Walt Whitman

1819 - 1892

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman (; May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walt Whitman has received more than 4,673,521 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 208th most popular writer.

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  • 89

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  • 5.86

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  • 5.62

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Among writers, Walt Whitman ranks 206 out of 4,883Before him are Imre Kertész, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Tristan Tzara, William Golding, Stanisław Lem, and Quintilian. After him are Mario Vargas Llosa, Henry David Thoreau, Adam Mickiewicz, Alice Munro, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, and C. S. Lewis.

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Among people born in 1819, Walt Whitman ranks 7Before him are Queen Victoria, Gustave Courbet, Jacques Offenbach, Herman Melville, Clara Schumann, and Léon Foucault. After him are Albert, Prince Consort, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Báb, John Ruskin, Hippolyte Fizeau, and Maria II of Portugal. Among people deceased in 1892, Walt Whitman ranks 1After him are Werner von Siemens, Bahá'u'lláh, Ernest Renan, Princess Ludovika of Bavaria, Richard Owen, Édouard Lalo, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Thomas Cook, Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, John Couch Adams, and Rudolf von Jhering.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Walt Whitman ranks 158 out of 12,171Before him are B.B. King (1925), Brad Pitt (1963), Jon Voight (1938), Robert F. Kennedy (1925), Humphrey Bogart (1899), and Gene Cernan (1934). After him are John Rawls (1921), Steve McQueen (1930), James Monroe (1758), Brigham Young (1801), Henry David Thoreau (1817), and John Travolta (1954).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Walt Whitman ranks 17Before him are Dr. Seuss (1904), Herman Melville (1819), Ray Bradbury (1920), Dale Carnegie (1888), Coen brothers (null), and J. D. Salinger (1919). After him are Henry David Thoreau (1817), Pearl S. Buck (1892), Philip K. Dick (1928), Henry Miller (1891), Ezra Pound (1885), and Jack Kerouac (1922).