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.During the 1970s and early 1980s, the television series Little House on the Prairie was loosely based on the Little House 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 5,537,528 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Laura Ingalls Wilder is the 615th most popular writer (up from 699th in 2019), the 648th most popular biography from United States (up from 726th in 2019) and the 69th most popular American 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 615 out of 5,794Before her are Klaus Mann, Miguel Ángel Asturias, Alfred Döblin, Osip Mandelstam, Ahmad ibn Fadlan, and Patricia Highsmith. After her are Dietrich Eckart, Antoine François Prévost, Luis Sepúlveda, Louise Hay, Giacomo Leopardi, and Marcus Gavius Apicius.

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Among people born in 1867, Laura Ingalls Wilder ranks 20Before her are Käthe Kollwitz, Natsume Sōseki, Prince Maximilian of Baden, Walther Rathenau, Enrique Granados, and Maxime Weygand. After her are Johannes Fibiger, Margaret Brown, Irving Fisher, Hector Guimard, Joseph Maria Olbrich, and Stanley Baldwin. Among people deceased in 1957, Laura Ingalls Wilder ranks 23Before her are Walther Bothe, Gabriela Mistral, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Gerty Cori, František Kupka, and Alfred Döblin. After her are Irving Langmuir, Joseph McCarthy, Erich von Stroheim, Heinrich Otto Wieland, Curzio Malaparte, and Jože Plečnik.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Laura Ingalls Wilder ranks 648 out of 15,968Before her are Benjamin Thompson (1753), Robert Mitchum (1917), Samuel Barber (1910), Patricia Highsmith (1921), Matt Damon (1970), and Gary Becker (1930). After her are Louise Hay (1926), Monica Lewinsky (1973), John Glenn (1921), John Malkovich (1953), Sidney Lumet (1924), and Joan Crawford (1904).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Laura Ingalls Wilder ranks 69Before her are Harriet Tubman (1820), George R. R. Martin (1948), Dean Koontz (1945), Eugene O'Neill (1888), Robert Ludlum (1927), and Patricia Highsmith (1921). After her are Louise Hay (1926), Thomas Harris (1940), L. Ron Hubbard (1911), John Irving (1942), Dashiell Hammett (1894), and Stephen Covey (1932).