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Alexander Griboyedov

1795 - 1829

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Alexander Sergeyevich Griboyedov (Russian: Александр Сергеевич Грибоедов, Aleksandr Sergeevich Griboedov or Sergeevich Griboyedov; 15 January 1795 – 11 February 1829), formerly romanized as Alexander Sergueevich Griboyedoff, was a Russian diplomat, playwright, poet, and composer. His one notable work was the 1823 verse comedy Woe from Wit. He was Russia's ambassador to Qajar Persia, where he and all the embassy staff were massacred by an angry mob as a result of the rampant anti-Russian sentiment that existed through Russia's imposing of the Treaty of Gulistan (1813) and Treaty of Turkmenchay (1828), which had forcefully ratified for Persia's ceding of its northern territories comprising Transcaucasia and parts of the North Caucasus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Griboyedov has received more than 259,863 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Alexander Griboyedov is the 731st most popular writer (up from 899th in 2019), the 257th most popular biography from Russia (up from 298th in 2019) and the 29th most popular Russian Writer.

Alexander Griboyedov is most famous for writing the comedy Woe from Wit, which was published in 1823.

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Among writers, Alexander Griboyedov ranks 731 out of 5,755Before him are Mahmoud Darwish, Kang Youwei, Tatian, Antonio Machado, Raymond Carver, and Julius Fučík. After him are Epicharmus of Kos, A. J. Cronin, Marie Mancini, Alexander Litvinenko, Kōbō Abe, and Mary Higgins Clark.

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Among people born in 1795, Alexander Griboyedov ranks 7Before him are James K. Polk, Frederick William IV of Prussia, Leopold von Ranke, John Keats, Anna Pavlovna of Russia, and Thomas Carlyle. After him are Pavel Jozef Šafárik, Antonio José de Sucre, Ernst Heinrich Weber, Dred Scott, John William Polidori, and Gabriel Lamé. Among people deceased in 1829, Alexander Griboyedov ranks 10Before him are Niels Henrik Abel, John Jay, Humphry Davy, Maria Anna Mozart, Friedrich Schlegel, and Paul Barras. After him are Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, François-Joseph Gossec, Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg, Maria Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Massa, Mauro Giuliani, and Adam Albert von Neipperg.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Griboyedov ranks 257 out of 3,262Before him are Pitirim Sorokin (1889), Viktor Chernomyrdin (1938), Alexander Oparin (1894), Leonid Kantorovich (1912), Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia (1827), and Bruno Taut (1880). After him are Daniel of Moscow (1261), Catherine Pavlovna of Russia (1788), Alexander Litvinenko (1962), Ivan II of Moscow (1326), Algirdas Julien Greimas (1917), and Iziaslav I of Kiev (1024).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Alexander Griboyedov ranks 29Before him are Alexander Herzen (1812), Ivan Krylov (1769), Nikolay Chernyshevsky (1828), Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883), Ivan Goncharov (1812), and Alexander Blok (1880). After him are Alexander Litvinenko (1962), Fyodor Tyutchev (1803), Viktor Shklovsky (1893), Varlam Shalamov (1907), Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz (1843), and Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933).