O. Henry

1862 - 1910

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William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910), better known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American short story writer. Porter was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. He moved to Texas in 1882, where he met his wife, Athol Estes, with whom he had two children. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of O. Henry has received more than 2,993,696 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). O. Henry is the 289th most popular writer (up from 381st in 2019), the 254th most popular biography from United States (up from 329th in 2019) and the 26th most popular American Writer.

O. Henry is most famous for his short stories.

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  • 64

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Among writers, O. Henry ranks 289 out of 5,794Before him are Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Chrétien de Troyes, Al-Masudi, Marguerite Duras, Marguerite de Navarre, and Eckhart Tolle. After him are Arthur Miller, Henrik Pontoppidan, Anne Brontë, J. K. Rowling, Martial, and Mikhail Lermontov.

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Among people born in 1862, O. Henry ranks 6Before him are Gustav Klimt, Claude Debussy, Maurice Maeterlinck, David Hilbert, and Philipp Lenard. After him are Gerhart Hauptmann, Arthur Schnitzler, Aristide Briand, Joseph Merrick, William Henry Bragg, and Allvar Gullstrand. Among people deceased in 1910, O. Henry ranks 11Before him are Robert Koch, William James, Edward VII, Henri Rousseau, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, and Nadar. After him are Mily Balakirev, Chulalongkorn, Marius Petipa, Johann Gottfried Galle, Léon Walras, and Giovanni Schiaparelli.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, O. Henry ranks 254 out of 15,968Before him are Nina Simone (1933), Dick Cheney (1941), Buffalo Bill (1846), Shirley MacLaine (1934), Joseph Smith (1805), and Oliver Hardy (1892). After him are Arthur Miller (1915), Burt Lancaster (1913), Jesse James (1847), Rita Hayworth (1918), Jerry Brown (1938), and Colonel Sanders (1890).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, O. Henry ranks 26Before him are Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Walt Whitman (1819), Emily Dickinson (1830), Philip K. Dick (1928), Henry Miller (1891), and Mario Puzo (1920). After him are Arthur Miller (1915), Jack Kerouac (1922), Ezra Pound (1885), Truman Capote (1924), Margaret Mitchell (1900), and James Fenimore Cooper (1789).