Dmitry Pisarev

1840 - 1868

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Dmitry Ivanovich Pisarev (Russian: Дми́трий Ива́нович Пи́сарев; 14 October [O.S. 2 October] 1840 – 16 July [O.S. 4 July] 1868) was a Russian literary and social critic, journalist, and philosopher, who was a central figure of Russian nihilism. Elements of his philosophy have been cited as forerunners of Nietzschean ideas, and his advocacy of liberation movements and natural science had significant impact on Russian development. A critique of his philosophy became the subject of Fyodor Dostoevsky's celebrated novel Crime and Punishment. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dmitry Pisarev has received more than 46,919 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Dmitry Pisarev is the 3,101st most popular writer (up from 3,179th in 2019), the 1,040th most popular biography from Russia (up from 1,047th in 2019) and the 136th most popular Russian Writer.

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Among writers, Dmitry Pisarev ranks 3,101 out of 5,794Before him are Martynas Mažvydas, Max Aub, August Spies, Dmitry Likhachov, John Winthrop, and Leonid Leonov. After him are Kondraty Ryleyev, Bhanubhakta Acharya, Augusto Monterroso, James Rollins, John Ashbery, and Teofilo Folengo.

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Among people born in 1840, Dmitry Pisarev ranks 49Before him are José Manuel Balmaceda, Friedrich Kohlrausch, Otto Wilhelm Thomé, George Smith, Titu Maiorescu, and Alexander Kovalevsky. After him are Viktor Knorre, Helena Modjeska, William Graham Sumner, Theodor Philipsen, Émile Duclaux, and Chief Joseph. Among people deceased in 1868, Dmitry Pisarev ranks 33Before him are Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, Venancio Flores, Moritz Hauptmann, Antonio Bertoloni, Kit Carson, and Claude Pouillet. After him are Bhanubhakta Acharya, James David Forbes, George Arnott Walker-Arnott, Black Kettle, Halfdan Kjerulf, and Ramón María Narváez, 1st Duke of Valencia.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Dmitry Pisarev ranks 1,040 out of 2,688Before him are Lyudmila Zykina (1929), Boris Mikhailov (1944), Andrei Amalrik (1938), Philipp Johann Ferdinand Schur (1799), Dmitry Likhachov (1906), and Leonid Leonov (1899). After him are Kondraty Ryleyev (1795), Mikhail Kuzmin (1872), Pyotr Kozlov (1862), Viktor Astafyev (1924), Nikolay Novikov (1744), and Mikhail Kasyanov (1957).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Dmitry Pisarev ranks 136Before him are Alexander Bestuzhev (1797), Helena Roerich (1879), Edvard Radzinsky (1936), Andrei Amalrik (1938), Dmitry Likhachov (1906), and Leonid Leonov (1899). After him are Kondraty Ryleyev (1795), Mikhail Kuzmin (1872), Viktor Astafyev (1924), Nikolay Novikov (1744), Sergey Solovyov (1820), and Olga Bergholz (1910).