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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 as the author of the novel Little Women (1868) and its sequels 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. She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s. Early in her career, she sometimes used pen names such as A. M. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louisa May Alcott has received more than 6,642,618 page views. Her biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Louisa May Alcott is the 434th most popular writer (up from 455th in 2019), the 443rd most popular biography from United States (up from 463rd in 2019) and the 46th 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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Among writers, Louisa May Alcott ranks 434 out of 5,755Before her are Louis Aragon, Vladimir Vysotsky, Bohumil Hrabal, Ennius, Louise de La Vallière, and Constantine P. Cavafy. After her are Traudl Junge, Yunus Emre, Tennessee Williams, Patrick Modiano, Christopher Marlowe, and Enid Blyton.

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Among people born in 1832, Louisa May Alcott ranks 10Before her are Lewis Carroll, Nikolaus Otto, Maximilian I of Mexico, Gustave Doré, Edward Burnett Tylor, and William Crookes. After her are Ivan Shishkin, Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, José Echegaray, George, King of Saxony, Jules Ferry, and Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia. Among people deceased in 1888, Louisa May Alcott ranks 7Before her are William I, German Emperor, John Bosco, Frederick III, German Emperor, Rudolf Clausius, Carl Zeiss, and John Stith Pemberton. After her are Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria, Nikolay Przhevalsky, Charles-Valentin Alkan, François Achille Bazaine, Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine, and Paul Langerhans.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Louisa May Alcott ranks 443 out of 18,182Before her are Babe Ruth (1895), Oliver Stone (1946), George Clooney (1961), Stephen Hillenburg (1961), Milton H. Erickson (1901), and Joan Crawford (1904). After her are Gordon Allport (1897), Tennessee Williams (1911), Cliff Burton (1962), Montgomery Clift (1920), The Notorious B.I.G. (1972), and John Wayne Gacy (1942).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Louisa May Alcott ranks 46Before her are Dan Brown (1964), Sylvia Plath (1932), Paul Auster (1947), Alvin Toffler (1928), Tom Clancy (1947), and Gertrude Stein (1874). After her are Tennessee Williams (1911), Richard Bach (1936), William S. Burroughs (1914), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), Ellen G. White (1827), and Robert A. Heinlein (1907).