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Chinghiz Aitmatov

1928 - 2008

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Chinghiz Torekulovich Aitmatov (as transliterated from Russian; Kyrgyz: Чыңгыз Төрөкулович Айтматов, romanized: Chynggyz Törökulovich Aytmatov; 12 December 1928 – 10 June 2008) was a Kyrgyz author who wrote mainly in Russian, but also in Kyrgyz. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chinghiz Aitmatov has received more than 386,694 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Chinghiz Aitmatov is the 207th most popular writer (up from 253rd in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Kyrgyzstan and the 2nd most popular Kirghiz Writer.

Chinghiz Aitmatov is most famous for his novel, "The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years."

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    Languages Editions (L)

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Among writers, Chinghiz Aitmatov ranks 207 out of 5,755Before him are Herman Melville, Taras Shevchenko, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Stéphane Mallarmé, Friedrich Hölderlin, and Henryk Sienkiewicz. After him are Colette, Wisława Szymborska, Ferdowsi, Pierre Corneille, Pearl S. Buck, and Adam Mickiewicz.

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Among people born in 1928, Chinghiz Aitmatov ranks 11Before him are Ennio Morricone, Hosni Mubarak, Noam Chomsky, Ariel Sharon, Eduard Shevardnadze, and James Watson. After him are Serge Gainsbourg, Philip K. Dick, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Osamu Tezuka, Jeanne Moreau, and Rinus Michels. Among people deceased in 2008, Chinghiz Aitmatov ranks 6Before him are Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Yves Saint Laurent, Bobby Fischer, Paul Newman, and Edmund Hillary. After him are Arthur C. Clarke, Irena Sendler, Suharto, Samuel P. Huntington, Charlton Heston, and Albert Hofmann.

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In Kyrgyzstan

Among people born in Kyrgyzstan, Chinghiz Aitmatov ranks 2 out of 55Before him are Li Bai (701). After him are Yūsuf Balasaguni (1020), Mikhail Frunze (1885), Askar Akayev (1944), Kurmanbek Bakiyev (1949), Roza Otunbayeva (1950), Sabuktigin (942), Vitali Klitschko (1971), Kurmanjan Datka (1811), Almazbek Atambayev (1956), and Sooronbay Jeenbekov (1958).

Among WRITERS In Kyrgyzstan

Among writers born in Kyrgyzstan, Chinghiz Aitmatov ranks 2Before him are Li Bai (701). After him are Alykul Osmonov (1915).