Lawrence Ferlinghetti

1919 - 2021

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Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti (March 24, 1919 – February 22, 2021) was an American poet, painter, social activist, and co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. An author of poetry, translations, fiction, theatre, art criticism, and film narration, Ferlinghetti was best known for his second collection of poems, A Coney Island of the Mind (1958), which has been translated into nine languages and sold over a million copies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lawrence Ferlinghetti has received more than 1,091,820 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Lawrence Ferlinghetti is the 2,106th most popular writer (down from 1,741st in 2019), the 2,643rd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,272nd in 2019) and the 230th most popular American Writer.

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  • 35

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Notable Works

A Coney Island of the mind
American poetry, Arts, Poetry
Pictures of the gone world
Beat generation, Poetry, Beats (Persons)
Unfair arguments with existence
American drama
The secret meaning of things
American poetry
Starting from San Francisco


Among writers, Lawrence Ferlinghetti ranks 2,106 out of 7,302Before him are Li Shangyin, Fred Uhlman, Marthe Bibesco, James Hilton, François Coppée, and Terry Brooks. After him are Michael Choniates, Patrick O'Brian, D. R. Bendre, Ramón Sampedro, Gaston Paris, and Sholem Asch.

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Among people born in 1919, Lawrence Ferlinghetti ranks 91Before him are Marina Ginestà, Hermann Gmeiner, Margaret Burbidge, Edoardo Mangiarotti, Ginette Neveu, and Amir-Abbas Hoveyda. After him are Teruo Nakamura, Amrita Pritam, P. F. Strawson, Mitja Ribičič, Ahmed Abdallah, and Silva Kaputikyan. Among people deceased in 2021, Lawrence Ferlinghetti ranks 151Before him are Vladimir Shatalov, Ned Beatty, Borisav Jović, Kåre Willoch, George Shultz, and Kurt Westergaard. After him are Dilip Kumar, Nelson Freire, Igor Oistrakh, El Risitas, Elgin Baylor, and Matthew Festing.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lawrence Ferlinghetti ranks 2,643 out of 20,380Before him are George Shultz (1920), Jimmie Angel (1899), Lee Haney (1959), Terry Brooks (1944), Channing Tatum (1980), and Dick York (1928). After him are Nick Holonyak (1928), Charles Martin Hall (1863), Daniel Davis (1945), Linda Gray (1940), G. W. Bailey (1944), and Marian Anderson (1897).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Lawrence Ferlinghetti ranks 230Before him are Tom Wolfe (1930), Erle Stanley Gardner (1889), John Grinder (1940), Walter Tevis (1928), James M. Cain (1892), and Terry Brooks (1944). After him are John Kennedy Toole (1937), Ed McBain (1926), Flannery O'Connor (1925), Siri Hustvedt (1955), Nelson Algren (1909), and S. S. Van Dine (1888).