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 675,763 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Thornton Wilder is the 1,317th most popular writer (up from 1,333rd in 2019), the 1,549th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,518th in 2019) and the 151st most popular American Writer.

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  • 42

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  • 3.89

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Among writers, Thornton Wilder ranks 1,317 out of 5,794Before him are A. E. van Vogt, James Oliver Curwood, Radegund, Yaşar Kemal, Hugo Gernsback, and Cratinus. After him are Georges Duhamel, Anne Desclos, Maurice Barrès, Joseph Addison, Sheridan Le Fanu, and Babrius.

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Among people born in 1897, Thornton Wilder ranks 65Before him are Sidney Bechet, Winifred Wagner, Philippe Soupault, Theodor Busse, Hans Speidel, and Vito Genovese. After him are Karl Löwith, Sepp Herberger, Benjamin Lee Whorf, Jean Epstein, Johann Rattenhuber, and Fredric March. Among people deceased in 1975, Thornton Wilder ranks 49Before him are P. G. Wodehouse, François Tombalbaye, Dong Biwu, Leroy Anderson, Luigi Dallapiccola, and Avery Brundage. After him are Rex Stout, Gunnar Gunnarsson, George Stevens, Ivan Maisky, Georg Ots, and Fredric March.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thornton Wilder ranks 1,549 out of 15,968Before him are Joseph Losey (1909), Avery Brundage (1887), Henry Rollins (1961), Ben Carson (1951), Temple Grandin (1947), and Gene Roddenberry (1921). After him are Sonny Bono (1935), Michelle Rodriguez (1978), Cybill Shepherd (1950), Lisa Ann (1972), George Davis Snell (1903), and Jim Parsons (1973).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Thornton Wilder ranks 151Before him are Robert Bloch (1917), Jeffery Deaver (1950), William Styron (1925), Norman Mailer (1923), Tom Wolfe (1930), and James Oliver Curwood (1878). After him are Rex Stout (1886), Robin Hobb (1952), Erich Segal (1937), Michael Connelly (1956), Robert E. Howard (1906), and Gore Vidal (1925).