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Georgi Plekhanov

1856 - 1918

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Georgi Valentinovich Plekhanov ( plih-KAH-nəf; Russian: Гео́ргий Валенти́нович Плеха́нов, IPA: [ɡʲɪˈorɡʲɪj vəlʲɪnʲˈtʲinəvʲɪtɕ 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 386,360 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 54 in 2019). Georgi Plekhanov is the 199th most popular philosopher (up from 206th in 2019), the 135th most popular biography from Russia (up from 137th 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 199 out of 1,081Before him are Pierre Bayle, John Scotus Eriugena, Nicolas Malebranche, Xun Kuang, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and Marquis de Condorcet. After him are George Herbert Mead, Paulo Freire, Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, Apollonius of Tyana, Gabriel Marcel, and Diogenes of Apollonia.

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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, Napoléon, Prince Imperial, and Emil Kraepelin. After him are Tongzhi Emperor, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, Ivan Franko, Svetozar Boroević, and Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia. Among people deceased in 1918, Georgi Plekhanov ranks 22Before him are Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, Alexandra Feodorovna, Otto Wagner, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, and Louis Renault. After him are Roland Garros, Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, César Cui, Lavr Kornilov, Niko Pirosmani, and Ferdinand Hodler.

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Among people born in Russia, Georgi Plekhanov ranks 135 out of 3,262Before him are Mikhail Glinka (1804), Anatoly Dyatlov (1931), Alexei Rykov (1881), Alexander Kolchak (1874), Mikhail Botvinnik (1911), and Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895). After him are Mily Balakirev (1837), Felix Yusupov (1887), Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia (1708), Martti Ahtisaari (1937), Sergei Yesenin (1895), and Dmitry Donskoy (1350).


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), Alexandre Koyré (1892), Alexandre Kojève (1902), Johann Georg Hamann (1730), Yuri Lotman (1922), Lev Gumilyov (1912), Sergei Bulgakov (1871), and Ivan Ilyin (1883).