Langston Hughes

1902 - 1967

Langston Hughes

James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1901 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. He moved to New York City as a young man, where he made his career. One of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry, Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Langston Hughes has received more than 4,202,049 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,824th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Langston Hughes ranks 1,822 out of 4,883Before him are Taliesin, Tavo Burat, Jean-Dominique Bauby, Frans Sammut, Francesc Eiximenis, and Hassan ibn Thabit. After him are Pavel Kohout, Patrick O'Brian, Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder, Otto IV, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal, Eliza Orzeszkowa, and Countess of Ségur.

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Among people born in 1902, Langston Hughes ranks 89Before him are Takeichi Nishi, Léon M'ba, George Gaylord Simpson, Jean Rey, Nordahl Grieg, and Albert Forster. After him are Ryu Gwansun, Nicolás Guillén, Christian de Castries, Elsa Lanchester, Jean Bruller, and Cesare Zavattini. Among people deceased in 1967, Langston Hughes ranks 79Before him are Léon M'ba, Alphonse Juin, Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Vladimir Bartol, Joseph Boxhall, and Hugo Gernsback. After him are Josef Frank, Walter Weiß, Shukri al-Quwatli, George Kelly, Basil Rathbone, and Pierre Jeanneret.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Langston Hughes ranks 2,152 out of 12,171Before him are Mick Mars (1951), Maxwell D. Taylor (1901), Daniel Ellsberg (1931), Steve McCurry (1950), Edward James Olmos (1947), and Marie Laveau (1801). After him are Anna Moffo (1932), Van Heflin (1908), Macaulay Culkin (1980), Elijah Muhammad (1897), Paul Ryan (1970), and Steven Soderbergh (1963).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Langston Hughes ranks 214Before him are Bernard Malamud (1914), John Kennedy Toole (1937), Djuna Barnes (1892), Ida Tarbell (null), Erle Stanley Gardner (1889), and Taliesin (518). After him are John Barth (1930), Johnston McCulley (1883), Theodore Sturgeon (1918), James M. Cain (1892), Eugene Nida (1914), and Fredric Jameson (1934).