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 folksong 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 178,055 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Bulat Okudzhava is the 1,110th most popular writer (up from 1,179th in 2019), the 365th most popular biography from Russia (up from 388th 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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Among writers, Bulat Okudzhava ranks 1,110 out of 5,794Before him are Pehr Henrik Ling, Mirza Fatali Akhundov, Diana Gabaldon, Noah Gordon, Al-Mutanabbi, and Yosa Buson. After him are Ibn Khallikan, Sam Shepard, Aristophanes of Byzantium, Poul Anderson, Jean Giono, and Joseph Karo.

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Among people born in 1924, Bulat Okudzhava ranks 51Before him are Rauf Denktaş, Vladimir Kryuchkov, Hermann Buhl, Rosamunde Pilcher, Luigi Nono, and Giovanni Sartori. After him are Eva Marie Saint, James Baldwin, Ephraim Kishon, Ante Marković, John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, and Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq. Among people deceased in 1997, Bulat Okudzhava ranks 52Before him are Marco Ferreri, Georg Solti, Stéphane Grappelli, Carl Gustav Hempel, John Kendrew, and Israel Kamakawiwoʻole. After him are Louis, Prince Napoléon, Narciso Yepes, Masaru Ibuka, Gerda Christian, Miguel Najdorf, and George Wald.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Bulat Okudzhava ranks 365 out of 2,688Before him are Lovis Corinth (1858), Nathalie Sarraute (1900), Aleksey Kuropatkin (1848), Sergey Mikhalkov (1913), Eugen Sandow (1867), and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (1890). After him are Zinovy Rozhestvensky (1848), Mikhail Vrubel (1856), Pavlik Morozov (1918), Mengu-Timur (1235), Princess Louise of Prussia (1808), and Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia (1882).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Bulat Okudzhava ranks 46Before him are Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933), Vasily Zhukovsky (1783), Andrei Bely (1880), Nikolai Leskov (1831), Nathalie Sarraute (1900), and Sergey Mikhalkov (1913). After him are Leonid Andreyev (1871), Velimir Khlebnikov (1885), Alexander Afanasyev (1826), Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (1817), Rasul Gamzatov (1923), and Elsa Triolet (1896).