Martha Gellhorn

1908 - 1998

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Martha Ellis Gellhorn (November 8, 1908 – February 15, 1998) was an American novelist, travel writer, and journalist who is considered one of the great war correspondents of the 20th century.She reported on virtually every major world conflict that took place during her 60-year career. Gellhorn was also the third wife of American novelist Ernest Hemingway, from 1940 to 1945. She died in 1998 in an apparent suicide at the age of 89, ill and almost completely blind. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martha Gellhorn has received more than 2,008,424 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Martha Gellhorn is the 1,179th most popular writer (up from 1,285th in 2019), the 1,372nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,457th in 2019) and the 141st most popular American Writer.

Martha Gellhorn was a journalist who reported on the Spanish Civil War, World War II, and the Vietnam War. She is most famous for her work in the Spanish Civil War, where she was one of the few female journalists to report on the war.

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Among writers, Martha Gellhorn ranks 1,179 out of 5,794Before her are Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Velimir Khlebnikov, Jernej Kopitar, Joyce Carol Oates, Theodor Storm, and Michel Tournier. After her are Tahar Ben Jelloun, Xavier de Maistre, Lin Yutang, Nikolaus Lenau, Achilles Tatius, and Shi Nai'an.

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Among people born in 1908, Martha Gellhorn ranks 58Before her are Józef Gosławski, Robert Merle, Lita Grey, Victor Ambartsumian, Virginia Cherrill, and Bernard Lee. After her are Masaru Ibuka, Henri, Count of Paris, Valentin Glushko, Leroy Anderson, Annemarie Schwarzenbach, and Cus D'Amato. Among people deceased in 1998, Martha Gellhorn ranks 35Before her are Nelson Goodman, Conrad Schumann, David McClelland, André Weil, Wolf Vostell, and Maurice Bucaille. After her are Alan Hodgkin, Nizar Qabbani, Shoichi Nishimura, Alan J. Pakula, Derek Barton, and Nguyễn Ngọc Loan.

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Among people born in United States, Martha Gellhorn ranks 1,372 out of 15,968Before her are Frederick Douglass (1818), Robin Wright (1966), Linda B. Buck (1947), Edgar Mitchell (1930), Walter Gilbert (1932), and Mitt Romney (1947). After her are John Sturges (1910), William Tecumseh Sherman (1820), Angelo Badalamenti (1937), Paul Berg (1926), Betty Ford (1918), and Barnett Newman (1905).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Martha Gellhorn ranks 141Before her are Danielle Steel (1947), James Baldwin (1924), William Carlos Williams (1883), Harry Harrison (1925), Anthony Bourdain (1956), and Joyce Carol Oates (1938). After her are Sylvia Browne (1936), Carson McCullers (1917), Dan Simmons (1948), Robert Bloch (1917), Jeffery Deaver (1950), and William Styron (1925).