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Nathaniel Hawthorne

1804 - 1864

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Nathaniel Hawthorne (July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) was an American novelist and short story writer. His works often focus on history, morality, and religion. He was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts, from a family long associated with that town. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nathaniel Hawthorne has received more than 3,966,094 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Nathaniel Hawthorne is the 478th most popular writer (down from 411th in 2019), the 480th most popular biography from United States (down from 389th in 2019) and the 50th most popular American Writer.

Nathaniel Hawthorne is most famous for his novel, The Scarlet Letter.

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Among writers, Nathaniel Hawthorne ranks 478 out of 5,755Before him are William Makepeace Thackeray, Octavio Paz, Boris Vian, Savitribai Phule, Jules Michelet, and William S. Burroughs. After him are D. H. Lawrence, Statius, Ellen G. White, Harold Pinter, Elie Wiesel, and Tyrtaeus.

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Among people born in 1804, Nathaniel Hawthorne ranks 11Before him are Emil Lenz, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Allan Kardec, Mikhail Glinka, Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, and Franklin Pierce. After him are Richard Owen, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, John Deere, Mongkut, Marie Taglioni, and Eugène Sue. Among people deceased in 1864, Nathaniel Hawthorne ranks 6Before him are George Boole, Ferdinand Lassalle, Maximilian II of Bavaria, Giacomo Meyerbeer, and Cheoljong of Joseon. After him are Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, Hong Xiuquan, Vuk Karadžić, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, William I of Württemberg, and Louise Marie Thérèse of Artois.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Nathaniel Hawthorne ranks 480 out of 18,182Before him are Chester A. Arthur (1829), Bryan Cranston (1956), Eddie Murphy (1961), Ernest Borgnine (1917), Alan Shepard (1923), and William S. Burroughs (1914). After him are Ellen G. White (1827), Edward Drinker Cope (1840), Richard Chamberlain (1934), Chuck Jones (1912), Bernie Madoff (1938), and Glen Campbell (1936).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Nathaniel Hawthorne ranks 50Before him are Tom Clancy (1947), Gertrude Stein (1874), Louisa May Alcott (1832), Tennessee Williams (1911), Richard Bach (1936), and William S. Burroughs (1914). After him are Ellen G. White (1827), Robert A. Heinlein (1907), Kurt Vonnegut (1922), Harriet Tubman (1820), Allen Ginsberg (1926), and George R. R. Martin (1948).