Andrei Platonov

1899 - 1951

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Andrei Platonov (Russian: Андре́й Плато́нов, IPA: [ɐnˈdrʲej pɫɐˈtonəf]; 28 August [O.S. 16 August] 1899 – 5 January 1951) was the pen name of Andrei Platonovich Klimentov (Russian: Андре́й Плато́нович Климе́нтов), a Soviet Russian writer, philosopher, playwright, and poet, whose works anticipate existentialism. Although Platonov regarded himself as a communist, his principal works remained unpublished in his lifetime because of their skeptical attitude toward collectivization of agriculture (1929–1940) and other Stalinist policies, as well as for their experimental, avant-garde form. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrei Platonov has received more than 164,926 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Andrei Platonov is the 1,411th most popular writer (up from 1,434th in 2019), the 461st most popular biography from Russia (up from 473rd in 2019) and the 60th most popular Russian Writer.

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Among writers, Andrei Platonov ranks 1,411 out of 5,794Before him are Albert Memmi, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Ubertino of Casale, Archestratus, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, and Fulcher of Chartres. After him are Qiu Chuji, Sadriddin Ayni, Daniel Pennac, Evelyn Waugh, Ko Un, and Pierre Drieu La Rochelle.

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Among people born in 1899, Andrei Platonov ranks 65Before him are Brassaï, Alma Reville, Fritz Bayerlein, Nadezhda Mandelstam, Ernst-Robert Grawitz, and Hans Jeschonnek. After him are Georges Bidault, Ludwig Guttmann, Raoul Salan, Burt Munro, Walter Lantz, and Nicolas Frantz. Among people deceased in 1951, Andrei Platonov ranks 33Before him are Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, Émile Chartier, Princess Milica of Montenegro, Robert J. Flaherty, Charles G. Dawes, and Soh Jaipil. After him are Erich Naumann, Sadegh Hedayat, Élie Cartan, Agrippina Vaganova, Willem Mengelberg, and Empress Teimei.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Andrei Platonov ranks 461 out of 2,688Before him are Nadezhda von Meck (1831), Ivan Panfilov (1893), Alexander Radishchev (1749), Pyotr Krasnov (1869), Sacha Guitry (1885), and Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859). After him are Valery Bykovsky (1934), Yevgeny Mravinsky (1903), Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay (1846), George Ostrogorsky (1902), Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich of Russia (1859), and False Dmitry II (1600).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Andrei Platonov ranks 60Before him are Daniil Kharms (1905), Edith Södergran (1892), Gavrila Derzhavin (1743), Nadezhda Mandelstam (1899), Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia (1858), and Alexander Radishchev (1749). After him are Yevgenia Ginzburg (1904), Dmitry Merezhkovsky (1866), Aleksandr Kuprin (1870), Korney Chukovsky (1882), Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin (1826), and Alexander Grin (1880).