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Valerie Solanas

1936 - 1988

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Valerie Jean Solanas (April 9, 1936 – April 25, 1988) was an American radical feminist known for the SCUM Manifesto, which she self-published in 1967, and for her attempt to murder artist Andy Warhol in 1968. Solanas had a turbulent childhood, reportedly suffering sexual abuse from both her father and grandfather, and experiencing a volatile relationship with her mother and stepfather. She came out as a lesbian in the 1950s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Valerie Solanas has received more than 3,955,370 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Valerie Solanas is the 1,246th most popular writer (down from 1,091st in 2019), the 1,560th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,239th in 2019) and the 152nd most popular American Writer.

Valerie Solanas is most famous for her radical feminist manifesto, "SCUM Manifesto," in which she advocates for the elimination of men.

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Among writers, Valerie Solanas ranks 1,246 out of 5,755Before her are Yosa Buson, Babrius, Poul Anderson, Jerzy Kosiński, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Giovanni Verga. After her are Anthony Bourdain, Laura Marx, Per Olov Enquist, Johann Peter Eckermann, Thomas of Celano, and Aksel Sandemose.

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Among people born in 1936, Valerie Solanas ranks 81Before her are Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, J. Michael Bishop, Moussa Traoré, Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, and Leonid Kuravlyov. After her are Ljubiša Samardžić, Paul L. Smith, Don DeLillo, Frank Stella, David Yonggi Cho, and Kenneth G. Wilson. Among people deceased in 1988, Valerie Solanas ranks 37Before her are Hans Urs von Balthasar, Raj Kapoor, Hermann Graf, Richard S. Castellano, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, and Henryk Szeryng. After her are Hiroaki Sato, Sergey Gorshkov, Christina Onassis, Carmen Polo, 1st Lady of Meirás, Yevgeny Mravinsky, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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Among people born in United States, Valerie Solanas ranks 1,560 out of 18,182Before her are Lisa Ann (1972), Tony Shalhoub (1953), Joseph L. Goldstein (1940), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807), George Whipple (1878), and William Daniel Phillips (1948). After her are Anthony Bourdain (1956), Eddie Cochran (1938), John Saxon (1935), James Earl Ray (1928), Paul Greengard (1925), and Julia Child (1912).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Valerie Solanas ranks 152Before her are Dean Koontz (1945), Betty Friedan (1921), Jeffery Deaver (1950), Carson McCullers (1917), Poul Anderson (1926), and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807). After her are Anthony Bourdain (1956), R. L. Stine (1943), Robin Hobb (1952), James Baldwin (1924), Henry Steel Olcott (1832), and Robert Sheckley (1928).