Alexander Ostrovsky

1823 - 1886

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Alexander Nikolayevich Ostrovsky (Russian: Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Остро́вский; 12 April [O.S. 31 March] 1823, in Moscow, Russian Empire – 14 June [O.S. 2 June] 1886, in Shchelykovo, Kostroma Governorate, Russian Empire) 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 139,952 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Alexander Ostrovsky is the 993rd most popular writer (up from 1,020th in 2019), the 330th most popular biography from Russia (up from 338th in 2019) and the 39th most popular Russian Writer.

Alexander Ostrovsky is most famous for his play The Storm.

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Among writers, Alexander Ostrovsky ranks 993 out of 5,794Before him are Titus Pomponius Atticus, Miroslav Krleža, Otto of Freising, Bar Hebraeus, Charles Nodier, and Egill Skallagrímsson. After him are Ernesto Sabato, Pu Songling, Paulinus of Nola, William Gibson, Neale Donald Walsch, and Marcel Pagnol.

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Among people born in 1823, Alexander Ostrovsky ranks 18Before him are Li Hongzhang, John Sherman, Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Charles III, Duke of Parma, Mihailo Obrenović, and Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine. After him are John Russell Hind, Charles I of Württemberg, Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria, Théodore de Banville, Gotthold Eisenstein, and Kurmangazy Sagyrbaev. Among people deceased in 1886, Alexander Ostrovsky ranks 9Before him are Ludwig II of Bavaria, Emily Dickinson, Leopold von Ranke, Chester A. Arthur, Amilcare Ponchielli, and John Deere. After him are Ilya Ulyanov, Alexander Butlerov, Lydia Koidula, Karl von Piloty, Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich, and Adhémar Jean Claude Barré de Saint-Venant.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Ostrovsky ranks 330 out of 2,688Before him are Jani Beg (1300), Mathilde Kschessinska (1872), Nikolay Pirogov (1810), Ferdinand von Wrangel (1797), Lev Kuleshov (1899), and Otto Nicolai (1810). After him are Vladimir Kryuchkov (1924), Alexander Danilovich Menshikov (1673), Sergey Ilyushin (1894), Georgy Chicherin (1872), Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1831), and Alexandre Koyré (1892).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Alexander Ostrovsky ranks 39Before him are Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz (1843), Alexander Griboyedov (1795), Varlam Shalamov (1907), Fyodor Tyutchev (1803), Alexander Litvinenko (1962), and Henri Troyat (1911). After him are Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933), Vasily Zhukovsky (1783), Andrei Bely (1880), Nikolai Leskov (1831), Nathalie Sarraute (1900), and Sergey Mikhalkov (1913).