Georgi Plekhanov

1856 - 1918

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Georgi Valentinovich Plekhanov (; Russian: Гео́ргий Валенти́нович Плеха́нов, IPA: [ɡʲɪˈorɡʲɪj vəlʲɪnˈtʲinəvʲɪtɕ plʲɪˈxanəf] (listen); 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 319,273 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Georgi Plekhanov is the 206th most popular philosopher (down from 205th in 2019), the 137th 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 206 out of 1,089Before him are Rudolf Carnap, Moses Mendelssohn, Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, Solomon ibn Gabirol, and Ibn Tufail. After him are Bayazid Bastami, Benedetto Croce, Pelagius, Muhammad Abduh, Melissus of Samos, and Gabriel Marcel.

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Among people born in 1856, Georgi Plekhanov ranks 13Before him are Frederick Winslow Taylor, Louis Sullivan, Archduchess Gisela of Austria, Robert Peary, Emil Kraepelin, and Napoléon, Prince Imperial. After him are Tongzhi Emperor, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Robert Nivelle, Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, Svetozar Boroević, and H. Rider Haggard. Among people deceased in 1918, Georgi Plekhanov ranks 22Before him are Otto Wagner, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, Alexandra Feodorovna, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, and Louis Renault. After him are César Cui, Lavr Kornilov, Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, Roland Garros, Fanny Kaplan, and Edmond Rostand.

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Among people born in Russia, Georgi Plekhanov ranks 137 out of 2,688Before him are Vladimir Vysotsky (1938), Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), Ilya Prigogine (1917), Vladimir Tatlin (1885), Ivan Krylov (1769), and Dmitry Medvedev (1965). After him are Andrey Kolmogorov (1903), Alexey Stakhanov (1906), Feodor II of Russia (1589), Ivan Goncharov (1812), Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), and Sergei Yesenin (1895).


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), Yuri Lotman (1922), Alexandre Kojève (1902), Alexandre Koyré (1892), Lev Gumilyov (1912), Sergei Bulgakov (1871), and Johann Christoph Gottsched (1700).