Alexander Afanasyev

1826 - 1871

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Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev (Afanasief, Afanasiev or Afanas'ev, Russian: Александр Николаевич Афанасьев) (23 July [O.S. 11 July] 1826 — 5 October [O.S. 23 September] 1871) was a Russian Slavist and ethnographer who published nearly 600 Russian fairy and folk tales, one of the largest collections of folklore in the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Afanasyev has received more than 110,997 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Alexander Afanasyev is the 1,222nd most popular writer (down from 1,219th in 2019), the 401st most popular biography from Russia (up from 406th in 2019) and the 49th most popular Russian Writer.

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Among writers, Alexander Afanasyev ranks 1,222 out of 5,794. Before him are Matthias Flacius, Namdev, Indro Montanelli, Garcilaso de la Vega, Yakub Kolas, and Winifred Wagner. After him are August von Kotzebue, James Clavell, Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Ellen Key, Roberto Bolaño, and Hans Urs von Balthasar.

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Among people born in 1826, Alexander Afanasyev ranks 10Before him are Gustave Moreau, Charles XV of Sweden, Ludwig Minkus, Wilhelm Liebknecht, Zénobe Gramme, and Armand David. After him are Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden, Stanislao Cannizzaro, Danilo I, Prince of Montenegro, Frederic Edwin Church, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, and Adolf Bastian. Among people deceased in 1871, Alexander Afanasyev ranks 13Before him are Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Louise of the Netherlands, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, Omar Pasha, Wilhelm Weitling, and Wilhelm von Tegetthoff. After him are Sigismond Thalberg, Anna Atkins, Filippo Taglioni, Charles Paul de Kock, Mehmed Emin Âli Pasha, and Jarosław Dąbrowski.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Afanasyev ranks 401 out of 2,688. Before him are Vera Menchik (1906), Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1819), Ivan Silayev (1930), Sergius of Radonezh (1314), Roza Shanina (1924), and Lauri Törni (1919). After him are Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (1817), Duchess Anna of Prussia (1576), Ivan Serov (1905), Rasul Gamzatov (1923), Elsa Triolet (1896), and Leonid Rogozov (1934).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Alexander Afanasyev ranks 49Before him are Nikolai Leskov (1831), Nathalie Sarraute (1900), Sergey Mikhalkov (1913), Bulat Okudzhava (1924), Leonid Andreyev (1871), and Velimir Khlebnikov (1885). After him are Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (1817), Rasul Gamzatov (1923), Elsa Triolet (1896), Konstantin Simonov (1915), Daniil Kharms (1905), and Edith Södergran (1892).