Upton Sinclair

1878 - 1968

Upton Sinclair

Upton Beall Sinclair Jr. (September 20, 1878 – November 25, 1968) was an American writer who wrote nearly 100 books and other works in several genres. Sinclair's work was well known and popular in the first half of the 20th century, and he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1943. In 1906, Sinclair acquired particular fame for his classic muck-raking novel The Jungle, which exposed labor and sanitary conditions in the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Upton Sinclair has received more than 2,050,916 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,627th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Upton Sinclair ranks 1,625 out of 4,883Before him are Jean de Meun, Donald E. Westlake, Egon Kisch, Philippe de Commines, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, and Attila József. After him are Mahadevi Varma, Jón Arason, Margit Sandemo, Jonas Lie, Ion Creangă, and Martin of Opava.

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Among people born in 1878, Upton Sinclair ranks 53Before him are Abdelaziz of Morocco, James Oliver Curwood, Kurt von Hammerstein-Equord, Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Franz Schreker, and Angelica Balabanoff. After him are Mahmud Barzanji, Horacio Quiroga, Paul Pelliot, Duchess Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria, Lionel Barrymore, and Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany. Among people deceased in 1968, Upton Sinclair ranks 51Before him are Giovannino Guareschi, Fritz Bauer, Alice Guy-Blaché, Husband E. Kimmel, Jo Schlesser, and Augustin Bea. After him are Thomas Merton, Rezső Seress, Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke, Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz, Wes Montgomery, and Cornell Woolrich.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Upton Sinclair ranks 1,882 out of 12,171Before him are Billy Dee Williams (1937), Bill Pullman (1953), Don Ameche (1908), Ivan Sutherland (1938), Max Baer (1909), and Joseph L. Goldstein (1940). After him are David Letterman (1947), Wolfgang Kapp (1858), Mitt Romney (1947), Ashton Kutcher (1978), Kirstie Alley (1951), and Wayne Dyer (1940).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Upton Sinclair ranks 186Before him are Patricia Cornwell (1956), Jane Jacobs (1916), Herman Wouk (1915), Ken Wilber (1949), Frederik Pohl (1919), and Donald E. Westlake (1933). After him are Wayne Dyer (1940), James B. Donovan (1916), Bob Woodward (1943), Stephen Crane (1871), Elizabeth George (1949), and James Bond (1900).