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Lawrence Ferlinghetti

1919 - Today

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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. The 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 913,001 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Lawrence Ferlinghetti is the 2,325th most popular writer (down from 1,664th in 2019), the 2,930th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,922nd in 2019) and the 276th most popular American Writer.

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  • 31

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  • 3.48

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  • 3.64

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Lawrence Ferlinghetti ranks 2,325 out of 5,794Before him are Samuel Smiles, Jalil Mammadguluzadeh, Tobias Smollett, Juan Ruiz, Pherecydes of Leros, and Princess Michael of Kent. After him are Matthias Claudius, Jovan Dučić, Théophile de Viau, Emma Orczy, Josef Lada, and Nils-Aslak Valkeapää.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1919, Lawrence Ferlinghetti ranks 100Before him are Edoardo Mangiarotti, Mitja Ribičič, Pierre Soulages, Ginette Neveu, Hau Pei-tsun, and Janko Bobetko. After him are Morteza Motahhari, Isaac Boleslavsky, Toni Turek, Hermann Bondi, Anatoly Dobrynin, and Tatyana Baramzina.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lawrence Ferlinghetti ranks 2,930 out of 15,968Before him are Seymour Martin Lipset (1922), Charles Napier (1936), Ellen Church (1904), Scott Carpenter (1925), Divine (1945), and Don McLean (1945). After him are Stefanie Powers (1942), Louis Prima (1910), Evel Knievel (1938), Eleanor F. Helin (1932), Erika Eleniak (1969), and Jedediah Smith (1799).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Lawrence Ferlinghetti ranks 276Before him are S. S. Van Dine (1888), Terry Goodkind (1948), Edgar Lee Masters (1868), Harlan Coben (1962), Stephenie Meyer (1973), and Elmore Leonard (1925). After him are E. L. Doctorow (1931), Jacques Futrelle (1875), John Cheever (1912), Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe (1822), Flannery O'Connor (1925), and Alexandra Ripley (1934).