Alexander Ostrovsky

1823 - 1886

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Alexander Nikolayevich Ostrovsky (Russian: Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Остро́вский; 12 April [O.S. 31 March] 1823 – 14 June [O.S. 2 June] 1886) was a Russian playwright, generally considered the greatest representative of the Russian realistic period. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Ostrovsky has received more than 205,485 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Alexander Ostrovsky is the 1,211th most popular writer (down from 1,202nd in 2019), the 430th most popular biography from Russia (up from 437th in 2019) and the 50th most popular Russian Writer.

Alexander Ostrovsky is most famous for his play The Storm.

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Notable Works

The Storm
Poverty Is No Crime
A Protegee of the Mistress
Sin and Sorrow Are Common To All


Among writers, Alexander Ostrovsky ranks 1,211 out of 7,302Before him are Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Odoric of Pordenone, Ida Tarbell, Theodor Storm, Léo Taxil, and Daniil Kharms. After him are Martha Gellhorn, Johann Peter Eckermann, Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Albert Barillé, and Johannes Valentinus Andreae.

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Among people born in 1823, Alexander Ostrovsky ranks 18Before him are Li Hongzhang, John Sherman, Mihailo Obrenović, Charles I of Württemberg, Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine, and Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. After him are Charles III, Duke of Parma, Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria, Ante Starčević, Konstantin Ushinsky, John Russell Hind, and Théodore de Banville. Among people deceased in 1886, Alexander Ostrovsky ranks 10Before him are Leopold von Ranke, Emily Dickinson, Chester A. Arthur, John Deere, Amilcare Ponchielli, and Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich. After him are Ilya Ulyanov, Pierre-Jules Hetzel, Alexander Butlerov, Lydia Koidula, Karl von Piloty, and Marco Minghetti.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Ostrovsky ranks 430 out of 3,761Before him are Pyotr Krasnov (1869), Sacha Guitry (1885), Şehsuvar Sultan (1682), Igor Smirnov (1941), Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (1817), and Daniil Kharms (1905). After him are Ivan Ilyin (1883), Naum Gabo (1890), Andre Geim (1958), Dmitry Pavlov (1897), Yury Luzhkov (1936), and Princess Louise of Prussia (1808).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Alexander Ostrovsky ranks 50Before him are Andrei Bely (1880), Velimir Khlebnikov (1885), Bulat Okudzhava (1924), Sophia Tolstaya (1844), Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (1817), and Daniil Kharms (1905). After him are Andrei Platonov (1899), Salawat Yulayev (1754), Elsa Triolet (1896), Alexander Afanasyev (1826), Alexander Radishchev (1749), and Rasul Gamzatov (1923).