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Nathaniel Hawthorne

1804 - 1864

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Nathaniel Hawthorne (July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) was an American novelist, dark romantic, and short story writer. His works often focus on history, morality, and religion. He was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts, to Nathaniel Hathorne and the former Elizabeth Clarke Manning. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nathaniel Hawthorne has received more than 3,414,087 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Nathaniel Hawthorne is the 411th most popular writer (up from 420th in 2019), the 389th most popular biography from United States (down from 369th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular American Writer.

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

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Nathaniel Hawthorne ranks 411 out of 5,794Before him are Nelly Sachs, Sándor Márai, Ivan Krylov, Pierre Beaumarchais, Attar of Nishapur, and Friedrich Dürrenmatt. After him are Jacques Hébert, Ivan Goncharov, Ennius, Sergei Yesenin, Julio Cortázar, and Traudl Junge.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1804, Nathaniel Hawthorne ranks 9Before him are Johann Strauss I, Mikhail Glinka, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Benjamin Disraeli, Emil Lenz, and Napoléon Louis Bonaparte. After him are Allan Kardec, Franklin Pierce, Mongkut, Richard Owen, Marie Taglioni, and John Deere. Among people deceased in 1864, Nathaniel Hawthorne ranks 4Before him are George Boole, Ferdinand Lassalle, and Giacomo Meyerbeer. After him are Maximilian II of Bavaria, Vuk Karadžić, Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, Hong Xiuquan, Cheoljong of Joseon, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, Leo von Klenze, and William I of Württemberg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Nathaniel Hawthorne ranks 389 out of 15,968Before him are Dennis Hopper (1936), Carl David Anderson (1905), Paul Ekman (1934), Chuck Jones (1912), Ralph Lauren (1939), and Kathy Bates (1948). After him are George Clooney (1961), James Buchanan (1791), Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936), Charles Goodyear (1800), Willis Carrier (1876), and Alexander Calder (1898).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Nathaniel Hawthorne ranks 42Before him are Dan Brown (1964), Paul Auster (1947), Richard Bach (1936), Philip Roth (1933), Alvin Toffler (1928), and Gertrude Stein (1874). After him are Thomas Wolfe (1900), Kurt Vonnegut (1922), Sylvia Plath (1932), Tom Clancy (1947), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), and William S. Burroughs (1914).