Mark Twain

1835 - 1910

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was lauded as the "greatest humorist the United States has produced," and William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mark Twain has received more than 12,274,024 page views. His biography is available in 150 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 144 in 2019). Mark Twain is the 30th most popular writer (down from 28th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from United States (down from 19th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Writer.

Mark Twain is most famous for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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  • 150

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  • 10.77

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  • 5.75

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Among writers, Mark Twain ranks 30 out of 5,794Before him are Giovanni Boccaccio, Agatha Christie, Ovid, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Ernest Hemingway, and Charles Dickens. After him are Miguel de Cervantes, Horace, Émile Zola, Rumi, Henrik Ibsen, and Anne Frank.

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Among people born in 1835, Mark Twain ranks 1After him are Pope Pius X, Empress Dowager Cixi, Camille Saint-Saëns, Leopold II of Belgium, Cesare Lombroso, Andrew Carnegie, Adolf von Baeyer, César Cui, Giovanni Schiaparelli, Henryk Wieniawski, and Samuel Butler. Among people deceased in 1910, Mark Twain ranks 2Before him is Leo Tolstoy. After him are Florence Nightingale, Henry Dunant, Robert Koch, William James, Edward VII, Henri Rousseau, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Nadar, O. Henry, and Mily Balakirev.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mark Twain ranks 21 out of 15,968Before him are John F. Kennedy (1917), Hillary Clinton (1947), Neil Armstrong (1930), Steven Spielberg (1946), Ernest Hemingway (1899), and Benjamin Franklin (1706). After him are Pocahontas (1595), Ronald Reagan (1911), Bruce Lee (1940), Martin Scorsese (1942), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), and Walt Disney (1901).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Mark Twain ranks 3Before him are Edgar Allan Poe (1809) and Ernest Hemingway (1899). After him are F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Jack London (1876), Robert Frost (1874), Toni Morrison (1931), Stephen King (1947), Henry David Thoreau (1817), J. D. Salinger (1919), John Steinbeck (1902), and H. P. Lovecraft (1890).