Ilya Ehrenburg

1891 - 1967

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Ilya Grigoryevich Ehrenburg (Russian: Илья́ Григо́рьевич Эренбу́рг, pronounced [ɪˈlʲja ɡrʲɪˈɡorʲjɪvɪtɕ ɪrʲɪnˈburk] ; January 26 [O.S. January 14] 1891 – August 31, 1967) was a Soviet writer, revolutionary, journalist and historian. Ehrenburg was among the most prolific and notable authors of the Soviet Union; he published around one hundred titles. He became known first and foremost as a novelist and a journalist – in particular, as a reporter in three wars (First World War, Spanish Civil War and the Second World War). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ilya Ehrenburg has received more than 458,077 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Ilya Ehrenburg is the 490th most popular writer (down from 451st in 2019), the 66th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 48th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Ukrainian Writer.

Ilya Ehrenburg was a Russian writer, journalist, and Soviet propagandist. He is most famous for his propaganda work during World War II.

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Notable Works

Frant︠s︡uzskai︠a︡ poezii︠a︡ v perevodakh russkikh poetov 10-70-kh godov XX veka
Men, years-life
Viza vremeni
Julio Jurenito
The life of the automobile
First published seventy years ago, The Life of the Automobile is the novel of the consumer dream. Flamboyant characters like Henry Ford, J. P. Morgan and Andr? Citro?n move in and out of its pages and so, too, do the unhappy victims of the first crash and the first strikes in the car plants. Written at a time when confidence in science was supreme, The Life of the Automobile uncannily predicts the rise and fall of our romance with the car: it is as relevant now as when it was first published.
The Black Book (Documents the Nazis' destruction of 1.5 million Soviet jews)

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Over the past year Ilya Ehrenburg has had the most page views in the with 85,716 views, followed by English (62,708), and German (27,783). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Uzbek (73.25%), Kirghiz (55.48%), and Latin (37.50%)


Among writers, Ilya Ehrenburg ranks 490 out of 7,302Before him are Luo Guanzhong, Edward Said, Vuk Karadžić, Charles, Duke of Orléans, Wu Cheng'en, and Giorgos Seferis. After him are Ludvig Holberg, Alessandro Manzoni, Eugene O'Neill, Muhammad Iqbal, Patricia Highsmith, and George R. R. Martin.

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Among people born in 1891, Ilya Ehrenburg ranks 21Before him are Otto Dix, Rudolf Carnap, Rafael Trujillo, Genrikh Yagoda, Helmuth Weidling, and Walther Bothe. After him are Fritz Todt, Frederick Banting, Osip Mandelstam, Edward Bernays, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, and Alexander Rodchenko. Among people deceased in 1967, Ilya Ehrenburg ranks 20Before him are Jack Ruby, André Maurois, Edward Hopper, Jayne Mansfield, Gordon Allport, and Rodion Malinovsky. After him are Johannes Itten, Felix Yusupov, John Coltrane, Richard Kuhn, Wolfgang Köhler, and Cyril Norman Hinshelwood.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Ilya Ehrenburg ranks 66 out of 1,365Before him are Lesya Ukrainka (1871), Fanny Kaplan (1890), Ze'ev Jabotinsky (1880), Lazar Kaganovich (1893), Nikolai Berdyaev (1874), and Rodion Malinovsky (1898). After him are Stanislaw Ulam (1909), Daniel of Galicia (1201), Sviatoslav Richter (1915), David Oistrakh (1908), Sergey Bubka (1963), and Isaac Babel (1894).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Ilya Ehrenburg ranks 14Before him are Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), Joseph Roth (1894), Sholem Aleichem (1859), Vasily Grossman (1905), Lesya Ukrainka (1871), and Ze'ev Jabotinsky (1880). After him are Isaac Babel (1894), Bruno Schulz (1892), Anton Makarenko (1888), Clarice Lispector (1920), Ivan Franko (1856), and Irène Némirovsky (1903).