Richard Hofstadter

1916 - 1970

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Richard Hofstadter (August 6, 1916 – October 24, 1970) was an American historian and public intellectual of the mid-20th century. Hofstadter was the DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Hofstadter has received more than 573,077 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Richard Hofstadter is the 538th most popular historian (down from 428th in 2019), the 12,195th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,485th in 2019) and the 47th most popular American Historian.

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Among historians, Richard Hofstadter ranks 538 out of 561Before him are Elaine Pagels, John Komlos, Richard Bauckham, Mary Ritter Beard, Iain Pears, and Charles Oman. After him are Warren Treadgold, Gábor Kósa, Francis Parkman, Anthony Grafton, Oliver Grau, and Ellen Meiksins Wood.

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Among people born in 1916, Richard Hofstadter ranks 301Before him are Bill Melendez, Hal Smith, Óscar Cristi, Lucille Bliss, Forrest J Ackerman, and Beverly Cleary. After him are William Alland, Tony Bettenhausen, Paul Emery, Mark Stevens, Nilufer Hanımsultan, and Ruth R. Benerito. Among people deceased in 1970, Richard Hofstadter ranks 254Before him are Earl Eby, Chester Morris, Marjorie Rambeau, Charlie Ruggles, Preston Foster, and Earl Hooker. After him are Richard Cushing, Máirtín Ó Cadhain, Booker Ervin, William Daniels, William Beaudine, and Patricia Ellis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Hofstadter ranks 12,195 out of 20,380Before him are Tatyana Ali (1979), Larry Parks (1914), Deborah Ann Woll (1985), Robert Stangland (1881), Phil LaMarr (1967), and Meagen Fay (1957). After him are Dorothy Ashby (1932), Mike James (1990), Ralph Lewis (1872), Martha Hudson (1939), Derek Jeter (1974), and Rosanne Cash (1955).

Among HISTORIANS In United States

Among historians born in United States, Richard Hofstadter ranks 47Before him are David Bordwell (1947), Richard G. Hovannisian (1932), Richard Taruskin (1945), James H. Billington (1929), Elaine Pagels (1943), and Mary Ritter Beard (1876). After him are Francis Parkman (1823), Anthony Grafton (1950), Ellen Meiksins Wood (1942), Bernard Bailyn (1922), Stephen Kotkin (1959), and Allan Lichtman (1947).