Sherwood Anderson

1876 - 1941

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Sherwood Anderson (September 13, 1876 – March 8, 1941) was an American novelist and short story writer, known for subjective and self-revealing works. Self-educated, he rose to become a successful copywriter and business owner in Cleveland and Elyria, Ohio. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sherwood Anderson has received more than 620,036 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Sherwood Anderson is the 1,024th most popular writer (down from 913th in 2019), the 1,152nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,000th in 2019) and the 115th most popular American Writer.

Sherwood Anderson was an American writer who was most famous for his Winesburg, Ohio, a collection of short stories that focuses on the lives of the people in a small town.

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  • 4.19

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Among writers, Sherwood Anderson ranks 1,024 out of 5,794Before him are Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Johan Ludvig Runeberg, D. T. Suzuki, Joachim du Bellay, and Ernst Barlach. After him are Herodian, Basava, Assia Djebar, Dionysius Thrax, Marcus Manilius, and Andrew of Crete.

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Among people born in 1876, Sherwood Anderson ranks 38Before him are Wilhelm Cuno, Jean Webster, John Macleod, Robert Michels, A. L. Kroeber, and Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. After him are Paula Modersohn-Becker, Henri de Baillet-Latour, Ivan Cankar, Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Ivan Bilibin, and August Sander. Among people deceased in 1941, Sherwood Anderson ranks 36Before him are Alexej von Jawlensky, Günther Lütjens, Émile Bernard, Frederick Griffith, Christian Rakovsky, and Gottfried Feder. After him are Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, Kurt Koffka, Louis Chevrolet, Mikhail Kirponos, Ludwig Quidde, and Gaetano Mosca.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sherwood Anderson ranks 1,152 out of 15,968Before him are Joseph Erlanger (1874), Billie Jean King (1943), Jerry Bruckheimer (1943), George Stinney (1929), Morgan Fairchild (1950), and Ray Ewry (1873). After him are Andre Agassi (1970), Robert Taylor (1911), David Duchovny (1960), Barbara Bach (1947), Linda Hunt (1945), and Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Sherwood Anderson ranks 115Before him are Jean M. Auel (1936), Hunter S. Thompson (1937), Clive Cussler (1931), William Gibson (1948), Neale Donald Walsch (1943), and Daniel Goleman (1946). After him are Cormac McCarthy (1933), Will Durant (1885), Tess Gerritsen (1953), Edith Wharton (1862), John Dickson Carr (1906), and Fredric Brown (1906).