WRITER

Jonas Mekas

1922 - 2019

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Jonas Mekas (Lithuanian: [ˈjonɐs ˈmækɐs]; December 24, 1922 – January 23, 2019) was a Lithuanian-American filmmaker, poet, and artist who has been called "the godfather of American avant-garde cinema" on many occasions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jonas Mekas has received more than 472,146 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Jonas Mekas is the 1,592nd most popular writer (down from 1,335th in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from Lithuania (down from 35th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Lithuanian Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Jonas Mekas ranks 1,592 out of 5,794Before him are André Brink, Robert Southey, Johanna Schopenhauer, Fritz Gerlich, Branko Ćopić, and Neil Gaiman. After him are Rick Riordan, Edmond Hamilton, Peter Altenberg, Táhirih, Lewis Mumford, and Eugene Nida.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1922, Jonas Mekas ranks 108Before him are Taro Kagawa, John Edward Williams, Yvonne De Carlo, Eleanor Parker, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, and Rajko Mitić. After him are Cyd Charisse, María Casares, Serge Reggiani, Gershon Kingsley, Árpád Göncz, and Jenny-Wanda Barkmann. Among people deceased in 2019, Jonas Mekas ranks 89Before him are Stanley Donen, Moshe Arens, Jan-Michael Vincent, Guillermo Mordillo, Felice Gimondi, and Paul Greengard. After him are Branko Lustig, Nikolai Kardashev, Mirjana Marković, Vladimir Bukovsky, John Havlicek, and György Konrád.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Jonas Mekas ranks 41 out of 235Before him are Gabriel Narutowicz (1865), Jacques Lipchitz (1891), Alexander Berkman (1870), Clara Rockmore (1911), Moshe Arens (1925), and Leopold Godowsky (1870). After him are Janusz Radziwiłł (1612), Sophia of Lithuania (1371), Boris Skossyreff (1896), Birutė (1317), Wanda Rutkiewicz (1943), and Laurence Harvey (1928).

Among WRITERS In Lithuania

Among writers born in Lithuania, Jonas Mekas ranks 4Before him are Romain Gary (1914), Czesław Miłosz (1911), and Nikolai Ostrovsky (1904). After him are Simon Dach (1605), Hermann Sudermann (1857), Vincas Kudirka (1858), Branislaw Tarashkyevich (1892), Tomas Venclova (1937), Vydūnas (1868), Francišak Bahuševič (1840), and Antanas Baranauskas (1835).