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Thornton Wilder

1897 - 1975

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Thornton Niven Wilder (April 17, 1897 – December 7, 1975) was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes — for the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and for the plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth — and a U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thornton Wilder has received more than 880,812 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Thornton Wilder is the 1,386th most popular writer (down from 1,317th in 2019), the 1,757th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,548th in 2019) and the 169th most popular American Writer.

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  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.01

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  • 3.98

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Thornton Wilder ranks 1,386 out of 5,755Before him are Hovhannes Tumanyan, Salawat Yulayev, Kenji Miyazawa, Tomi Ungerer, Henry de Montherlant, and Wilhelm Müller. After him are John Dryden, Eva Schloss, Don Juan Manuel, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Rafael Alberti, and Ihara Saikaku.

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Among people born in 1897, Thornton Wilder ranks 71Before him are Karl Löwith, Elijah Muhammad, Sidney Bechet, Benjamin Lee Whorf, Judith Anderson, and Jean Epstein. After him are Philippe Soupault, Sepp Herberger, Hans Speidel, Mukhtar Auezov, Ana Aslan, and Johann Rattenhuber. Among people deceased in 1975, Thornton Wilder ranks 52Before him are George Stevens, P. G. Wodehouse, Elijah Muhammad, Leroy Anderson, Luigi Dallapiccola, and Edward Tatum. After him are Ivan Maisky, Hans Bellmer, Marguerite Perey, Gunnar Gunnarsson, Eugen Fink, and Walker Evans.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thornton Wilder ranks 1,757 out of 18,182Before him are W. I. Thomas (1863), Robert Loggia (1930), Isamu Noguchi (1904), LeBron James (1984), Laura Dern (1967), and John Carradine (1906). After him are John Robert Schrieffer (1931), Richard Avedon (1923), Cus D'Amato (1908), Lloyd Shapley (1923), Anna Nicole Smith (1967), and Robert Reich (1946).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Thornton Wilder ranks 169Before him are Samuel R. Delany (1942), James Oliver Curwood (1878), Edward Albee (1928), Norman Mailer (1923), Diana Gabaldon (1952), and James Patterson (1947). After him are Martin Gardner (1914), Ida Tarbell (1857), Ira Levin (1929), Dorothy Parker (1893), Tom Wolfe (1930), and Rick Riordan (1964).