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William Dean Howells

1837 - 1920

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William Dean Howells (; March 1, 1837 – May 11, 1920) was an American realist novelist, literary critic, and playwright, nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Dean Howells has received more than 371,896 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). William Dean Howells is the 4,649th most popular writer (down from 3,965th in 2019), the 6,641st most popular biography from United States (down from 5,434th in 2019) and the 540th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, William Dean Howells ranks 4,649 out of 5,755Before him are Georg Calixtus, Cynewulf, Erico Verissimo, Jan Kasprowicz, León Felipe, and Marin Sorescu. After him are Katarina Frostenson, Zig Ziglar, Jean Cau, Jan van Beers, Russell Banks, and R. A. Lafferty.

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Among people born in 1837, William Dean Howells ranks 88Before him are Francis Marrash, Paul Gordan, Wilhelm Kühne, Thomas Moran, Anna Filosofova, and Joseph Schröter. After him are Petre P. Carp, Ralph Copeland, José Burgos, Peter Lesgaft, Carl Koldewey, and Leo Königsberger. Among people deceased in 1920, William Dean Howells ranks 93Before him are Pier Andrea Saccardo, Otto Bütschli, Aleksey Shakhmatov, Gérard Leman, Robert Harron, and Ion Dragoumis. After him are Théodore Flournoy, Alberto Nepomuceno, Nataliya Kobrynska, Arthur Johnson, Ludwig Ganghofer, and William de Wiveleslie Abney.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Dean Howells ranks 6,641 out of 18,182Before him are William P. Gottlieb (1917), Paul McCrane (1961), Robert Rubin (1938), Matt Frewer (1958), Jane Pierce (1806), and Corbin Bleu (1989). After him are Jack Lousma (1936), Mark Damon (1933), Theobald Smith (1859), Zig Ziglar (1926), Maynard James Keenan (1964), and Ben McKenzie (1978).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, William Dean Howells ranks 540Before him are Frank Norris (1870), Judith Krantz (1928), Julie Garwood (1946), Patrick Rothfuss (1973), Cyril M. Kornbluth (1923), and Josephine Diebitsch Peary (1863). After him are Zig Ziglar (1926), Russell Banks (1940), R. A. Lafferty (1914), Ann Druyan (1949), Steven Millhauser (1943), and Bill O'Reilly (1949).