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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 laureate, Faulkner is one of the most celebrated writers of American literature and is considered the greatest writer of Southern literature. After he was 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 5,683,483 page views. His biography is available in 102 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 100 in 2019). William Faulkner is the 155th most popular writer (up from 156th in 2019), the 131st most popular biography from United States (down from 128th in 2019) and the 12th 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 155 out of 5,755Before him are Ivo Andrić, Eugène Ionesco, Heinrich Böll, Joseph Conrad, André Breton, and Dr. Seuss. After him are Pliny the Younger, Jean Racine, Hafez, Fernando Pessoa, Menander, and Novalis.

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Among people born in 1897, William Faulkner ranks 4Before him are Joseph Goebbels, Irène Joliot-Curie, and Pope Paul VI. After him are Amelia Earhart, Anthony Eden, Subhas Chandra Bose, Ivan Konev, Lucky Luciano, Ludwig Erhard, Wilhelm Reich, and Paavo Nurmi. Among people deceased in 1962, William Faulkner ranks 6Before him are Marilyn Monroe, Hermann Hesse, Niels Bohr, Adolf Eichmann, and Eleanor Roosevelt. After him are Karen Blixen, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Lucky Luciano, Georges Bataille, Yves Klein, and Arthur Compton.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Faulkner ranks 131 out of 18,182Before him are Isadora Duncan (1877), Grace Hopper (1906), Linus Pauling (1901), Clark Gable (1901), Dr. Seuss (1904), and Sharon Tate (1943). After him are Kirk Douglas (1916), Bobby Fischer (1943), Barbra Streisand (1942), John Adams (1735), Francis Ford Coppola (1939), and Billy the Kid (1859).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, William Faulkner ranks 12Before him are Robert Frost (1874), Toni Morrison (1931), Stephen King (1947), Henry David Thoreau (1817), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), and Dr. Seuss (1904). After him are Frank Herbert (1920), J. D. Salinger (1919), Dale Carnegie (1888), John Steinbeck (1902), Emily Dickinson (1830), and Herman Melville (1819).