Isaac Bashevis Singer

1902 - 1991

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer (Yiddish: יצחק באַשעװיס זינגער‎; November 21, 1902 – July 24, 1991) was a Polish-American writer in Yiddish, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978. The Polish form of his birth name was Icek Hersz Zynger. He used his mother's first name in an initial literary pseudonym, Izaak Baszewis, which he later expanded. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isaac Bashevis Singer has received more than 567,635 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 315th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Isaac Bashevis Singer ranks 313 out of 4,883Before him are Isabel Allende, Alexandra Feodorovna, Simonides of Ceos, Paul Valéry, Philip Roth, and Raymond Chandler. After him are Anna Wintour, Mikhail Sholokhov, Jordanes, W. B. Yeats, Cassiodorus, and Guillaume de Machaut.

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Among people born in 1902, Isaac Bashevis Singer ranks 14Before him are Carl Rogers, Georgy Malenkov, Halldór Laxness, Nâzım Hikmet, Talcott Parsons, and Fernand Braudel. After him are Ray Kroc, Eugene Wigner, Saud of Saudi Arabia, Kurt Alder, Alfred Kastler, and Walter Houser Brattain. Among people deceased in 1991, Isaac Bashevis Singer ranks 11Before him are Miles Davis, Edwin McMillan, Serge Gainsbourg, Carl David Anderson, Yves Montand, and Graham Greene. After him are John Bardeen, Gustáv Husák, Klaus Kinski, Klaus Barbie, Jiang Qing, and Soichiro Honda.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Isaac Bashevis Singer ranks 56 out of 930Before him are Maximilian Kolbe (1894), Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768), Tamara de Lempicka (1898), Władysław III of Poland (1424), Walther Nernst (1864), and Emanuel Lasker (1868). After him are Lech Kaczyński (1949), Rudolf Clausius (1822), Klaus Kinski (1926), Bolesław I the Brave (967), Gerhart Hauptmann (1862), and Sigismund I the Old (1467).

Among WRITERS In Poland

Among writers born in Poland, Isaac Bashevis Singer ranks 7Before him are Günter Grass (1927), Janusz Korczak (1878), Stanisław Lem (1921), Adam Mickiewicz (1798), Wisława Szymborska (1923), and Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846). After him are Gerhart Hauptmann (1862), Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), Alfred Döblin (1878), Osip Mandelstam (1891), Witold Gombrowicz (1904), and Władysław Reymont (1867).

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