Sylvia Plath

1932 - 1963

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath (; October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. She is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for two of her published collections, The Colossus and Other Poems and Ariel, as well as The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel published shortly before her death. In 1981 The Collected Poems were published, including many previously unpublished works. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sylvia Plath has received more than 7,246,066 page views. Her biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 479th most popular writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 7.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 65.91

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 71

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.34

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.82

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Page views of Sylvia Plaths by language


Among writers, Sylvia Plath ranks 476 out of 4,883Before her are Frantz Fanon, Louis Aragon, Enid Blyton, Paula Hitler, Ivan Krylov, and Auguste Escoffier. After her are Camille Flammarion, Gabriela Mistral, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Alcaeus of Mytilene, Grazia Deledda, and Comte de Lautréamont.

Most Popular Writers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1932, Sylvia Plath ranks 26Before her are Víctor Jara, François Englert, Anouk Aimée, Anthony Perkins, Miriam Makeba, and Michel Legrand. After her are Ted Kennedy, Luc Montagnier, Roh Tae-woo, Donald Rumsfeld, Sirikit, and Ryszard Kapuściński. Among people deceased in 1963, Sylvia Plath ranks 19Before her are Ngo Dinh Diem, Paul Hindemith, Abd el-Krim, Thích Quảng Đức, Francis Poulenc, and Theodor Heuss. After her are Yasujirō Ozu, Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Carmen Amaya, Theodore von Kármán, and Józef Gosławski.

Others Born in 1932

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1963

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Sylvia Plath ranks 442 out of 12,171Before her are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), Michael Porter (1947), John Glenn (1921), Joseph Henry (1797), Paul Tibbets (1915), and Julianne Moore (1960). After her are Jerry Lewis (1926), Melvin Calvin (1911), Paul Walker (1973), Ted Kennedy (1932), Ted Kaczynski (1942), and Glenn Close (1947).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Sylvia Plath ranks 51Before her are Tennessee Williams (1911), Tom Clancy (1947), Allen Ginsberg (1926), Kurt Vonnegut (1922), Sidney Sheldon (1917), and Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811). After her are Robert A. Heinlein (1907), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Susan Sontag (1933), Washington Irving (1783), Toni Morrison (1931), and Eugene O'Neill (1888).