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Boris Pasternak

1890 - 1960

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Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (; Russian: Бори́с Леони́дович Пастерна́к, IPA: [bɐˈrʲis lʲɪɐˈnʲidəvʲɪtɕ pəstɛrˈnak]; 10 February [O.S. 29 January] 1890 – 30 May 1960) was a Russian poet, novelist, composer and literary translator. Composed in 1917, Pasternak's first book of poems, My Sister, Life, was published in Berlin in 1922 and soon became an important collection in the Russian language. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Boris Pasternak has received more than 1,940,244 page views. His biography is available in 101 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 100 in 2019). Boris Pasternak is the 107th most popular writer (up from 134th in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Russia (up from 47th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Russian Writer.

Boris Pasternak is most famous for his novel Doctor Zhivago, which was published in 1957 and then banned in the Soviet Union.

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Among writers, Boris Pasternak ranks 107 out of 5,755Before him are André Gide, Charles Bukowski, Erich Maria Remarque, Nicolas Flamel, Cato the Elder, and Anatole France. After him are Du Fu, François Rabelais, Samuel Beckett, Vladimir Nabokov, Federico García Lorca, and Mary Shelley.

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Among people born in 1890, Boris Pasternak ranks 6Before him are Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ho Chi Minh, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Vyacheslav Molotov. After him are Friedrich Paulus, H. P. Lovecraft, Egon Schiele, Karel Čapek, Alfred Jodl, and Kurt Lewin. Among people deceased in 1960, Boris Pasternak ranks 2Before him is Albert Camus. After him are Clark Gable, Erich Raeder, Melanie Klein, Albert Kesselring, Wilhelm Pieck, Max von Laue, Amanullah Khan, Walther Funk, Paula Hitler, and Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Boris Pasternak ranks 44 out of 3,262Before him are Elizabeth of Russia (1709), Alexander II of Russia (1818), Modest Mussorgsky (1839), Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (1901), Konstantin Chernenko (1911), and Vyacheslav Molotov (1890). After him are Yul Brynner (1920), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844), Turhan Hatice Sultan (1627), and David Hilbert (1862).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Boris Pasternak ranks 9Before him are Anton Chekhov (1860), Alexander Pushkin (1799), Isaac Asimov (1920), Ayn Rand (1905), Maxim Gorky (1868), and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918). After him are Vladimir Nabokov (1899), E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), Ivan Turgenev (1818), Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), and Mikhail Sholokhov (1905).