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L. Frank Baum

1856 - 1919

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Lyman Frank Baum (; May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author best known for his children's fantasy books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, part of a series. In addition to the 14 Oz books, Baum penned 41 other novels (not including four lost, unpublished novels), 83 short stories, over 200 poems, and at least 42 scripts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of L. Frank Baum has received more than 3,061,518 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). L. Frank Baum is the 844th most popular writer (down from 789th in 2019), the 986th most popular biography from United States (down from 853rd in 2019) and the 99th most popular American Writer.

L. Frank Baum is most famous for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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Among writers, L. Frank Baum ranks 844 out of 5,755Before him are Sam Shepard, Matilde Camus, Theodore Beza, Odysseas Elytis, Antonio Tabucchi, and Annie Ernaux. After him are Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, Magtymguly Pyragy, Valerius Maximus, Cao Xueqin, Ibycus, and Rubén Darío.

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Among people born in 1856, L. Frank Baum ranks 25Before him are Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia, Robert Nivelle, John Singer Sargent, Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli, Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen, and Andrey Markov. After him are Frank B. Kellogg, H. Rider Haggard, Jean Moréas, Hara Takashi, Sergei Taneyev, and Louis Franchet d'Espèrey. Among people deceased in 1919, L. Frank Baum ranks 22Before him are Yakov Sverdlov, Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria, Princess Charlotte of Prussia, Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia, Habibullah Khan, and Ismail Qemali. After him are Madam C. J. Walker, Kurt Eisner, Johannes Rydberg, Prince John of the United Kingdom, Leonid Andreyev, and Henry Gantt.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, L. Frank Baum ranks 986 out of 18,182Before him are Benjamin Guggenheim (1865), Blake Edwards (1922), Charles Cooley (1864), Dave Brubeck (1920), Matt Groening (1954), and Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909). After him are George Dantzig (1914), Jerome Isaac Friedman (1930), Winona Ryder (1971), Frederick Herzberg (1923), Cyndi Lauper (1953), and Richard Thaler (1945).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, L. Frank Baum ranks 99Before him are John Fante (1909), Virginia Satir (1916), Neale Donald Walsch (1943), Ambrose Bierce (1842), Thomas Pynchon (1937), and Sam Shepard (1943). After him are Walter Lippmann (1889), Jean Webster (1876), Clifford D. Simak (1904), John Updike (1932), John Grisham (1955), and Daniel Goleman (1946).