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 his writing, Williams had a long career as 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 1,118,029 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). William Carlos Williams is the 1,122nd most popular writer (up from 1,317th in 2019), the 1,291st most popular biography from United States (up from 1,503rd in 2019) and the 137th 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.

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Among writers, William Carlos Williams ranks 1,122 out of 5,794Before him are Joseph Karo, Ľudovít Štúr, Danielle Steel, Lü Dongbin, James Baldwin, and Saint Gall. After him are Jaan Kross, Sami Frashëri, John Dryden, Ephraim Kishon, Léon Bloy, and Harry Harrison.

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Among people born in 1883, William Carlos Williams ranks 51Before him are Döme Sztójay, Gino Severini, Ivan Meštrović, Erich Heckel, Joseph Pilates, and Marie Laurencin. After him are Zaifeng, Prince Chun, Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia, Richard von Mises, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Ida Rubinstein, and Alexandros Papagos. Among people deceased in 1963, William Carlos Williams ranks 37Before him are Jacques Hadamard, Georg-Hans Reinhardt, Piero Manzoni, Oleg Penkovsky, Józef Gosławski, and Pedro Armendáriz. After him are Karl Bühler, William Beveridge, Karl von Terzaghi, Eduard Spranger, Sylvanus Olympio, and Jacob Gade.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Carlos Williams ranks 1,291 out of 15,968Before him are Jane Russell (1921), Red Cloud (1822), Mark Spitz (1950), Francis Peyton Rous (1879), Rosalynn Carter (1927), and Edward Tatum (1909). After him are Tecumseh (1768), Ted Turner (1938), Harry Harrison (1925), Henry Norris Russell (1877), Douglas McGregor (1906), and Ben Stiller (1965).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, William Carlos Williams ranks 137Before him are Diana Gabaldon (1952), Noah Gordon (1926), Sam Shepard (1943), Poul Anderson (1926), Danielle Steel (1947), and James Baldwin (1924). After him are Harry Harrison (1925), Anthony Bourdain (1956), Joyce Carol Oates (1938), Martha Gellhorn (1908), Sylvia Browne (1936), and Carson McCullers (1917).