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Margaret Mitchell

1900 - 1949

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Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949) was an American novelist and journalist. Mitchell wrote only one novel, published during her lifetime, the American Civil War-era novel Gone with the Wind, for which she won the National Book Award for Fiction for Most Distinguished Novel of 1936 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937. Long after her death, a collection of Mitchell's girlhood writings and a novella she wrote as a teenager, titled Lost Laysen, were published. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Margaret Mitchell has received more than 1,847,052 page views. Her biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Margaret Mitchell is the 296th most popular writer (up from 332nd in 2019), the 265th most popular biography from United States (up from 302nd in 2019) and the 26th most popular American Writer.

Margaret Mitchell is most famous for writing Gone with the Wind, which is a novel about the Southern United States during the Civil War and Reconstruction.

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Among writers, Margaret Mitchell ranks 296 out of 5,755Before her are Ernst Jünger, Simonides of Ceos, Alice Munro, Claude Simon, Marguerite Duras, and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. After her are Mikhail Sholokhov, Lucan, Saadi Shirazi, Fuzûlî, Heinrich von Kleist, and Alberto Moravia.

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Among people born in 1900, Margaret Mitchell ranks 15Before her are Hans-Georg Gadamer, Hans Frank, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Spencer Tracy, Heinrich Müller, and Vasily Chuikov. After her are Adolf Dassler, Jacques Prévert, Dennis Gabor, Charles Francis Richter, Sándor Márai, and Urho Kekkonen. Among people deceased in 1949, Margaret Mitchell ranks 7Before her are Maurice Maeterlinck, Richard Strauss, Sigrid Undset, George Gurdjieff, Georgi Dimitrov, and Edward Thorndike. After her are Hassan al-Banna, Charles Ponzi, James Ensor, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, Friedrich Bergius, and Elton Mayo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Margaret Mitchell ranks 265 out of 18,182Before her are John Dillinger (1903), Nina Simone (1933), Christopher Lloyd (1938), Mary Cassatt (1844), B.B. King (1925), and Robert Peary (1856). After her are Leonard Bernstein (1918), John Quincy Adams (1767), Claude Shannon (1916), Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), Rachel Carson (1907), and Benjamin Harrison (1833).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Margaret Mitchell ranks 26Before her are Ray Bradbury (1920), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Philip K. Dick (1928), Coen brothers (null), Walt Whitman (1819), and Henry Miller (1891). After her are Mario Puzo (1920), Raymond Chandler (1888), Jack Kerouac (1922), Ezra Pound (1885), Arthur Miller (1915), and Louise Glück (1943).