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Aleksey Pisemsky

1821 - 1881

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Aleksey Feofilaktovich Pisemsky (Russian: Алексе́й Феофила́ктович Пи́семский) (23 March [O.S. 11 March] 1821 – 2 February [O.S. 21 January] 1881) was a Russian novelist and dramatist who was regarded as an equal of Ivan Turgenev and Fyodor Dostoyevsky in the late 1850s, but whose reputation suffered a spectacular decline after his fall-out with Sovremennik magazine in the early 1860s. A realistic playwright, along with Aleksandr Ostrovsky he was responsible for the first dramatization of ordinary people in the history of Russian theatre. "Pisemsky's great narrative gift and exceptionally strong grip on reality make him one of the best Russian novelists," according to D.S. Mirsky.Pisemsky's first novel Boyarschina (1847, published 1858) was originally forbidden for its unflattering description of the Russian nobility. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aleksey Pisemsky has received more than 40,054 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Aleksey Pisemsky is the 3,624th most popular writer (down from 3,315th in 2019), the 1,313th most popular biography from Russia (down from 1,111th in 2019) and the 167th most popular Russian Writer.

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Among writers, Aleksey Pisemsky ranks 3,624 out of 5,755Before him are Ruth Westheimer, Claude Favre de Vaugelas, Eiko Kadono, Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo, Jan Wolkers, and Yuri Rytkheu. After him are Zofia Nałkowska, Connie Willis, Mary Sidney, Unsuri, Pierre Jean Jouve, and Maurice Scève.

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Among people born in 1821, Aleksey Pisemsky ranks 68Before him are James Longstreet, Henriëtte Ronner-Knip, Mikhail Petrashevsky, Friedrich Kiel, Leopold III, Prince of Lippe, and Arthur Saint-Léon. After him are Giuseppe Saracco, Nils Johan Andersson, Henri Alexis Brialmont, Charles Francis Hall, Apollon Maykov, and John Abbott. Among people deceased in 1881, Aleksey Pisemsky ranks 57Before him are Johann Kaspar Bluntschli, Konstantin Thon, Karl Christian Bruhns, Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens, Mary Seacole, and Ambrose Burnside. After him are Édouard Drouyn de Lhuys, Andrei Zhelyabov, Jean-Baptiste Nothomb, Robert Mallet, Maurice Raynaud, and Gustav Neumann.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Aleksey Pisemsky ranks 1,313 out of 3,262Before him are Alexander Lebedev (1959), Igor Strelkov (1970), Yury Glazkov (1939), Pavel Fedotov (1815), Solomon Lefschetz (1884), and Yuri Rytkheu (1930). After him are Sergei Shtemenko (1907), Léon Poliakov (1910), Alexander Kemurdzhian (1921), Vladimir Solovyov (1946), Evgraf Fedorov (1853), and Leo Borchard (1899).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Aleksey Pisemsky ranks 167Before him are Vasily Trediakovsky (1703), Mikayel Nalbandian (1829), Reinhard Bonnke (1940), Johannes Bobrowski (1917), Vera Komissarzhevskaya (1864), and Yuri Rytkheu (1930). After him are Nikolay Ogarev (1813), Wilhelm Küchelbecker (1797), Helena Roerich (1879), Konstantin Fedin (1892), Natalya Gorbanevskaya (1936), and Andrejs Pumpurs (1841).