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 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 1,672,291 page views. Her biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Margaret Mitchell is the 332nd most popular writer (up from 368th in 2019), the 302nd most popular biography from United States (up from 317th in 2019) and the 31st 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 332 out of 5,794Before her are Pär Lagerkvist, Cassiodorus, Alexandra Feodorovna, Max Brod, André Malraux, and Truman Capote. After her are Aulus Cornelius Celsus, Lorenzo Valla, Erich von Däniken, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Constantine P. Cavafy, and Arthur Schnitzler.

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Among people born in 1900, Margaret Mitchell ranks 16Before her are Adolf Dassler, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Charles Francis Richter, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Spencer Tracy, and Vasily Chuikov. After her are Jacques Prévert, Heinrich Müller, Dennis Gabor, Sándor Márai, Thomas Wolfe, and Hans Fritzsche. 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 James Ensor, Charles Ponzi, Hassan al-Banna, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, Kim Jong-suk, and Victor Fleming.

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Among people born in United States, Margaret Mitchell ranks 302 out of 15,968Before her are John Ford (1894), John R. Bolton (1948), Liza Minnelli (1946), Cameron Diaz (1972), Truman Capote (1924), and Robert Peary (1856). After her are Ella Fitzgerald (1917), Sandra Bullock (1964), Eminem (1972), William Jennings Bryan (1860), Geraldine Chaplin (1944), and Roy Lichtenstein (1923).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Margaret Mitchell ranks 31Before her are Mario Puzo (1920), O. Henry (1862), Arthur Miller (1915), Jack Kerouac (1922), Ezra Pound (1885), and Truman Capote (1924). After her are James Fenimore Cooper (1789), Raymond Chandler (1888), Napoleon Hill (1883), Henry James (1843), Dan Brown (1964), and Paul Auster (1947).