Walt Whitman

1819 - 1892

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Walter 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 6,160,272 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Walt Whitman is the 219th most popular writer (down from 206th in 2019), the 190th most popular biography from United States (down from 158th in 2019) and the 21st most popular American Writer.

Walt Whitman is most famous for his poetry, which was published in book form in 1855.

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Among writers, Walt Whitman ranks 219 out of 5,794Before him are C. S. Lewis, Bram Stoker, Doris Lessing, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Colette. After him are Pierre Corneille, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Orhan Pamuk, Johanna Spyri, Halldór Laxness, and Gotthold Ephraim Lessing.

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Among people born in 1819, Walt Whitman ranks 8Before him are Gustave Courbet, Jacques Offenbach, Clara Schumann, Albert, Prince Consort, Herman Melville, and Léon Foucault. After him are Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Báb, John Ruskin, Hippolyte Fizeau, George Eliot, 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, Thomas Cook, Richard Owen, Édouard Lalo, John Couch Adams, Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, Rudolf von Jhering, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Walt Whitman ranks 190 out of 15,968Before him are John Travolta (1954), Charlton Heston (1923), Gloria Stuart (1910), Humphrey Bogart (1899), Edward Thorndike (1874), and Talcott Parsons (1902). After him are David Lynch (1946), Johnny Depp (1963), Edward Hopper (1882), Charles Sanders Peirce (1839), Quentin Tarantino (1963), and Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Walt Whitman ranks 21Before him are Herman Melville (1819), Dale Carnegie (1888), Coen brothers (null), Pearl S. Buck (1892), Dr. Seuss (1904), and Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803). After him are Emily Dickinson (1830), Philip K. Dick (1928), Henry Miller (1891), Mario Puzo (1920), O. Henry (1862), and Arthur Miller (1915).