Neal Cassady

1926 - 1968

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Neal Leon Cassady (February 8, 1926 – February 4, 1968) was a major figure of the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the psychedelic and counterculture movements of the 1960s. He was prominently featured as himself in the "scroll" (first draft) version of Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road, and served as the model for the character Dean Moriarty in the 1957 version of that book. In many of Kerouac's later books, Cassady is represented by the character Cody Pomeray. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Neal Cassady has received more than 1,930,400 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Neal Cassady is the 720th most popular writer (down from 666th in 2019), the 780th most popular biography from United States (down from 657th in 2019) and the 80th most popular American Writer.

Neal Cassady is most famous for being the inspiration for the character Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's novel "On the Road."

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Among writers, Neal Cassady ranks 720 out of 5,794Before him are Odysseas Elytis, Andrea Camilleri, Max Jacob, Carlos Fuentes, Alejo Carpentier, and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. After him are Lesya Ukrainka, Sin Saimdang, Vittoria Colonna, Cornelia, mother of the Gracchi, Amin Maalouf, and Curzio Malaparte.

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Among people born in 1926, Neal Cassady ranks 41Before him are Necmettin Erbakan, Vivian Maier, Alcides Ghiggia, Hilary Putnam, Mel Brooks, and David Attenborough. After him are George Martin, Donald A. Glaser, Murray Rothbard, Ingrid Thulin, Margot Frank, and Maria Schell. Among people deceased in 1968, Neal Cassady ranks 23Before him are Enid Blyton, Jim Clark, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Erwin Panofsky, Pitirim Sorokin, and Kees van Dongen. After him are Henry Hallett Dale, Corneille Heymans, Salvatore Quasimodo, Nikolaus von Falkenhorst, José Nasazzi, and Kirill Meretskov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Neal Cassady ranks 780 out of 15,968Before him are Gina Haspel (1956), Ice-T (1958), Alec Baldwin (1958), Michio Kaku (1947), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), and Barry Seal (1939). After him are Charlie Sheen (1965), Robert Vaughn (1932), John Reed (1887), Steven Weinberg (1933), Matthew McConaughey (1969), and Raquel Welch (1940).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Neal Cassady ranks 80Before him are Dashiell Hammett (1894), Stephen Covey (1932), William Saroyan (1908), Ursula K. Le Guin (1929), Ambrose Bierce (1842), and John Dos Passos (1896). After him are John Fante (1909), John Jacob Astor IV (1864), Joseph Campbell (1904), Maya Angelou (1928), Raymond Carver (1938), and Nellie Bly (1864).