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Alexander Herzen

1812 - 1870

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Alexander Ivanovich Herzen (Russian: Алекса́ндр Ива́нович Ге́рцен, romanized: Alexándr Ivánovich Gértsen; 6 April [O.S. 25 March] 1812 – 21 January [O.S. 9 January] 1870) was a Russian writer and thinker known as the "father of Russian socialism" and one of the main fathers of agrarian populism (being an ideological ancestor of the Narodniki, Socialist-Revolutionaries, Trudoviks and the agrarian American Populist Party). With his writings, many composed while exiled in London, he attempted to influence the situation in Russia, contributing to a political climate that led to the emancipation of the serfs in 1861. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Herzen has received more than 379,278 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Alexander Herzen is the 611th most popular writer (down from 589th in 2019), the 211th most popular biography from Russia (down from 192nd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Russian Writer.

Alexander Herzen was a Russian journalist and thinker who is most famous for his book, "From the Other Shore."

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Among writers, Alexander Herzen ranks 611 out of 5,755Before him are John Donne, Ludwig Tieck, Anne Rice, Walther von der Vogelweide, Ivar Aasen, and Novatian. After him are Hermann Broch, Harry Martinson, Al-Zamakhshari, Bai Juyi, Karl Kraus, and Ivan Krylov.

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Among people born in 1812, Alexander Herzen ranks 5Before him are Charles Dickens, Kaspar Hauser, Théodore Rousseau, and Johann Gottfried Galle. After him are Truganini, Ivan Goncharov, Louise of Orléans, Moses Hess, Mirza Fatali Akhundov, Ascanio Sobrero, and Maria Cristina of Savoy. Among people deceased in 1870, Alexander Herzen ranks 8Before him are Alexandre Dumas, Robert E. Lee, Prosper Mérimée, Josef Strauss, Comte de Lautréamont, and Frédéric Bazille. After him are Francisco Solano López, Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Marie-Caroline of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Berry, Ferdinand von Wrangel, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, and Heinrich Gustav Magnus.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Herzen ranks 211 out of 3,262Before him are Andrei Tupolev (1888), Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia (1895), Öz Beg Khan (1282), Ivan I of Moscow (1288), Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia (1857), and Roman Abramovich (1966). After him are The French Angel (1903), Pafnuty Chebyshev (1821), Vasily II of Moscow (1415), Fritz Albert Lipmann (1899), Ivan Krylov (1769), and Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg (1599).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Alexander Herzen ranks 23Before him are Sergei Yesenin (1895), Joseph Brodsky (1940), Vladimir Vysotsky (1938), Marina Tsvetaeva (1892), Ivan Bunin (1870), and Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884). After him are Ivan Krylov (1769), Nikolay Chernyshevsky (1828), Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883), Ivan Goncharov (1812), Alexander Blok (1880), and Alexander Griboyedov (1795).