Laura Ingalls Wilder

1867 - 1957

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Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder (February 7, 1867 – February 10, 1957) was an American writer, mostly known for the Little House on the Prairie series of children's books, published between 1932 and 1943, which were based on her childhood in a settler and pioneer family.The television series Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983) was loosely based on the books, and starred Melissa Gilbert as Laura and Michael Landon as her father, Charles Ingalls. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Laura Ingalls Wilder has received more than 6,391,202 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Laura Ingalls Wilder is the 664th most popular writer (down from 615th in 2019), the 727th most popular biography from United States (down from 648th in 2019) and the 74th most popular Writer.

Laura Ingalls Wilder is most famous for her autobiographical series of novels, Little House on the Prairie.

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Among writers, Laura Ingalls Wilder ranks 664 out of 5,755Before her are Georges Perec, Dimitrie Cantemir, Maya Angelou, Ismail Gaspirali, Alfred de Vigny, and Sven Hassel. After her are Walter Raleigh, Raymond Queneau, Kumārajīva, Patricia Highsmith, Giosuè Carducci, and Nellie Bly.

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Among people born in 1867, Laura Ingalls Wilder ranks 20Before her are Pierre Bonnard, Prince Maximilian of Baden, Percy Fawcett, Enrique Granados, Johannes Fibiger, and Stanley Baldwin. After her are Walther Rathenau, Irving Fisher, Władysław Reymont, Hector Guimard, Margaret Brown, and Umberto Giordano. Among people deceased in 1957, Laura Ingalls Wilder ranks 26Before her are Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Irving Langmuir, Alfred Döblin, Joseph McCarthy, Curzio Malaparte, and František Kupka. After her are Eliot Ness, Erich von Stroheim, Heinrich Otto Wieland, Heinrich Hoffmann, Jože Plečnik, and Richard E. Byrd.

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Among people born in United States, Laura Ingalls Wilder ranks 727 out of 18,182Before her are Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), Omar Bradley (1893), Robert McNamara (1916), Dolly Parton (1946), Leon Cooper (1930), and Roy Scheider (1932). After her are Robert H. Goddard (1882), Robert Nozick (1938), Frances Farmer (1913), Patricia Highsmith (1921), Kamehameha I (1758), and Vivian Maier (1926).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Laura Ingalls Wilder ranks 74Before her are Robert Ludlum (1927), John Irving (1942), Thomas Harris (1940), Robert E. Howard (1906), William Saroyan (1908), and Maya Angelou (1928). After her are Patricia Highsmith (1921), Nellie Bly (1864), H. L. Mencken (1880), Ursula K. Le Guin (1929), Neal Cassady (1926), and Dashiell Hammett (1894).