Richard Henry Dana Jr.

1815 - 1882

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For other men with the same name, see: Richard Henry Dana (disambiguation).Richard Henry Dana Jr. (August 1, 1815 – January 6, 1882) was an American lawyer and politician from Massachusetts, a descendant of a colonial family, who gained renown as the author of the classic American memoir Two Years Before the Mast. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Henry Dana Jr. has received more than 109,499 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Richard Henry Dana Jr. is the 5,187th most popular writer (down from 4,392nd in 2019), the 9,860th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,546th in 2019) and the 747th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Richard Henry Dana Jr. ranks 5,187 out of 5,794. Before him are Thomas Hughes, Carlton Cuse, Laurell K. Hamilton, Cynthia Ozick, Ogden Nash, and Christopher Fry. After him are Andy Weir, Michel Faber, Kari Hotakainen, Coventry Patmore, Stephen Chbosky, and Naomi Wolf.

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Among people born in 1815, Richard Henry Dana Jr. ranks 70Before him are Edward John Eyre, Henry Halleck, Rufus Wilmot Griswold, Daniel Bashiel Warner, William J. Hardee, and James Seddon. After him are Edward James Roye, Howell Cobb, and Alexander Ramsey. Among people deceased in 1882, Richard Henry Dana Jr. ranks 65Before him are Ernest Courtot de Cissey, Henry Cole, Ion Andreescu, William Harrison Ainsworth, Joaquim Manuel de Macedo, and James Spriggs Payne. After him are Edward Bouverie Pusey and Milton Latham.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Henry Dana Jr. ranks 9,860 out of 15,968. Before him are Mark Romanek (1959), Tom Mankiewicz (1942), Jamie Dimon (1956), Dyanna Lauren (1965), Marguerite Chapman (1918), and James Gleason (1882). After him are Grady Booch (1955), Natalia Dyer (1995), George Dern (1872), Olive Borden (1906), Armand Duplantis (1999), and Rena Sofer (1968).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Richard Henry Dana Jr. ranks 747Before him are Tom Wilson (1931), Christina Hoff Sommers (1950), Andrew Sarris (1928), Laurell K. Hamilton (1963), Cynthia Ozick (1928), and Ogden Nash (1902). After him are Andy Weir (1972), Stephen Chbosky (1970), Naomi Wolf (1962), Sara Shepard (1977), S. E. Hinton (1948), and Tillie Olsen (1912).