O. Henry

1862 - 1910

O. Henry

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, and later moved to Texas in 1882. It was there that 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 2,289,887 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 384th most popular writer.

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  • 67.61

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  • 63

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.61

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, O. Henry ranks 381 out of 4,883Before him are Richard Bach, Einhard, Livius Andronicus, James Fenimore Cooper, Harold Pinter, and Karl Barth. After him are Ammianus Marcellinus, Anton LaVey, Friedrich Schlegel, Lactantius, Erik Axel Karlfeldt, and Arthur de Gobineau.

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Among people born in 1862, O. Henry ranks 10Before him are David Hilbert, Philipp Lenard, William Henry Bragg, Gerhart Hauptmann, Arthur Schnitzler, and Aristide Briand. After him are Joseph Merrick, Pyotr Stolypin, Allvar Gullstrand, Niko Pirosmani, J. Bruce Ismay, and Victoria of Baden. Among people deceased in 1910, O. Henry ranks 12Before him are Henri Rousseau, William James, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Edward VII, Nadar, and Mily Balakirev. After him are Chulalongkorn, Marius Petipa, Johann Gottfried Galle, Luigi Lucheni, Giovanni Schiaparelli, and Léon Walras.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, O. Henry ranks 329 out of 12,171Before him are Kevin Costner (1955), Robert E. Lee (1807), Angelina Jolie (1975), Glen Campbell (1936), Bradley Cooper (1975), and Iggy Pop (1947). After him are Anton LaVey (1930), Steve Wozniak (1950), Hugh Hefner (1926), Peter Fonda (1940), Sydney Pollack (1934), and Glenn Miller (1904).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, O. Henry ranks 38Before him are Dan Brown (1964), Truman Capote (1924), Gertrude Stein (1874), Margaret Mitchell (1900), Richard Bach (1936), and James Fenimore Cooper (1789). After him are Anton LaVey (1930), William S. Burroughs (1914), Paul Auster (1947), George R. R. Martin (1948), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), and Alvin Toffler (1928).