WRITER

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 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 933,380 page views. Her biography is available in 99 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 96 in 2019). Anna Akhmatova is the 236th most popular writer (up from 248th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 20th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Writer.

Anna Akhmatova is most famous for her poetry.

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Among writers, Anna Akhmatova ranks 236 out of 5,755Before her are Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Lu Xun, Mary Wollstonecraft, Anna Wintour, and François de La Rochefoucauld. After her are Philip K. Dick, Coen brothers, Torquato Tasso, Doris Lessing, Nelly Sachs, and Nasir al-Din al-Tusi.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1889, Anna Akhmatova ranks 9Before her are Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Jawaharlal Nehru, António de Oliveira Salazar, Jean Cocteau, and Edwin Hubble. After her are Arnold J. Toynbee, Ante Pavelić, Vaslav Nijinsky, Idris of Libya, Manuel II of Portugal, and Igor Sikorsky. Among people deceased in 1966, Anna Akhmatova ranks 5Before her are Walt Disney, André Breton, Georges Lemaître, and Alberto Giacometti. After her are Buster Keaton, Ken Miles, Sergei Korolev, Peter Debye, Jean Arp, Sepp Dietrich, and Sayyid Qutb.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Anna Akhmatova ranks 21 out of 1,083Before her are Helena Blavatsky (1831), Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595), Svetlana Alexievich (1948), Taras Shevchenko (1814), Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942), and Kliment Voroshilov (1881). After her are Lyudmila Pavlichenko (1916), Stanisław Leszczyński (1677), Leonid Kuchma (1938), Vaslav Nijinsky (1889), Ludwig von Mises (1881), and Viktor Yushchenko (1954).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Anna Akhmatova ranks 6Before her are Nikolai Gogol (1809), Mikhail Bulgakov (1891), Joseph Conrad (1857), Svetlana Alexievich (1948), and Taras Shevchenko (1814). After her are Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), Joseph Roth (1894), Sholem Aleichem (1859), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), Vasily Grossman (1905), and Lesya Ukrainka (1871).