Boris Pasternak

1890 - 1960

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Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (; Russian: Бори́с Леони́дович Пастерна́к, IPA: [bɐˈrʲis lʲɪɐˈnʲidəvʲɪtɕ pəstɨrˈnak]; 10 February [O.S. 29 January] 1890 – 30 May 1960) was a Russian poet, novelist, 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 1,770,691 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 95 in 2019). Boris Pasternak is the 134th most popular writer (up from 156th in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from Russia (up from 52nd in 2019) and the 12th 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 134 out of 5,794Before him are August Strindberg, E. T. A. Hoffmann, William Blake, Carlo Collodi, Kālidāsa, and Heinrich Böll. After him are Sully Prudhomme, Günter Grass, Apuleius, Guillaume Apollinaire, Charlotte Brontë, and Eugène Ionesco.

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Among people born in 1890, Boris Pasternak ranks 7Before him are Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ho Chi Minh, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Egon Schiele, and Friedrich Paulus. After him are Vyacheslav Molotov, H. P. Lovecraft, Alfred Jodl, Karel Čapek, Kurt Lewin, and Fritz Lang. Among people deceased in 1960, Boris Pasternak ranks 2Before him is Albert Camus. After him are Clark Gable, Erich Raeder, Albert Kesselring, Melanie Klein, Max von Laue, Wilhelm Pieck, Walther Funk, Paula Hitler, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, and Fausto Coppi.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Boris Pasternak ranks 47 out of 2,688Before him are Valentina Tereshkova (1937), Alexander II of Russia (1818), David Hilbert (1862), Konstantin Chernenko (1911), Elizabeth of Russia (1709), and E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776). After him are Andrei Tarkovsky (1932), Rudolf Nureyev (1938), Vyacheslav Molotov (1890), Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), Lev Yashin (1929), and Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (1895).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Boris Pasternak ranks 12Before him are Ayn Rand (1905), Isaac Asimov (1920), Ivan Turgenev (1818), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), and E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776). After him are Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), Mikhail Lermontov (1814), Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), Vladimir Vysotsky (1938), Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), and Ivan Krylov (1769).