Louisa May Alcott

1832 - 1888

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Louisa May Alcott (; November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet best known for writing the novel Little Women (1868) and its sequels Good Wives (1869), Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). Raised in New England by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott, she grew up among many well-known intellectuals of the day, including Margaret Fuller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Alcott's family suffered from financial difficulties, and while she worked to help support the family from an early age, she also sought an outlet in writing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louisa May Alcott has received more than 7,219,186 page views. Her biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Louisa May Alcott is the 618th most popular writer (down from 431st in 2019), the 630th most popular biography from United States (down from 443rd in 2019) and the 62nd most popular American Writer.

Louisa May Alcott is most famous for her novel Little Women, which follows the lives of four sisters as they grow up in the American Civil War.

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Notable Works

Aunt Jo's scrap-bag
Little men
Eight Cousins
Rose, a shy orphan, blossoms in the company of her spirited relatives when she takes up residence at "The Aunt Hill." This captivating novel by the author of Little Women offers readers of all ages endearing, inspiring stories about growing up, making friends, and facing life with kindness and courage.
An Old-Fashioned Girl
Boston (Mass.)
Polly's friendship with the wealthy Shaws of Boston helps them to build a new life and teaches her the truth about the relationship between happiness and riches.
Little Women
Jo's Boys

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Over the past year Louisa May Alcott has had the most page views in the with 614,232 views, followed by Spanish (104,734), and French (51,827). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Mingrelian (323.66%), Maltese (175.27%), and Urdu (109.17%)


Among writers, Louisa May Alcott ranks 618 out of 7,302Before her are Madame Roland, Ferenc Molnár, Anton Makarenko, Dietrich Eckart, Olga Tokarczuk, and Bert Hellinger. After her are Émile Verhaeren, Leo Africanus, Tirso de Molina, Alfred Döblin, J. M. Barrie, and Poliziano.

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Among people born in 1832, Louisa May Alcott ranks 13Before her are Maximilian I of Mexico, Gustave Doré, Edward Burnett Tylor, Ivan Shishkin, José Echegaray, and William Crookes. After her are Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Jules Ferry, Ármin Vámbéry, George, King of Saxony, Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia, and Andrew Dickson White. Among people deceased in 1888, Louisa May Alcott ranks 8Before her are John Bosco, Frederick III, German Emperor, Rudolf Clausius, Carl Zeiss, John Stith Pemberton, and Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria. After her are Nikolay Przhevalsky, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Anton Mauve, François Achille Bazaine, Ascanio Sobrero, and Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Louisa May Alcott ranks 630 out of 20,380Before her are Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), Sylvia Earle (1935), William Friedkin (1935), Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921), Harold Ramis (1944), and Whoopi Goldberg (1955). After her are Paul Krugman (1953), Jamie Lee Curtis (1958), Carl Lewis (1961), Alfred Kinsey (1894), George Cukor (1899), and Sidney Lumet (1924).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Louisa May Alcott ranks 62Before her are James Baldwin (1924), Allen Ginsberg (1926), Ellen G. White (1827), Theodore Dreiser (1871), Napoleon Hill (1883), and John Irving (1942). After her are Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Michael Crichton (1942), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), Harper Lee (1926), Ursula K. Le Guin (1929), and Washington Irving (1783).