John Reed

1887 - 1920

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John "Jack" Silas Reed (October 22, 1887 – October 17, 1920) was an American journalist, poet, and communist activist. Reed first gained prominence as a war correspondent during the Mexican Revolution (for Metropolitan magazine) and World War I (for the magazine The Masses). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Reed has received more than 58,438 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). John Reed is the 10th most popular journalist (down from 9th in 2019), the 783rd most popular biography from United States (down from 556th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Journalist.

John Reed is most famous for his book Ten Days That Shook the World.

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Among journalists, John Reed ranks 10 out of 129Before him are François-Noël Babeuf, Joseph Pulitzer, Gianni Rodari, Gerda Taro, Sebastião Salgado, and Dorothea Lange. After him are Julian Assange, Anna Politkovskaya, Beate Klarsfeld, W. T. Stead, Lee Miller, and Jean-Marie Balestre.

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Among people born in 1887, John Reed ranks 36Before him are August Macke, Wolfgang Köhler, Erich Mendelsohn, Lothar Rendulic, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Nadia Boulanger. After him are Boris Karloff, Julian Huxley, Alexander Archipenko, René Cassin, James B. Sumner, and Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal. Among people deceased in 1920, John Reed ranks 20Before him are Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, Inessa Armand, Rosalia Lombardo, Dmitri Ivanovsky, and Svetozar Boroević. After him are Eleanor H. Porter, Benito Pérez Galdós, Essad Pasha Toptani, Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Venustiano Carranza, and Max Klinger.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Reed ranks 783 out of 15,968Before him are Michio Kaku (1947), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), Barry Seal (1939), Neal Cassady (1926), Charlie Sheen (1965), and Robert Vaughn (1932). After him are Steven Weinberg (1933), Matthew McConaughey (1969), Raquel Welch (1940), Steve Reich (1936), John Fante (1909), and Rodney King (1965).

Among JOURNALISTS In United States

Among journalists born in United States, John Reed ranks 2Before him are Dorothea Lange (1895). After him are Anna Politkovskaya (1958), Lee Miller (1907), Walker Evans (1903), Charles Dow (1851), W. Eugene Smith (1918), Steve McCurry (1950), Eddie Adams (1933), Joe Rosenthal (1911), Edgar Snow (1905), and Margaret Bourke-White (1904).