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 342,531 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Alexander Herzen is the 589th most popular writer (up from 636th in 2019), the 193rd most popular biography from Russia (up from 201st in 2019) and the 27th 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 589 out of 5,794Before him are Thomas Hardy, Oliver Sacks, Denis of Portugal, Eugene O'Neill, Aulus Gellius, and Demetrius Vikelas. After him are Vuk Karadžić, Mihai Eminescu, Anthony Burgess, Dino Buzzati, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, and France Prešeren.

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Among people born in 1812, Alexander Herzen ranks 6Before him are Charles Dickens, Kaspar Hauser, Théodore Rousseau, Ivan Goncharov, and Johann Gottfried Galle. After him are Louise of Orléans, Truganini, Moses Hess, Ascanio Sobrero, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, and Mirza Fatali Akhundov. Among people deceased in 1870, Alexander Herzen ranks 7Before him are Charles Dickens, Alexandre Dumas, Prosper Mérimée, Robert E. Lee, Frédéric Bazille, and Comte de Lautréamont. After him are Josef Strauss, Francisco Solano López, Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Gabriel Lamé, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, and Marie-Caroline of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Berry.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Herzen ranks 193 out of 2,688Before him are Yakov Sverdlov (1885), Seraphim of Sarov (1754), Wladimir Köppen (1846), Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia (1657), Nicholas Roerich (1874), and Ivan Shishkin (1832). After him are Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg (1599), Ilya Frank (1908), Vladimir Solovyov (1853), Pitirim Sorokin (1889), Pafnuty Chebyshev (1821), and Andrei Tupolev (1888).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Alexander Herzen ranks 27Before him are Joseph Brodsky (1940), Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883), Abai Qunanbaiuly (1845), Marina Tsvetaeva (1892), Ivan Bunin (1870), and Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884). After him are Nikolay Chernyshevsky (1828), Viktor Shklovsky (1893), Alexander Blok (1880), Arthur Adamov (1908), Nikolay Karamzin (1766), and Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz (1843).