Ken Kesey

1935 - 2001

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Kenneth Elton Kesey (September 17, 1935 – November 10, 2001) was an American novelist, essayist and countercultural figure. He considered himself a link between the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the hippies of the 1960s. Kesey was born in La Junta, Colorado and grew up in Springfield, Oregon, graduating from the University of Oregon in 1957. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ken Kesey has received more than 2,138,658 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Ken Kesey is the 1,075th most popular writer (down from 960th in 2019), the 1,224th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,055th in 2019) and the 124th most popular American Writer.

Ken Kesey is most famous for being the author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

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Among writers, Ken Kesey ranks 1,075 out of 5,794Before him are Arthur Hailey, Bertran de Born, Khachatur Abovian, Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Stanisław Jerzy Lec, and Thomas Mayne Reid. After him are Dobrica Ćosić, Raymond Radiguet, Gottfried Keller, Magtymguly Pyragy, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Andreas Gryphius.

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Among people born in 1935, Ken Kesey ranks 47Before him are David Harvey, Akira Kitaguchi, Wim Duisenberg, Harrison Schmitt, Artur Rasizade, and Elsa Martinelli. After him are John Saxon, Ernesto Laclau, John G. Avildsen, Mylène Demongeot, Seiji Ozawa, and Floyd Patterson. Among people deceased in 2001, Ken Kesey ranks 40Before him are Charles Trenet, Dương Văn Minh, Isaac Stern, Chung Ju-yung, Clifford Shull, and Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark. After him are Juan Antonio Villacañas, Poul Anderson, Timothy McVeigh, Masao Ono, Indro Montanelli, and W. G. Sebald.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ken Kesey ranks 1,224 out of 15,968Before him are Mary Todd Lincoln (1818), Cesar Romero (1907), Alyson Hannigan (1974), Condoleezza Rice (1954), Virginia Apgar (1909), and Sam Cooke (1931). After him are Ken Thompson (1943), Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (1941), Larry Flynt (1942), Barry Nelson (1917), Vera Miles (1929), and Grant Wood (1891).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Ken Kesey ranks 124Before him are Tess Gerritsen (1953), Edith Wharton (1862), John Dickson Carr (1906), Fredric Brown (1906), Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840), and Dalton Trumbo (1905). After him are John Grisham (1955), Donna Leon (1942), Valerie Solanas (1936), Virginia Henderson (1897), Robert Sheckley (1928), and Marshall Rosenberg (1934).