Kurt Vonnegut

1922 - 2007

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Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (; November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer. In a career spanning over 50 years, he published 14 novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five nonfiction works, with further collections being published after his death. Born and raised in Indianapolis, Vonnegut attended Cornell University but withdrew in January 1943 and enlisted in the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kurt Vonnegut has received more than 7,140,579 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Kurt Vonnegut is the 433rd most popular writer (up from 452nd in 2019), the 422nd most popular biography from United States (down from 412th in 2019) and the 44th most popular American Writer.

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

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Among writers, Kurt Vonnegut ranks 433 out of 5,794Before him are Mika Waltari, Percy Fawcett, Alfred de Musset, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Andrzej Sapkowski, and Sei Shōnagon. After him are Alexander Pope, Heinrich von Kleist, Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Joseph Brodsky, and Sylvia Plath.

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Among people born in 1922, Kurt Vonnegut ranks 21Before him are Emil Zátopek, Pierre Cardin, Gérard Philipe, Hiroo Onoda, Aage Bohr, and Doris Day. After him are Christiaan Barnard, Stanley Cohen, Imre Lakatos, Alain Resnais, Iannis Xenakis, and Philip Larkin. Among people deceased in 2007, Kurt Vonnegut ranks 10Before him are Michelangelo Antonioni, Kurt Waldheim, Jean Baudrillard, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Carlo Ponti, and Mstislav Rostropovich. After him are Mohammed Zahir Shah, Marcel Marceau, Paul Tibbets, Sidney Sheldon, Maurice Béjart, and Albert Ellis.

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Among people born in United States, Kurt Vonnegut ranks 422 out of 15,968Before him are Chet Baker (1929), Jeff Bezos (1964), Susan Sarandon (1946), Barry Barish (1936), Bernie Madoff (1938), and Katherine Johnson (1918). After him are James Caan (1940), Nicole Kidman (1967), Julia Roberts (1967), Dean Martin (1917), Ernest Borgnine (1917), and Bryan Cranston (1956).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Kurt Vonnegut ranks 44Before him are Richard Bach (1936), Philip Roth (1933), Alvin Toffler (1928), Gertrude Stein (1874), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), and Thomas Wolfe (1900). After him are Sylvia Plath (1932), Tom Clancy (1947), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), William S. Burroughs (1914), Louisa May Alcott (1832), and T. S. Eliot (1888).

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