William Carlos Williams

1883 - 1963

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William Carlos Williams (September 17, 1883 – March 4, 1963) was an American poet, writer, and physician closely associated with modernism and imagism. In addition to writing, Williams was a physician practicing both pediatrics and general medicine. He was affiliated with Passaic General Hospital, where he served as the hospital's chief of pediatrics from 1924 until his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Carlos Williams has received more than 1,419,842 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. William Carlos Williams is the 1,738th most popular writer (down from 1,478th in 2019), the 2,178th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,880th in 2019) and the 189th most popular American Writer.

Williams is most famous for his poetry and his novels. He was also a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Berkeley.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.4M

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  • 57.28

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  • 47

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.01

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

In the money
Paterson (N.J.), Description and travel, Poetry
White mule
Immigrants, Fiction
The build-up
In the American grain
Civilization, History, Discovery and exploration
American poetry, American Poets, American Young adult poetry

Page views of William Carlos Williams by language

Over the past year William Carlos Williams has had the most page views in the with 133,858 views, followed by Spanish (11,959), and French (7,736). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ido (127.57%), Simple English (90.77%), and Tajik (78.06%)


Among writers, William Carlos Williams ranks 1,738 out of 7,302Before him are Arthur Machen, Rifa'a al-Tahtawi, Augusto Roa Bastos, Robert de Boron, Stanisław Wyspiański, and Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach. After him are Joan Didion, Konstantin Ushinsky, Peter Abrahams, Ippolita Maria Sforza, Banine, and Gaius Julius Solinus.

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Among people born in 1883, William Carlos Williams ranks 76Before him are Bogdan Filov, Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, Ernest Ansermet, Augustinas Voldemaras, Ahmed Nihad, and Karl von Terzaghi. After him are Louis Lavelle, Prince Konrad of Bavaria, Katia Mann, Eurico Gaspar Dutra, Walter Buch, and José Mendes Cabeçadas. Among people deceased in 1963, William Carlos Williams ranks 49Before him are Alois Hudal, Remedios Varo, William Beveridge, Karl von Terzaghi, Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel, and Ferenc Fricsay. After him are Princess Alexandra of Hanover, Fritz Reiner, Alexander Marinesko, Camille Chautemps, Gustaf Gründgens, and Rikidōzan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Carlos Williams ranks 2,178 out of 20,380Before him are Jack Warden (1920), Charles Curtis (1860), Cissy Houston (1933), George Phillips Bond (1825), Fess Parker (1924), and Tobe Hooper (1943). After him are Ron Johnson (1955), Peter Diamond (1940), Joan Didion (1934), Buddy Rich (1917), W. I. Thomas (1863), and Eunice Kennedy Shriver (1921).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, William Carlos Williams ranks 189Before him are R. L. Stine (1943), Bernard Malamud (1914), Lewis Mumford (1895), Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930), E. E. Cummings (1894), and Ken Wilber (1949). After him are Joan Didion (1934), Edmond Hamilton (1904), Dorothy Parker (1893), Richard Ford (1944), Suzanne Collins (1962), and Raymond E. Feist (1945).