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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 722,261 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Sherwood Anderson is the 779th most popular writer (up from 1,024th in 2019), the 900th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,151st in 2019) and the 91st 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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  • 62.85

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  • 52

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.75

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  • 3.75

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Sherwood Anderson ranks 779 out of 5,755Before him are George Steiner, Joseph of Anchieta, Abu al-Ghazi Bahadur, Maurice Druon, André Chénier, and Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle. After him are Philippe Ariès, Italo Svevo, Nestor the Chronicler, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, Mikael Agricola, and John Jacob Astor IV.

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Among people born in 1876, Sherwood Anderson ranks 31Before him are Hermann Müller, John Macleod, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Dragutin Dimitrijević, Wilhelm Cuno, and Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. After him are Max Jacob, Robert Guérin, Jean Webster, Bruno Walter, Wied, Prince of Albania, and Henri de Baillet-Latour. Among people deceased in 1941, Sherwood Anderson ranks 26Before him are Hans Spemann, Ernst Udet, Werner Mölders, Werner Sombart, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, and Edward Rydz-Śmigły. After him are Henri Lebesgue, Prajadhipok, Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli, Günther Prien, Gottfried Feder, and Alexej von Jawlensky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sherwood Anderson ranks 900 out of 18,182Before him are Suzi Quatro (1950), Francis Peyton Rous (1879), Frederick Reines (1918), Steve Carell (1962), Anne Bancroft (1931), and Kevin Bacon (1958). After him are Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913), Billy Bob Thornton (1955), Robert Burns Woodward (1917), Barbara Stanwyck (1907), Tom Waits (1949), and Willis Lamb (1913).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Sherwood Anderson ranks 91Before him are Raymond Carver (1938), Mary Higgins Clark (1927), Solomon Northup (1808), Sinclair Lewis (1885), Dalton Trumbo (1905), and Stephen Covey (1932). After him are John Jacob Astor IV (1864), John Fante (1909), Virginia Satir (1916), Neale Donald Walsch (1943), Ambrose Bierce (1842), and Thomas Pynchon (1937).