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Alexander Pushkin

1799 - 1837

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Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (English: ; Russian: Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Пу́шкин, tr. Aleksándr Sergéyevich Púshkin, IPA: [ɐlʲɪkˈsandr sʲɪrˈɡʲe(j)ɪvʲɪtɕ ˈpuʂkʲɪn] (listen); 6 June [O.S. 26 May] 1799 – 10 February [O.S. 29 January] 1837) was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic era. He is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet, and the founder of modern Russian literature.Pushkin was born into Russian nobility in Moscow. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Pushkin has received more than 3,154,046 page views. His biography is available in 152 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 147 in 2019). Alexander Pushkin is the 23rd most popular writer (up from 30th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Russia (up from 12th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Russian Writer.

Alexander Pushkin is most famous for his poetry. He is considered to be the father of Russian literature.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Alexander Pushkin ranks 23 out of 5,794Before him are Sophocles, Virgil, Petrarch, Jean-Paul Sartre, Aesop, and Anton Chekhov. After him are Giovanni Boccaccio, Agatha Christie, Ovid, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Ernest Hemingway, and Charles Dickens.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1799, Alexander Pushkin ranks 2Before him is Honoré de Balzac. After him are Oscar I of Sweden, Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, William Lassell, Karl Bryullov, Charles II, Duke of Parma, Gustav, Prince of Vasa, Mary Anning, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, Fromental Halévy, and Anna Atkins. Among people deceased in 1837, Alexander Pushkin ranks 1After him are William IV of the United Kingdom, Charles Fourier, Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden, John Constable, Hortense de Beauharnais, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Georg Büchner, Giacomo Leopardi, François Gérard, Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands, and John Field.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Pushkin ranks 11 out of 2,688Before him are Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Yuri Gagarin (1934), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Anton Chekhov (1860), and Peter the Great (1672). After him are Vladimir Putin (1952), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Ivan the Terrible (1530), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Ivan Pavlov (1849), and Grigori Rasputin (1869).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Alexander Pushkin ranks 4Before him are Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), Leo Tolstoy (1828), and Anton Chekhov (1860). After him are Maxim Gorky (1868), Ayn Rand (1905), Isaac Asimov (1920), Ivan Turgenev (1818), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), and Boris Pasternak (1890).