Upton Sinclair

1878 - 1968

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Upton Beall Sinclair Jr. (September 20, 1878 – November 25, 1968) was an American writer, muckraker, political activist and the 1934 Democratic Party nominee for Governor of California 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 3,075,700 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Upton Sinclair is the 1,612th most popular writer (up from 1,624th in 2019), the 2,001st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,882nd in 2019) and the 191st most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Upton Sinclair ranks 1,612 out of 5,794Before him are Ken Wilber, Bhāsa, Paul Gerhardt, Hannah Szenes, Notker the Stammerer, and Josef Čapek. After him are Ghassan Kanafani, Abu Tammam, Aphrahat, Vicki Baum, Alexander Polyhistor, and Giorgio Bassani.

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Among people born in 1878, Upton Sinclair ranks 54Before him are Stephen Timoshenko, Yosano Akiko, Princess Isabelle of Orléans, Abdelaziz of Morocco, Duchess Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria, and Angelica Balabanoff. After him are Lionel Barrymore, Georg Kaiser, Paul Troost, Paul Pelliot, Franz Schreker, and Jack Johnson. Among people deceased in 1968, Upton Sinclair ranks 50Before him are Georgios Papandreou, John Heartfield, Husband E. Kimmel, Giovannino Guareschi, Cornell Woolrich, and Leopold Infeld. After him are Rezső Seress, Wes Montgomery, Thomas Merton, Louis, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine, Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz, and Duke Kahanamoku.

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Among people born in United States, Upton Sinclair ranks 2,001 out of 15,968Before him are Reinhold Niebuhr (1892), Edie Sedgwick (1943), Ken Wilber (1949), Richard Brooks (1912), W. Eugene Smith (1918), and Clara Bow (1905). After him are Robert C. Merton (1944), Dyanne Thorne (1936), Peter Agre (1949), Don Taylor (1920), Mahalia Jackson (1911), and Maria Mitchell (1818).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Upton Sinclair ranks 191Before him are Rick Riordan (1964), Edmond Hamilton (1904), Lewis Mumford (1895), Eugene Nida (1914), Elizabeth Bishop (1911), and Ken Wilber (1949). After him are Alice Walker (1944), Erskine Caldwell (1903), Richard Brautigan (1935), R. L. Stine (1943), Frederik Pohl (1919), and James B. Donovan (1916).