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Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

1809 - 1894

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Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (; 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. has received more than 640,627 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. is the 2,420th most popular writer (down from 2,108th in 2019), the 3,110th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,637th in 2019) and the 281st most popular American Writer.

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  • 34

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  • 3.33

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  • 4.17

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Among writers, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. ranks 2,420 out of 5,755Before him are William L. Shirer, Winston Groom, Nennius, Charles Berlitz, Isabella di Morra, and Hamnet Shakespeare. After him are George Meredith, Slavenka Drakulić, Henry Darger, Paul Goodman, Cornelia Funke, and Tian Han.

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Among people born in 1809, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. ranks 34Before him are Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel, Hannibal Hamlin, Leopoldo O'Donnell, 1st Duke of Tetuán, Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin, Robert Cornelius, and Nikolay Muravyov-Amursky. After him are Jules Favre, Edward FitzGerald, Heinrich Hoffmann, Matsumura Sōkon, Karl Koch, and Joseph Jenkins Roberts. Among people deceased in 1894, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. ranks 35Before him are Gall, Guillaume Lekeu, Christina Rossetti, Alexander von Middendorff, Władysław Czartoryski, and Charles Augustus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. After him are Heinrich Hoffmann, Auguste Vaillant, Émile Henry, Walter Pater, Marietta Alboni, and Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. ranks 3,110 out of 18,182Before him are Harris Yulin (1937), William L. Shirer (1904), Winston Groom (1943), Carl Panzram (1892), Charles Berlitz (1913), and Frederick Law Olmsted (1822). After him are William Levada (1936), Lauren Holly (1963), Henry Darger (1892), Paul Goodman (1911), Nancy Fraser (1947), and Miley Cyrus (1992).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. ranks 281Before him are Robert James Waller (1939), Jacques Futrelle (1875), Siri Hustvedt (1955), William L. Shirer (1904), Winston Groom (1943), and Charles Berlitz (1913). After him are Henry Darger (1892), Paul Goodman (1911), Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860), John Barth (1930), Neil Simon (1927), and Jim Thompson (1906).