Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

1809 - 1894

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Oliver Wendell Holmes (; August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, poet, and polymath based in Boston. Grouped among the fireside poets, he was acclaimed by his peers as one of the best writers of the day. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast-Table" series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. has received more than 575,478 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. is the 2,109th most popular writer (down from 2,026th in 2019), the 2,638th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,405th in 2019) and the 254th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. ranks 2,109 out of 5,794Before him are Kate Chopin, Theodorus Gaza, Giovanni Francesco Straparola, Khushal Khattak, Christina Rossetti, and Caterina Albert. After him are Mahsati, Bion of Smyrna, Chuck Palahniuk, Michalina Wisłocka, Noël Coward, and Winston Groom.

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Among people born in 1809, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. ranks 27Before him are Prince Charles of Hesse and by Rhine, Juan Donoso Cortés, Mariano José de Larra, Luigi Federico Menabrea, Bettino Ricasoli, and Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel. After him are Heinrich Hoffmann, Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin, François Certain de Canrobert, James Glaisher, Friedrich Ferdinand von Beust, and Edward FitzGerald. Among people deceased in 1894, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. ranks 28Before him are August Kundt, Eugène Charles Catalan, Nikolai Ge, Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac, Gall, and Christina Rossetti. After him are Archduke Wilhelm Franz of Austria, Heinrich Hoffmann, Guillaume Lekeu, Charles Augustus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Alexander von Middendorff, and Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. ranks 2,638 out of 15,968Before him are Mick Mars (1951), Eli Whitney (1765), Florence Owens Thompson (1903), Sung Kang (1972), Dick Sargent (1930), and Garry Marshall (1934). After him are Wilder Penfield (1891), G. W. Bailey (1944), Don Budge (1915), Paul Strand (1890), Jesse Jackson (1941), and Isiah Thomas (1961).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. ranks 254Before him are William Moulton Marston (1893), Clark Ashton Smith (1893), Joseph Heller (1923), Richard Bandler (1950), Frank McCourt (1930), and Kate Chopin (1850). After him are Chuck Palahniuk (1962), Winston Groom (1943), Erle Stanley Gardner (1889), Robert Jordan (1948), Ida Tarbell (1857), and Harlan Ellison (1934).