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Kurt Vonnegut

1922 - 2007

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Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer known for his satirical and darkly humorous novels. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kurt Vonnegut has received more than 8,409,950 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Kurt Vonnegut is the 493rd most popular writer (down from 433rd in 2019), the 495th most popular biography from United States (down from 422nd in 2019) and the 53rd most popular American Writer.

Kurt Vonnegut is most famous for his novels Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat's Cradle.

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  • 5.85

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Among writers, Kurt Vonnegut ranks 493 out of 5,755Before him are Robert A. Heinlein, Gaston Leroux, Imadaddin Nasimi, Alfred de Musset, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, and Robert Burns. After him are Milena Jesenská, Robert Walser, Harriet Tubman, Charles, Duke of Orléans, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, and John le Carré.

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Among people born in 1922, Kurt Vonnegut ranks 22Before him are Jack Kerouac, Emil Zátopek, Christiaan Barnard, Gérard Philipe, Imre Lakatos, and Aage Bohr. After him are Iannis Xenakis, Betty White, Hans Georg Dehmelt, Otto Carius, Vittorio Gassman, and Doris Day. Among people deceased in 2007, Kurt Vonnegut ranks 14Before him are Kurt Waldheim, Carlo Ponti, Mstislav Rostropovich, Ève Curie, Paul Tibbets, and Karlheinz Stockhausen. After him are Albert Ellis, Sidney Sheldon, Maurice Béjart, Benazir Bhutto, Deborah Kerr, and Jean-Pierre Cassel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kurt Vonnegut ranks 495 out of 18,182Before him are Robert A. Heinlein (1907), Prince (1958), Crazy Horse (1840), Warren Beatty (1937), Ronald Wayne (1934), and Lou Reed (1942). After him are John Huston (1906), Liza Minnelli (1946), Richard Widmark (1914), Owen Chamberlain (1920), Jeffrey Epstein (1953), and Harriet Tubman (1820).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Kurt Vonnegut ranks 53Before him are Tennessee Williams (1911), Richard Bach (1936), William S. Burroughs (1914), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), Ellen G. White (1827), and Robert A. Heinlein (1907). After him are Harriet Tubman (1820), Allen Ginsberg (1926), George R. R. Martin (1948), Harper Lee (1926), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), and Sidney Sheldon (1917).

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