Tennessee Williams

1911 - 1983

Tennessee Williams

Thomas Lanier Williams III (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983), known by his pen name Tennessee Williams, was an American playwright. Along with contemporaries Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller, he is considered among the three foremost playwrights of 20th-century American drama.Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, after years of obscurity, at age 33 he became suddenly famous with the success of The Glass Menagerie (1944) in New York City. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tennessee Williams has received more than 3,761,648 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 434th most popular writer.

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  • 72

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  • 4.91

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  • 5.49

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Tennessee Williams ranks 431 out of 4,883Before him are Carl Spitteler, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Osamu Dazai, Alvin Toffler, Julio Cortázar, and Joris-Karl Huysmans. After him are Wu Cheng'en, Tom Clancy, Jean Paul, Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, Jacques Hébert, and Allen Ginsberg.

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Among people born in 1911, Tennessee Williams ranks 19Before him are Marshall McLuhan, Todor Zhivkov, Czesław Miłosz, Mikhail Botvinnik, Robert Johnson, and Jack Ruby. After him are Louise Bourgeois, Melvin Calvin, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Polykarp Kusch, Lê Đức Thọ, and Maurice Allais. Among people deceased in 1983, Tennessee Williams ranks 9Before him are Garrincha, Luis Buñuel, Leopold III of Belgium, Umberto II of Italy, Hergé, and Idris of Libya. After him are Felix Bloch, Arthur Koestler, Buckminster Fuller, David Niven, Raymond Aron, and Gerhard Barkhorn.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tennessee Williams ranks 389 out of 12,171Before him are Alvin Toffler (1928), Franklin Pierce (1804), John Dillinger (1903), Jack Lemmon (1925), Percy Williams Bridgman (1882), and William McKinley (1843). After him are Harold Lloyd (1893), Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), Martin Cooper (1928), Jim Mattis (1950), William G. Morgan (1870), and Murray Gell-Mann (1929).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Tennessee Williams ranks 45Before him are Anton LaVey (1930), William S. Burroughs (1914), Paul Auster (1947), George R. R. Martin (1948), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), and Alvin Toffler (1928). After him are Tom Clancy (1947), Allen Ginsberg (1926), Kurt Vonnegut (1922), Sidney Sheldon (1917), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), and Sylvia Plath (1932).