Maya Angelou

1928 - 2014

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Maya Angelou ( (listen) AN-jə-loh; born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maya Angelou has received more than 10,354,030 page views. Her biography is available in 98 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 92 in 2019). Maya Angelou is the 750th most popular writer (up from 766th in 2019), the 807th most popular biography from United States and the 84th most popular American Writer.

Maya Angelou is most famous for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The book tells the story of her life from the age of three to seventeen.

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Among writers, Maya Angelou ranks 750 out of 5,794Before her are Mahmoud Darwish, Joseph Campbell, Tony Buzan, Mikael Agricola, Philippe Ariès, and Alexander Blok. After her are Iris Murdoch, Raymond Carver, Wilhelm Hauff, Agathias, Antoine Galland, and Ismail Gaspirali.

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Among people born in 1928, Maya Angelou ranks 45Before her are Li Peng, Tommaso Buscetta, Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Peyo, Carlos Fuentes, and Kim Yong-nam. After her are Manfred Gerlach, Jim Lovell, Manfred Rommel, Jacques Rivette, James Ivory, and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Among people deceased in 2014, Maya Angelou ranks 36Before her are Virna Lisi, Bob Hoskins, Adolfo Suárez, Chespirito, Masaru Emoto, and Richard Møller Nielsen. After her are Lorin Maazel, Daniel Keyes, Robert A. Dahl, Yoshiko Yamaguchi, Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba, and Pete Seeger.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Maya Angelou ranks 807 out of 15,968Before her are Jack Palance (1919), Kim Kardashian (1980), William Friedkin (1935), Joseph Campbell (1904), Kevin Kline (1947), and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (1918). After her are Raymond Carver (1938), Donald A. Glaser (1926), Dave Brubeck (1920), Renée Zellweger (1969), John Kerry (1943), and Percival Lowell (1855).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Maya Angelou ranks 84Before her are Ambrose Bierce (1842), John Dos Passos (1896), Neal Cassady (1926), John Fante (1909), John Jacob Astor IV (1864), and Joseph Campbell (1904). After her are Raymond Carver (1938), Nellie Bly (1864), Eleanor H. Porter (1868), Michael Crichton (1942), Zelda Fitzgerald (1900), and James Brendan Connolly (1868).

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