Beadle (1903). After him are Anne Sullivan (1866), Arthur Ashkin (1922), Laurence Fishburne (1961), George Foreman (1949), H. H. Holmes (1861), and John Reed (1887).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, John Dos Passos ranks 81Before him are Patricia Highsmith (1921), Nellie Bly (1864), H. L. Mencken (1880), Ursula K. Le Guin (1929), Neal Cassady (1926), and Dashiell Hammett (1894). After him are Joseph Campbell (1904), Louise Hay (1926), L. Ron Hubbard (1911), Raymond Carver (1938), Mary Higgins Clark (1927), and Solomon Northup (1808).