Louis L'Amour

1908 - 1988

Louis L'Amour

Louis Dearborn L'Amour (; March 22, 1908 – June 10, 1988) was an American novelist and short-story writer. His books consisted primarily of Western novels (though he called his work "frontier stories"); however, he also wrote historical fiction (The Walking Drum), science fiction (Haunted Mesa), non-fiction (Frontier), as well as poetry and short-story collections. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis L'Amour has received more than 873,584 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4,200th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Louis L'Amour ranks 4,194 out of 4,883Before him are Margaret Drabble, Xaviera Hollander, Joanne Harris, Leszek Engelking, Jack McDevitt, and John Norman. After him are Suman Pokhrel, John Berryman, Michael Morpurgo, Robert Hughes, Max Eastman, and Olive Schreiner.

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Among people born in 1908, Louis L'Amour ranks 228Before him are Gioacchino Guaragna, Buddy Ebsen, Tauno Palo, Sucheta Kriplani, Julio Lores, and Luis Pérez. After him are Buster Crabbe, Billy Gonsalves, Zainab Biisheva, Raymond Scott, Theodore Roethke, and Dennis O'Keefe. Among people deceased in 1988, Louis L'Amour ranks 144Before him are Bernard Leene, William McMahon, Colleen Moore, Colin Higgins, Roy Kinnear, and Jackie Milburn. After him are Toni Frissell, Ray Barbuti, Duane Jones, Heather O'Rourke, Lois Wilson, and Ella Raines.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Louis L'Amour ranks 6,513 out of 12,171Before him are Kathryn Grayson (1922), Ken Davitian (1953), Leroy Carr (1905), Mick Foley (1965), Diamanda Galás (1955), and Billy Campbell (1959). After him are Jason Scott Lee (1966), Spike Jones (1911), Shannon Leto (1970), Christy Turlington (1969), Cara Buono (null), and David Patterson (1947).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Louis L'Amour ranks 516Before him are Bell hooks (1952), Aaron Sorkin (1961), Warren Farrell (1943), David Belasco (1853), Jack McDevitt (1935), and John Norman (1931). After him are John Berryman (1914), Amy Tan (1952), Ernie Pyle (1900), Avram Davidson (1923), Stephen Hunter (1946), and Daniel Quinn (1935).