Bulat Okudzhava

1924 - 1997

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Bulat Shalvovich Okudzhava (Russian: Булат Шалвович Окуджава; Georgian: ბულატ ოკუჯავა; Armenian: Բուլատ Օկուջավա; May 9, 1924 – June 12, 1997) was a Soviet and Russian poet, writer, musician, novelist, and singer-songwriter of Georgian-Armenian ancestry. He was one of the founders of the Soviet genre called "author song" (авторская песня, avtorskaya pesnya), or "guitar song", and the author of about 200 songs, set to his own poetry. His songs are a mixture of Russian poetic and folk song traditions and the French chansonnier style represented by such contemporaries of Okudzhava as Georges Brassens. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bulat Okudzhava has received more than 263,132 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Bulat Okudzhava is the 1,139th most popular writer (down from 1,035th in 2019), the 404th most popular biography from Russia (down from 374th in 2019) and the 46th most popular Russian Writer.

Bulat Okudzhava is a Soviet and Russian poet, singer, and songwriter. He is most famous for his songs.

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  • 260k

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  • 60.74

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  • 47

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  • 3.16

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  • 5.11

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Notable Works

Izbrannye proizvedeniya v dvukh tomakh
Puteshestvie diletantov
Literary Criticism
Songs Vol. II
Sixty-Five Songs, 65 Pesen
Popular music
Uprazdnennyĭ teatr
Veselyi barabanshchik
Puteshestvie diletantov
Fiction, History, Fiction, romance, historical, general
Pokhozhdenii͡a︡ Shipova, ili, Starinnyĭ vodevilʹ
Bednyĭ Avrosimov
Decembrists, Fiction, History
Svidanie s Bonapartom
Glotok svobody

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Over the past year Bulat Okudzhava has had the most page views in the with 454,557 views, followed by English (30,945), and Polish (24,699). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Mongolian (154.81%), German (152.33%), and Latvian (83.77%)


Among writers, Bulat Okudzhava ranks 1,139 out of 7,302Before him are Fredric Brown, Rigas Feraios, Bharata Muni, Saint Gall, Michel Butor, and Arnold Zweig. After him are Gaius Valerius Flaccus, Monique Wittig, Léon Bloy, Cornelius Gallus, Anne Rice, and Antoine François Prévost.

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Among people born in 1924, Bulat Okudzhava ranks 60Before him are Michel Tournier, Giovanni Sartori, Ante Marković, Vladimir Kryuchkov, Dorothy Malone, and Guy Williams. After him are John Backus, Ahmadou Ahidjo, Ephraim Kishon, Hermann Buhl, Madame Nhu, and Georges Prêtre. Among people deceased in 1997, Bulat Okudzhava ranks 54Before him are Alexander R. Todd, Nikolai Tikhonov, Shoichi Yokoi, John Denver, Louis, Prince Napoléon, and Charles Brenton Huggins. After him are Friedrich Hund, Stéphane Grappelli, Masaru Ibuka, Colonel Tom Parker, Roland Topor, and Georg Solti.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Bulat Okudzhava ranks 404 out of 3,761Before him are Vasili Kuznetsov (1901), Fyodor Ushakov (1745), Yuri Oganessian (1933), Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia (1783), Mordechai Spiegler (1944), and Galina Ulanova (1910). After him are Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1819), Léon Theremin (1896), Lev Kuleshov (1899), Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov (1737), George Balanchine (1904), and Marianne von Werefkin (1860).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Bulat Okudzhava ranks 46Before him are Henri Troyat (1911), Nikolai Leskov (1831), Nathalie Sarraute (1900), Leonid Andreyev (1871), Andrei Bely (1880), and Velimir Khlebnikov (1885). After him are Sophia Tolstaya (1844), Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (1817), Daniil Kharms (1905), Alexander Ostrovsky (1823), Andrei Platonov (1899), and Salawat Yulayev (1754).