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Martha Gellhorn

1908 - 1998

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Martha Ellis Gellhorn (8 November 1908 – 15 February 1998) was an American novelist, travel writer, and journalist who is considered one of the great war correspondents of the 20th century.Gellhorn reported on virtually every major world conflict that took place during her 60-year career. She was also the third wife of American novelist Ernest Hemingway, from 1940 to 1945. She died in 1998 by 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 2,310,726 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Martha Gellhorn is the 987th most popular writer (up from 1,179th in 2019), the 1,159th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,371st in 2019) and the 118th 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 987 out of 5,755Before her are Daniel Keyes, Zeami Motokiyo, Persius, Prudentius, William Gibson, and Lucius Accius. After her are Marguerite Porete, Katherine Mansfield, John William Polidori, Henri Troyat, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, and Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff.

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Among people born in 1908, Martha Gellhorn ranks 48Before her are Alfred Hershey, Günther Prien, Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia, Arthur Adamov, Józef Gosławski, and Victor Ambartsumian. After her are Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, Rex Harrison, Robert Merle, Mercè Rodoreda, Bernard Lee, and Stéphane Grappelli. Among people deceased in 1998, Martha Gellhorn ranks 27Before her are Alfred Schnittke, Allan MacLeod Cormack, Falco, Bob Kane, George H. Hitchings, and Galina Ulanova. After her are Alan Hodgkin, Conrad Schumann, Julien Green, Lúcio Costa, Alan J. Pakula, and David McClelland.

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Among people born in United States, Martha Gellhorn ranks 1,159 out of 18,182Before her are George H. Hitchings (1905), William Gibson (1948), Andre Agassi (1970), Robert Taylor (1911), Julian Schwinger (1918), and Russell Alan Hulse (1950). After her are Hal Holbrook (1925), Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821), Phil Jackson (1945), William Boeing (1881), Tori Amos (1963), and Don King (1931).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Martha Gellhorn ranks 118Before her are Richard Matheson (1926), Stephen Crane (1871), James Brendan Connolly (1868), Donna Leon (1942), Daniel Keyes (1927), and William Gibson (1948). After her are Hunter S. Thompson (1937), Tess Gerritsen (1953), Irving Stone (1903), Clive Cussler (1931), Zelda Fitzgerald (1900), and Will Durant (1885).