John Perry Barlow

1947 - 2018

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John Perry Barlow (October 3, 1947 – February 7, 2018) was an American poet, essayist, cattle rancher, and cyberlibertarian political activist who had been associated with both the Democratic and Republican parties. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Perry Barlow has received more than 1,412,352 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). John Perry Barlow is the 6,065th most popular writer (down from 5,607th in 2019), the 10,034th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,862nd in 2019) and the 755th most popular American Writer.

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  • 24

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  • 4.00

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Notable Works

Libres enfants du savoir numérique
Notable Speeches of the Information Age, John Perry Barlow
Mother American night
Lyricists, Grateful Dead (Musical group), Biography
The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics
Grateful Dead, Robert Hunter, John Perry Barlow
All the original lyrics of the Grateful Dead are presented, with annotations for biographical, historical, literary, and geographical references within the lyrics. Profusely illustrated with original drawings by Jim Carpenter. Foreword by Robert Hunter; Afterword by John Perry Barlow. Indexes.


Among writers, John Perry Barlow ranks 6,065 out of 7,302Before him are Henry Lawson, Gerhard Roth, Franz von Dingelstedt, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Charles Brackett, and Denise Levertov. After him are Vittorio Arrigoni, Artur Adson, Emine Semiye Önasya, David Simon, Peter Matthiessen, and Kjell Ola Dahl.

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Among people born in 1947, John Perry Barlow ranks 720Before him are Hal Abelson, Gustav Hasford, Stephen R. Donaldson, Tomas Pettersson, Jan-Erik Enestam, and Navin Ramgoolam. After him are Françoise Demulder, David Bordwell, Ruhakana Rugunda, Dominique Baudis, Jacques-Édouard Alexis, and Carole Bayer Sager. Among people deceased in 2018, John Perry Barlow ranks 464Before him are XXXTentacion, Walter Bahr, Bud Luckey, Paolo Ferrari, Jiichiro Date, and Gennadi Gagulia. After him are Rim Banna, Frank Ramsey, Donald H. Peterson, Angelo Vanzin, Bengt Nilsson, and Johan van Hulst.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Perry Barlow ranks 10,034 out of 20,380Before him are Rosie Perez (1964), Jane Krakowski (1968), Robert Bacher (1905), Charles Brackett (1892), Bridget Regan (1982), and Eugene Pallette (1889). After him are Royce D. Applegate (1939), John Sedgwick (1813), Anthony Rapp (1971), Richard A. Falk (1930), Kirk Acevedo (1971), and Clifford Truesdell (1919).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, John Perry Barlow ranks 755Before him are Crane Wilbur (1886), Armistead Maupin (1944), Tony Kushner (1956), Gustav Hasford (1947), Stephen R. Donaldson (1947), and Charles Brackett (1892). After him are David Simon (1960), Peter Matthiessen (1927), John Greenleaf Whittier (1807), Lee Strobel (1952), Robin Morgan (1941), and Katie Couric (1957).