Anna Akhmatova

1889 - 1966

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Anna Andreyevna Gorenko (23 June [O.S. 11 June] 1889 – 5 March 1966), better known by the pen name Anna Akhmatova, was one of the most significant Russian poets of the 20th century. She was shortlisted for the Nobel Prize in 1965 and received second-most (three) nominations for the award the following year. Akhmatova's work ranges from short lyric poems to intricately structured cycles, such as Requiem (1935–40), her tragic masterpiece about the Stalinist terror. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anna Akhmatova has received more than 851,433 page views. Her biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Anna Akhmatova is the 248th most popular writer, the 20th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 22nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Ukrainian Writer.

Anna Akhmatova is most famous for her poetry.

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Among writers, Anna Akhmatova ranks 248 out of 5,794Before her are Philip K. Dick, Alphonse Daudet, Sallust, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Isabel Allende, and Ian Fleming. After her are Dario Fo, Torquato Tasso, Carlo Goldoni, Terry Pratchett, Chinghiz Aitmatov, and John Keats.

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Among people born in 1889, Anna Akhmatova ranks 10Before her are Ludwig Wittgenstein, António de Oliveira Salazar, Jean Cocteau, Edwin Hubble, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Ante Pavelić. After her are Arnold J. Toynbee, Vaslav Nijinsky, Igor Sikorsky, Idris of Libya, Manuel II of Portugal, and Carl von Ossietzky. Among people deceased in 1966, Anna Akhmatova ranks 6Before her are Walt Disney, André Breton, Buster Keaton, Alberto Giacometti, and Georges Lemaître. After her are Sergei Korolev, Jean Arp, Sepp Dietrich, Chester W. Nimitz, Montgomery Clift, and Giuseppe Farina.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Anna Akhmatova ranks 20 out of 913Before her are Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595), Svetlana Alexievich (1948), Kliment Voroshilov (1881), Élie Metchnikoff (1845), Andrei Chikatilo (1936), and Lyudmila Pavlichenko (1916). After her are Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942), Taras Shevchenko (1814), Sergei Korolev (1906), Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), Ivan Aivazovsky (1817), and Trofim Lysenko (1898).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Anna Akhmatova ranks 5Before her are Nikolai Gogol (1809), Mikhail Bulgakov (1891), Joseph Conrad (1857), and Svetlana Alexievich (1948). After her are Taras Shevchenko (1814), Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), Sholem Aleichem (1859), Joseph Roth (1894), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), and Vasily Grossman (1905).