William Faulkner

1897 - 1962

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William Cuthbert Faulkner (; September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer known for his novels and short stories set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, Mississippi, where Faulkner spent most of his life. A Nobel Prize laureate, Faulkner is one of the most celebrated writers of American literature and is widely considered the greatest writer of Southern literature. Born in New Albany, Mississippi, Faulkner's family moved to Oxford, Mississippi when he was a young child. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Faulkner has received more than 5,080,959 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 99 in 2019). William Faulkner is the 156th most popular writer (down from 143rd in 2019), the 128th most popular biography from United States (down from 109th in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Writer.

William Faulkner is most famous for his novel "The Sound and the Fury."

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Among writers, William Faulkner ranks 156 out of 5,794Before him are Lou Andreas-Salomé, André Breton, Mikhail Bulgakov, Pindar, Novalis, and Janusz Korczak. After him are Ray Bradbury, H. G. Wells, Abu Nuwas, Herman Melville, Elias Canetti, and Murasaki Shikibu.

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Among people born in 1897, William Faulkner ranks 3Before him are Joseph Goebbels and Pope Paul VI. After him are Amelia Earhart, Irène Joliot-Curie, Anthony Eden, Ivan Konev, Lucky Luciano, Wilhelm Reich, Paavo Nurmi, Ludwig Erhard, and Subhas Chandra Bose. Among people deceased in 1962, William Faulkner ranks 6Before him are Marilyn Monroe, Niels Bohr, Hermann Hesse, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Adolf Eichmann. After him are Karen Blixen, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Lucky Luciano, Yves Klein, Georges Bataille, and Arthur Compton.

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Among people born in United States, William Faulkner ranks 128 out of 15,968Before him are Richard Feynman (1918), John Steinbeck (1902), Carl Rogers (1902), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), Steven Seagal (1952), and Steve McQueen (1930). After him are Ray Bradbury (1920), Robert Redford (1936), Henry Fonda (1905), Grace Kelly (1929), Herman Melville (1819), and Woodrow Wilson (1856).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, William Faulkner ranks 13Before him are Toni Morrison (1931), Stephen King (1947), Henry David Thoreau (1817), J. D. Salinger (1919), John Steinbeck (1902), and H. P. Lovecraft (1890). After him are Ray Bradbury (1920), Herman Melville (1819), Dale Carnegie (1888), Coen brothers (null), Pearl S. Buck (1892), and Dr. Seuss (1904).