Denis Fonvizin

1745 - 1792

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Denis Ivanovich Fonvizin (Russian: Денис Иванович Фонвизин; 14 April [O.S. 3 April] 1745—12 December [O.S. 1 December] 1792) was a playwright and writer of the Russian Enlightenment, one of the founders of literary comedy in Russia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Denis Fonvizin has received more than 68,899 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Denis Fonvizin is the 1,705th most popular writer (down from 1,688th in 2019), the 576th most popular biography from Russia (down from 562nd in 2019) and the 75th most popular Russian Writer.

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Among writers, Denis Fonvizin ranks 1,705 out of 5,794Before him are Julius Firmicus Maternus, Eileen Chang, Jacques Cazotte, Anastasius Sinaita, Ahmed Shawqi, and Liu Zongyuan. After him are E. E. Cummings, Jean de Meun, Pierre Reverdy, Arnaldur Indriðason, Augustin Barruel, and Peter Abrahams.

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Among people born in 1745, Denis Fonvizin ranks 17Before him are Casimir Pulaski, Fyodor Ushakov, Johan Gottlieb Gahn, Valentin Haüy, George Atwood, and Şahin Giray. After him are Mihrişah Sultan, Jens Juel, Gregory V of Constantinople, Johann Hieronymus Schröter, Caspar Wessel, and Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Among people deceased in 1792, Denis Fonvizin ranks 17Before him are Tiradentes, Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz, Nguyễn Huệ, Johann van Beethoven, Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and Jacques Cazotte. After him are Maximilian Hell, John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Guillaume Le Gentil, Legall de Kermeur, Antoine Louis, and John Smeaton.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Denis Fonvizin ranks 576 out of 2,688Before him are Yuri II of Vladimir (1188), Alexander Fadeyev (1901), Veruschka von Lehndorff (1939), Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia (1850), Lauri Kristian Relander (1883), and Yaroslav of Tver (1230). After him are Otto Braun (1872), Vasily Petrov (1917), Sheikh Mansur (1750), Aleksandr Karelin (1967), Tanya Savicheva (1930), and Anna Dostoevskaya (1846).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Denis Fonvizin ranks 75Before him are Lyudmila Ulitskaya (1943), Nina Berberova (1901), Alexander Belyaev (1884), Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova (1743), Lilya Brik (1891), and Alexander Fadeyev (1901). After him are Tanya Savicheva (1930), Mukhtar Auezov (1897), Vasily Shukshin (1929), Alexandre Benois (1870), Mikhail Zoshchenko (1894), and Sergei Dovlatov (1941).