New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


John Reed

1887 - 1920

Photo of John Reed

Icon of person John Reed

John 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 and World War I for The Masses. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Reed has received more than 65,974 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. John Reed is the 11th most popular journalist (down from 10th in 2019), the 794th most popular biography from United States (down from 783rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Journalist.

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

Memorability Metrics

  • 66k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.70

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 39

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.31

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of John Reeds by language


Among journalists, John Reed ranks 11 out of 127Before him are Gianni Rodari, Joseph Pulitzer, Gerda Taro, Anna Politkovskaya, Sebastião Salgado, and Julian Assange. After him are Dorothea Lange, W. Eugene Smith, Robert Guérin, Lee Miller, Beate Klarsfeld, and Steve McCurry.

Most Popular Journalists in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1887, John Reed ranks 35Before him are Nadia Boulanger, Lothar Rendulic, Wolfgang Köhler, James B. Sumner, Kurt Schwitters, and August Macke. After him are Leopold Ružička, Erich Mendelsohn, Julian Huxley, René Cassin, Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal, and Alexander Archipenko. Among people deceased in 1920, John Reed ranks 18Before him are Princess Margaret of Connaught, Jeanne Hébuterne, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, Anders Zorn, Svetozar Boroević, and Rosalia Lombardo. After him are Dmitri Ivanovsky, Inessa Armand, Nectarios of Aegina, Benito Pérez Galdós, Eleanor H. Porter, and Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

Others Born in 1887

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1920

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, John Reed ranks 794 out of 18,182Before him are John Dos Passos (1896), Anne Sullivan (1866), Arthur Ashkin (1922), Laurence Fishburne (1961), George Foreman (1949), and H. H. Holmes (1861). After him are Charlie Sheen (1965), James Cronin (1931), Sam Peckinpah (1925), Lee Marvin (1924), Charles H. Townes (1915), and Joseph Campbell (1904).

Among JOURNALISTS In United States

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