WRITER

Alexander Afanasyev

1826 - 1871

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Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev (Russian: Александр Николаевич Афанасьев; 23 July [O.S. 11 July] 1826 – 5 October [O.S. 23 September] 1871) was a Russian Slavist and ethnographer best known for publishing nearly 600 East Slavic and Russian fairy and folk tales, one of the largest collections of folklore in the world. This collection was not strictly Russian, but included folk tales from Ukraine and Belarus alongside Russian folk tales. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Afanasyev has received more than 197,162 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Alexander Afanasyev is the 1,257th most popular writer (up from 1,275th in 2019), the 449th most popular biography from Russia (up from 463rd in 2019) and the 54th most popular Russian Writer.

Alexander Afanasyev is most famous for his collection of Russian fairy tales, "The Red Fairy Book."

Memorability Metrics

  • 200k

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  • 60.08

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.56

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.75

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Vasilisa the Beautiful and Baba Yaga
Russian Fairy Tales
Ivan Korovavich
Russian Tales, Animals - Farm Animals, Myth & legend told as fiction
Russian Secret Tales
Tales from Russian Folklore
Russian Folktales from the Collection of A. Afanasyev
Tales, russia (federation)
The Tale of Tsarevich Ivan, the Firebird, and the Grey Wolf
Ivan Korovavich
Russian Tales, Animals - Farm Animals, Myth & legend told as fiction
Russian Secret Tales
Russian Folktales from the Collection of A. Afanasyev
Tales, russia (federation), Tales
Russian Fairy Tales
Vasilisa the Beautiful and Baba Yaga

Among WRITERS

Among writers, Alexander Afanasyev ranks 1,257 out of 7,302Before him are Elsa Triolet, Rosamunde Pilcher, Claudio Magris, Gaius Asinius Pollio, Irving Stone, and Bâkî. After him are Clive Cussler, Roland Topor, Jan Kochanowski, Sharafkhan Bidlisi, Ichiyō Higuchi, and Hans Urs von Balthasar.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1826, Alexander Afanasyev ranks 12Before him are Wilhelm Liebknecht, Ludwig Minkus, Stanislao Cannizzaro, Frederic Edwin Church, Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden, and Danilo I, Prince of Montenegro. After him are Armand David, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Zénobe Gramme, Adolf Bastian, George B. McClellan, and Karl von Piloty. Among people deceased in 1871, Alexander Afanasyev ranks 13Before him are Sigismond Thalberg, Louise of the Netherlands, Omar Pasha, Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, and Wilhelm Weitling. After him are Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, Anna Atkins, Filippo Taglioni, Jarosław Dąbrowski, Anselme Payen, and Princess Leopoldina of Brazil.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Afanasyev ranks 449 out of 3,761Before him are Salawat Yulayev (1754), Nikolay Zhukovsky (1847), False Dmitry II (1600), Patriarch Filaret of Moscow (1553), Yaroslav II of Vladimir (1191), and Elsa Triolet (1896). After him are Dmitry Muratov (1961), Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov (1787), Sergey Nechayev (1847), Ales Bialiatski (1962), Nikolay Bobrikov (1839), and Tsarevich Ivan Ivanovich of Russia (1554).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Alexander Afanasyev ranks 54Before him are Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (1817), Daniil Kharms (1905), Alexander Ostrovsky (1823), Andrei Platonov (1899), Salawat Yulayev (1754), and Elsa Triolet (1896). After him are Alexander Radishchev (1749), Rasul Gamzatov (1923), Lyudmila Ulitskaya (1943), Sergey Mikhalkov (1913), Nadezhda Mandelstam (1899), and Edith Södergran (1892).