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Richard Wright

1908 - 1960

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Richard Nathaniel Wright (September 4, 1908 - November 28, 1960) was an American author of novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction. Much of his literature concerns racial themes, especially related to the plight of African Americans during the late 19th to mid-20th centuries suffering discrimination and violence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Wright has received more than 62,651 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Richard Wright is the 2,490th most popular writer (down from 2,439th in 2019), the 3,221st most popular biography from United States (down from 3,100th in 2019) and the 289th most popular Writer.

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  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.96

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  • 4.16

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Richard Wright ranks 2,490 out of 5,755Before him are Luigi Illica, Sextus Pompeius Festus, Edward FitzGerald, Philip Kerr, Philippe de Mornay, and Marko Vovchok. After him are Isaac Deutscher, Ignacy Krasicki, Ariwara no Narihira, Cyprian Norwid, Branislaw Tarashkyevich, and Petrus Comestor.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1908, Richard Wright ranks 127Before him are Edgar Faure, Mel Blanc, Vazgen I, Paul Henreid, Alejandro Scopelli, and John Mills. After him are Jack Williamson, Bo Yibo, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Carlos Peucelle, Giacomo Manzù, and Christa Schroeder. Among people deceased in 1960, Richard Wright ranks 76Before him are Mitrofan Nedelin, Alan Stacey, Abdul Rahman of Negeri Sembilan, Princess Xenia of Montenegro, Cedric Gibbons, and Erwin Jaenecke. After him are Prince Ferdinand Pius, Duke of Calabria, Wu Lien-teh, Gottfried, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Chris Bristow, Jules Supervielle, and St John Philby.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Wright ranks 3,221 out of 18,182Before him are Erik Estrada (1949), Fergie (1975), Levi P. Morton (1824), Alfred P. Sloan (1875), Isiah Thomas (1961), and Paul Winfield (1939). After him are Orson Bean (1928), James Forrestal (1892), William A. Wheeler (1819), Fred Brooks (1931), Abel Ferrara (1951), and Robert Sean Leonard (1969).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Richard Wright ranks 289Before him are Paul Goodman (1911), Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860), John Barth (1930), Neil Simon (1927), Jim Thompson (1906), and Howard Fast (1914). After him are John Zerzan (1943), William Peter Blatty (1928), Anne McCaffrey (1926), Larry Niven (1938), Jack Williamson (1908), and Edgar Lee Masters (1868).