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Ken Kesey

1935 - 2001

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Ken 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 2,632,666 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Ken Kesey is the 1,130th most popular writer (down from 1,075th in 2019), the 1,367th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,223rd in 2019) and the 137th 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 1,130 out of 5,755Before him are Joan Fuster, Gaius Asinius Pollio, Assia Djebar, James Bond, Hrotsvitha, and Lobsang Rampa. After him are Eiji Yoshikawa, Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia, Joachim du Bellay, Rigas Feraios, Polyaenus, and Rex Stout.

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Among people born in 1935, Ken Kesey ranks 53Before him are Masahito, Prince Hitachi, Ei-ichi Negishi, Ernesto Laclau, Harrison Schmitt, Artur Rasizade, and Abdou Diouf. After him are Lorenzo Bandini, Toni Sailer, Pranab Mukherjee, Pepe, Richard Kuklinski, and Gnassingbé Eyadéma. Among people deceased in 2001, Ken Kesey ranks 42Before him are Stanley Kramer, Chung Ju-yung, Jacques Mayol, Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, Timothy McVeigh, and Isaac Stern. After him are Henry Lee Lucas, Giovanni Leone, Emilie Schindler, Edward Gierek, Francisco da Costa Gomes, and Poul Anderson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ken Kesey ranks 1,367 out of 18,182Before him are Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928), Jack Elam (1920), John Heard (1946), Anthony Fauci (1940), Ben Gazzara (1930), and George Armitage Miller (1920). After him are Joshua Lederberg (1925), Iris Apfel (1921), William Fichtner (1956), Percy Spencer (1894), Hamilton O. Smith (1931), and Bernard Baruch (1870).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Ken Kesey ranks 137Before him are Edith Wharton (1862), Nora Roberts (1950), Harry Harrison (1925), Virginia Henderson (1897), Michael Connelly (1956), and James Bond (1900). After him are Rex Stout (1886), Jean M. Auel (1936), Robert Wilson (1941), Danielle Steel (1947), Robert Jordan (1948), and Marilyn vos Savant (1946).