Czesław Miłosz

1911 - 2004

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Czesław Miłosz (, also US: , Polish: [ˈtʂɛswaf ˈmiwɔʂ] (listen); 30 June 1911 – 14 August 2004) was a Polish-American poet, prose writer, translator, and diplomat. Regarded as one of the great poets of the 20th century, he won the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature. In its citation, the Swedish Academy called Miłosz a writer who "voices man's exposed condition in a world of severe conflicts".Miłosz survived the German occupation of Warsaw during World War II and became a cultural attaché for the Polish government during the postwar period. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Czesław Miłosz has received more than 438,178 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). Czesław Miłosz is the 384th most popular writer (down from 345th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Lithuania (down from 8th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Lithuanian Writer.

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Among writers, Czesław Miłosz ranks 384 out of 5,794. Before him are Jami, Henning Mankell, Beatrix Potter, Patrick Modiano, Marguerite Yourcenar, and Paul Éluard. After him are Philip Roth, Georges Bataille, Louise de La Vallière, Alvin Toffler, Ahmad Yasawi, and Vladimir Vysotsky.

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Among people born in 1911, Czesław Miłosz ranks 18Before him are William Golding, Marshall McLuhan, Jack Ruby, Todor Zhivkov, Mikhail Botvinnik, and Robert Johnson. After him are Tennessee Williams, Joseph Barbera, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Melvin Calvin, Lê Đức Thọ, and Wilhelm Mohnke. Among people deceased in 2004, Czesław Miłosz ranks 11Before him are Ray Charles, Juliana of the Netherlands, Francis Crick, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Peter Ustinov, and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. After him are Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Françoise Sagan, Janet Leigh, Christopher Reeve, Ahmed Yassin, and Susan Sontag.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Czesław Miłosz ranks 9 out of 235. Before him are Vytautas (1352), Emmanuel Levinas (1906), Romain Gary (1914), Mindaugas (1203), Gediminas (1275), and Emma Goldman (1869). After him are Hermann Minkowski (1864), César Cui (1835), Algirdas (1296), Eliezer Ben-Yehuda (1858), Pyotr Wrangel (1878), and Jascha Heifetz (1901).

Among WRITERS In Lithuania

Among writers born in Lithuania, Czesław Miłosz ranks 2Before him are Romain Gary (1914). After him are Nikolai Ostrovsky (1904), Jonas Mekas (1922), Simon Dach (1605), Hermann Sudermann (1857), Vincas Kudirka (1858), Branislaw Tarashkyevich (1892), Tomas Venclova (1937), Vydūnas (1868), Francišak Bahuševič (1840), and Antanas Baranauskas (1835).