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 123,787 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Algirdas Julien Greimas is the 19th most popular linguist (down from 16th in 2019), the 295th most popular biography from Russia (down from 261st 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 19 out of 160Before him are Johann Martin Schleyer, Georges Dumézil, Pāṇini, Kūkai, Rasmus Rask, and Otto Jespersen. After him are William Jones, Nikolai Trubetzkoy, Antoine Meillet, Franz Miklosich, Nicholas Marr, and Georg Friedrich Grotefend.

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Among people born in 1917, Algirdas Julien Greimas ranks 43Before him are Bourvil, Jack Kirby, James Rainwater, Joan Clarke, Robert Burns Woodward, and Danielle Darrieux. After him are Thelonious Monk, Violeta Parra, Maurice Duverger, Dinu Lipatti, Susan Hayward, and Hirokazu Ninomiya. Among people deceased in 1992, Algirdas Julien Greimas ranks 28Before him are Peyo, Samuel Reshevsky, Karl Carstens, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, Satyajit Ray, and Daniel Bovet. After him are H. L. A. Hart, Kaysone Phomvihane, Paolo Borsellino, Lella Lombardi, Sam Walton, and Joan Fuster.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Algirdas Julien Greimas ranks 295 out of 2,688Before him are Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia (1832), Kirill Meretskov (1897), Dmitry Ustinov (1908), Andrei Grechko (1903), Galina Ulanova (1910), and George Balanchine (1904). After him are Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia (1871), Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz (1843), Eduard Khil (1934), Alexander Griboyedov (1795), Andrei Konchalovsky (1937), and Varlam Shalamov (1907).

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), Vladimir Toporov (1928), Alexander Veselovsky (1838), Andrey Zaliznyak (1935), Sergei Starostin (1953), and Ivan Kuratov (1839).