Lewis Mumford

1895 - 1990

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Lewis Mumford (October 19, 1895 – January 26, 1990) was an American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and literary critic. Particularly noted for his study of cities and urban architecture, he had a broad career as a writer. Mumford made signal contributions to social philosophy, American literary and cultural history and the history of technology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lewis Mumford has received more than 594,019 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Lewis Mumford is the 1,597th most popular writer (up from 1,763rd in 2019), the 1,972nd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,058th in 2019) and the 187th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Lewis Mumford ranks 1,597 out of 5,794Before him are Neil Gaiman, Jonas Mekas, Rick Riordan, Edmond Hamilton, Peter Altenberg, and Táhirih. After him are Eugene Nida, Nina Berberova, Alexander Belyaev, Anna de Noailles, Ivan Kotliarevsky, and Pierre Plantard.

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Among people born in 1895, Lewis Mumford ranks 89Before him are Kirsten Flagstad, Henry de Montherlant, Shote Galica, Dino Grandi, Albert Cohen, and Max Koegel. After him are Princess Margaret of Denmark, Archduke Wilhelm of Austria, Marcel Janco, Prescott Bush, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Matthew Ridgway. Among people deceased in 1990, Lewis Mumford ranks 60Before him are Meir Kahane, Taro Kagawa, Jill Ireland, Angelo Schiavio, Capucine, and Samuel Noah Kramer. After him are Nicola Abbagnano, Nina Kulagina, Delphine Seyrig, Dexter Gordon, Manuel Puig, and Curtis LeMay.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lewis Mumford ranks 1,972 out of 15,968Before him are Josiah Warren (1798), Kathleen Turner (1954), Steve Morse (1954), Clement Greenberg (1909), Rick Riordan (1964), and Edmond Hamilton (1904). After him are John Hancock (1737), Billy Ray Cyrus (1961), Eugene Nida (1914), Irving Baxter (1876), Sundance Kid (1867), and Kelly McGillis (1957).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Lewis Mumford ranks 187Before him are Robert Silverberg (1935), John Edward Williams (1922), Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930), James Bond (1900), Rick Riordan (1964), and Edmond Hamilton (1904). After him are Eugene Nida (1914), Elizabeth Bishop (1911), Ken Wilber (1949), Upton Sinclair (1878), Alice Walker (1944), and Erskine Caldwell (1903).