John Steinbeck

1902 - 1968

John Steinbeck

John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. (; February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was an American author. He won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception." He has been called "a giant of American letters," and many of his works are considered classics of Western literature.During his writing career, he authored 33 books, including 16 novels, six non-fiction books, and two collections of short stories. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Steinbeck has received more than 5,077,013 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 103rd most popular writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 5.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 76.51

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 96

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.03

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.97

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Page views of John Steinbecks by language


Among writers, John Steinbeck ranks 102 out of 4,883Before him are Anatole France, Cato the Elder, Samuel Beckett, Rainer Maria Rilke, Vladimir Nabokov, and André Gide. After him are George Sand, Theodor Herzl, Erich Maria Remarque, François Rabelais, Paulo Coelho, and Václav Havel.

Most Popular Writers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1902, John Steinbeck ranks 4Before him are Ruhollah Khomeini, Karl Popper, and Charles Lindbergh. After him are Leni Riefenstahl, Paul Dirac, Erik Erikson, Carl Rogers, Georgy Malenkov, Halldór Laxness, Nâzım Hikmet, and Talcott Parsons. Among people deceased in 1968, John Steinbeck ranks 5Before him are Yuri Gagarin, Martin Luther King Jr., Marcel Duchamp, and Helen Keller. After him are Padre Pio, Lise Meitner, Otto Hahn, Robert F. Kennedy, Lev Landau, Konstantin Rokossovsky, and Trygve Lie.

Others Born in 1902

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1968

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, John Steinbeck ranks 69 out of 12,171Before him are Helen Keller (1880), Abraham Maslow (1908), George W. Bush (1946), Bob Dylan (1941), John Dewey (1859), and Madonna (1958). After him are Samuel Morse (1791), Woody Allen (1935), Theodore Roosevelt (1858), Jimi Hendrix (1942), Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929), and Louis Armstrong (1901).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, John Steinbeck ranks 8Before him are Ernest Hemingway (1899), Mark Twain (1835), F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Jack London (1876), Robert Frost (1874), and Stephen King (1947). After him are H. P. Lovecraft (1890), William Faulkner (1897), Dr. Seuss (1904), Herman Melville (1819), Ray Bradbury (1920), and Dale Carnegie (1888).