Gregory Skovoroda

1722 - 1794

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Hryhorii Savych Skovoroda (Ukrainian: Григорій Савич Сковорода; 3 December 1722 – 9 November 1794) was a philosopher of Ukrainian Cossack origin who lived and worked in the Russian Empire. He was a poet, a teacher and a composer of liturgical music. His significant influence on his contemporaries and succeeding generations and his way of life were universally regarded as Socratic, and he was often called a "Socrates". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gregory Skovoroda has received more than 114,359 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Gregory Skovoroda is the 765th most popular writer (up from 904th in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 110th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Ukrainian Writer.

Gregory Skovoroda is most famous for his work as a poet.

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Among writers, Gregory Skovoroda ranks 765 out of 7,302Before him are Antonio Tabucchi, Klaus Ebner, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Robert Ludlum, Natalia Ginzburg, and Thomas Harris. After him are Katherine Mansfield, Neal Cassady, Aelia Eudocia, Masaru Emoto, Gregory of Narek, and Antoine Galland.

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Among people born in 1722, Gregory Skovoroda ranks 2Before him is Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony. After him are Ahmad Shah Durrani, Prince Augustus William of Prussia, Jazzar Pasha, Georg Benda, Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Samuel Adams, Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Paisius Velichkovsky, Pietro Nardini, and Amursana. Among people deceased in 1794, Gregory Skovoroda ranks 14Before him are Alexandre de Beauharnais, Edward Gibbon, Jacques Hébert, Élisabeth of France, André Chénier, and Georges Couthon. After him are Augustin Robespierre, William Jones, Georg Forster, Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg, Nicolas Chamfort, and Jacques Roux.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Gregory Skovoroda ranks 107 out of 1,365Before him are Sergei Bondarchuk (1920), John Demjanjuk (1920), Nestor the Chronicler (1056), Karol Szymanowski (1882), Lev Shestov (1866), and Yevgeny Primakov (1929). After him are Vsevolod I of Kiev (1030), Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki (1640), Lee Strasberg (1901), Boris Shcherbina (1919), Ivan Paskevich (1782), and Stepan Makarov (1848).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Gregory Skovoroda ranks 22Before him are Bruno Schulz (1892), Anton Makarenko (1888), Clarice Lispector (1920), Ivan Franko (1856), Irène Némirovsky (1903), and Nestor the Chronicler (1056). After him are Nikolai Ostrovsky (1904), Nikolay Nekrasov (1821), Juliusz Słowacki (1809), Hayim Nahman Bialik (1873), Stanisław Jerzy Lec (1909), and Ivan Kotliarevsky (1769).