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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 663,305 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Lewis Mumford is the 1,567th most popular writer (up from 1,596th in 2019), the 2,014th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,971st in 2019) and the 188th most popular American Writer.

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  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.16

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  • 3.40

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Among writers, Lewis Mumford ranks 1,567 out of 5,755Before him are Ko Un, Fran Krsto Frankopan, Sabino Arana, Anton Praetorius, Marcel Aymé, and Yaşar Kemal. After him are Nicolas-Edme Rétif, Liu Zongyuan, Elizabeth Bishop, Alphonse Allais, Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz, and Sergei Dovlatov.

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Among people born in 1895, Lewis Mumford ranks 90Before him are Princess Margaret of Denmark, Dickinson W. Richards, Archduke Maximilian Eugen of Austria, Sheng Shicai, Matthew Ridgway, and Alexander Orlov. After him are Kurt Schumacher, Max Koegel, Marcel Janco, Prescott Bush, Heinrich Eberbach, and Hanns Albin Rauter. Among people deceased in 1990, Lewis Mumford ranks 60Before him are Sammy Davis Jr., John Stewart Bell, Viktor Tsoi, Volodymyr Shcherbytsky, Hussein Onn, and Jim Henson. After him are Sergei Dovlatov, Angelo Schiavio, Delphine Seyrig, Samuel Noah Kramer, Curtis LeMay, and Samuel Doe.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lewis Mumford ranks 2,014 out of 18,182Before him are Charles Sweeney (1919), Jim Parsons (1973), Megan Fox (1986), King Vidor (1894), Jamie Foxx (1967), and Ben Carson (1951). After him are Julia Ann (1969), Howard Martin Temin (1934), James Whitmore (1921), Henry Molaison (1926), Blythe Danner (1943), and Elizabeth Bishop (1911).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Lewis Mumford ranks 188Before him are Gore Vidal (1925), David Woodard (1964), Upton Sinclair (1878), Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930), Elizabeth George (1949), and Wayne Dyer (1940). After him are Elizabeth Bishop (1911), Alice Walker (1944), James Ellroy (1948), Walter Tevis (1928), Agnes Smedley (1892), and Ken Wilber (1949).