Georgi Plekhanov

1856 - 1918

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Georgi Valentinovich Plekhanov ( plih-KAH-nəf; Russian: Гео́ргий Валенти́нович Плеха́нов, IPA: [ɡʲɪˈorɡʲɪj vəlʲɪnʲˈtʲinəvʲɪtɕ plʲɪˈxanəf] ; 11 December [O.S. 29 November] 1856 – 30 May 1918) was a Russian revolutionary, philosopher and Marxist theoretician. He was a founder of the social-democratic movement in Russia and was one of the first Russians to identify himself as Marxist. Facing political persecution, Plekhanov emigrated to Switzerland in 1880, where he continued in his political activity attempting to overthrow the Tsarist regime in Russia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georgi Plekhanov has received more than 467,666 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Georgi Plekhanov is the 208th most popular philosopher (down from 196th in 2019), the 144th most popular biography from Russia (down from 134th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Russian Philosopher.

Georgi Plekhanov was a Russian Marxist revolutionary and a founder of the social-democratic movement in Russia. He was a member of the first socialist organization in Russia, the Emancipation of Labor Group, and a founder of the first Russian social-democratic party, the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party.

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Among philosophers, Georgi Plekhanov ranks 208 out of 1,267Before him are Marshall McLuhan, Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, Paulo Freire, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Jean-François Lyotard, and Bias of Priene. After him are Julia Kristeva, Gabriel Marcel, Joseph de Maistre, Gaston Bachelard, Rudolf Carnap, and Benedetto Croce.

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Among people born in 1856, Georgi Plekhanov ranks 13Before him are Louis Sullivan, Archduchess Gisela of Austria, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Napoléon, Prince Imperial, Robert Peary, and Emil Kraepelin. After him are Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, Ivan Franko, Robert Nivelle, Svetozar Boroević, and Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia. Among people deceased in 1918, Georgi Plekhanov ranks 23Before him are Louis Renault, Otto Wagner, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, and Ernesto Teodoro Moneta. After him are Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, Roland Garros, Niko Pirosmani, Fanny Kaplan, Lavr Kornilov, and César Cui.

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Among people born in Russia, Georgi Plekhanov ranks 144 out of 3,761Before him are Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1899), Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Nikolai Lobachevsky (1792), Arnold Sommerfeld (1868), Vladimir Vysotsky (1938), and Mily Balakirev (1837). After him are Walther Funk (1890), Alexei Kosygin (1904), Sergey Shoygu (1955), Gala Dalí (1894), Yemelyan Pugachev (1742), and Genrikh Yagoda (1891).


Among philosophers born in Russia, Georgi Plekhanov ranks 4Before him are Immanuel Kant (1724), Mikhail Bakunin (1814), and Mikhail Bakhtin (1895). After him are Vladimir Solovyov (1853), Johann Georg Hamann (1730), Alexandre Koyré (1892), Alexandre Kojève (1902), Ivan Ilyin (1883), P. D. Ouspensky (1878), Yuri Lotman (1922), and Sergei Bulgakov (1871).