Arthur Adamov

1908 - 1970

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Arthur Adamov (23 August 1908 – 15 March 1970) was a playwright, one of the foremost exponents of the Theatre of the Absurd. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Adamov has received more than 111,270 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Arthur Adamov is the 730th most popular writer (up from 927th in 2019), the 244th most popular biography from Russia (up from 333rd in 2019) and the 28th most popular Russian Writer.

Arthur Adamov is most famous for his play Les Âmes mortes, which was written in 1949.

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  • 110k

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  • 63.89

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  • 39

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  • 12.21

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  • 2.02

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Si l'été revenait ..
Je, ils
Paolo Paoli
Two plays
L' homme et l'enfant
Le printemps 71


Among writers, Arthur Adamov ranks 730 out of 7,302Before him are Longus, Zosimus, Robert E. Howard, Alejo Carpentier, Christopher Tolkien, and Edmond Rostand. After him are Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, Amin Maalouf, Beatrix Potter, Cao Xueqin, Walter Raleigh, and Sidonius Apollinaris.

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Among people born in 1908, Arthur Adamov ranks 36Before him are Joseph Rotblat, Ilya Frank, Werner von Haeften, Manoel de Oliveira, David Lean, and William Saroyan. After him are Dmitry Ustinov, Carole Lombard, Cesare Pavese, Willard Libby, Tameo Ide, and Günther Prien. Among people deceased in 1970, Arthur Adamov ranks 35Before him are Vladimir Propp, Artem Mikoyan, Bruce McLaren, Heinrich Brüning, Frances Farmer, and Bourvil. After him are John Dos Passos, Władysław Anders, Fritz Perls, Nina Ricci, Francis Peyton Rous, and Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Arthur Adamov ranks 244 out of 3,761Before him are Ivan Krylov (1769), Leonid Kantorovich (1912), Dmitri Ivanovsky (1864), Boris Nemtsov (1959), Pitirim Sorokin (1889), and Nikolay Przhevalsky (1839). After him are Viktor Zubkov (1941), Vasily Blyukher (1889), Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia (1876), Dmitry Yazov (1924), Iziaslav I of Kiev (1024), and Armin Mueller-Stahl (1930).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Arthur Adamov ranks 28Before him are Marina Tsvetaeva (1892), Alexander Herzen (1812), Nikolay Chernyshevsky (1828), Ivan Goncharov (1812), Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883), and Ivan Krylov (1769). After him are Alexander Blok (1880), Alexander Litvinenko (1962), Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz (1843), Varlam Shalamov (1907), Viktor Shklovsky (1893), and Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933).