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Algirdas Julien Greimas

1917 - 1992

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Algirdas Julien Greimas (French: [alɡiʁdas ʒyljɛ̃ gʁɛmas]; born Algirdas Julius Greimas; 9 March 1917 – 27 February 1992) was a Lithuanian literary scientist who wrote most of his body of work in French while living in France. Greimas is known among other things for the Greimas Square (le carré sémiotique). He is, along with Roland Barthes, considered the most prominent of the French semioticians. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Algirdas Julien Greimas has received more than 162,662 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Algirdas Julien Greimas is the 15th most popular linguist (up from 19th in 2019), the 262nd most popular biography from Russia (up from 294th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Russian Linguist.

Algirdas Julien Greimas was a French semiotician and philosopher. He was most famous for developing the concept of semiotics, which is the study of signs.

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Among linguists, Algirdas Julien Greimas ranks 15 out of 161Before him are Pāṇini, Franz Bopp, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Edward Sapir, August Schleicher, and Georges Dumézil. After him are Rasmus Rask, Kūkai, Antoine Meillet, William Jones, Johann Martin Schleyer, and Otto Jespersen.

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Among people born in 1917, Algirdas Julien Greimas ranks 33Before him are Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, James Rainwater, Sven Hassel, George Gaynes, Ferdinand Marcos, and Dizzy Gillespie. After him are Danielle Darrieux, John Lee Hooker, Thelonious Monk, Edward Norton Lorenz, Robert Burns Woodward, and Barry Nelson. Among people deceased in 1992, Algirdas Julien Greimas ranks 27Before him are Jan Oort, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, Félix Guattari, Ernst Happel, Samuel Reshevsky, and Karl Carstens. After him are Peyo, Daniel Bovet, Paolo Borsellino, John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, Günther Anders, and H. L. A. Hart.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Algirdas Julien Greimas ranks 262 out of 3,262Before him are Bruno Taut (1880), Alexander Griboyedov (1795), Daniel of Moscow (1261), Catherine Pavlovna of Russia (1788), Alexander Litvinenko (1962), and Ivan II of Moscow (1326). After him are Iziaslav I of Kiev (1024), Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia (1553), Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928), Michel Fokine (1880), Nikolay Przhevalsky (1839), and Alexander Yegorov (1883).

Among LINGUISTS In Russia

Among linguists born in Russia, Algirdas Julien Greimas ranks 2Before him are Roman Jakobson (1896). After him are Nikolai Trubetzkoy (1890), Gabdulkhay Akhatov (1927), Igor M. Diakonoff (1914), Yevgeny Polivanov (1891), Vyacheslav Ivanov (1929), Alexander Veselovsky (1838), Vladimir Toporov (1928), Andrey Zaliznyak (1935), Lev Shcherba (1880), and Viktor Vinogradov (1894).