Mark Twain

1835 - 1910

Mark Twain

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 9,739,508 page views. His biography is available in 144 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 29th most popular writer.

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  • 82.74

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  • 144

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.94

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.71

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Mark Twain ranks 28 out of 4,883Before him are Ernest Hemingway, Ovid, Albert Camus, Petrarch, Anne Frank, and Charles Dickens. After him are Agatha Christie, Alexander Pushkin, Alexandre Dumas, Giovanni Boccaccio, Miguel de Cervantes, and Horace.

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

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mark Twain ranks 19 out of 12,171Before him are Hillary Clinton (1947), John F. Kennedy (1917), Elvis Presley (1935), Pocahontas (1595), Malcolm X (1925), and Steven Spielberg (1946). After him are James K. Polk (1795), Neil Armstrong (1930), Bruce Lee (1940), George Washington (1732), Benjamin Franklin (1706), and Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882).

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), Stephen King (1947), John Steinbeck (1902), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), William Faulkner (1897), Dr. Seuss (1904), and Herman Melville (1819).