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Ivan Goncharov

1812 - 1891

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Ivan Alexandrovich Goncharov (, also US: ; Russian: Ива́н Алекса́ндрович Гончаро́в, tr. Iván Aleksándrovich Goncharóv, IPA: [ɪˈvan ɐlʲɪkˈsandrəvʲɪdʑ ɡənʲtɕɪˈrof]; 18 June [O.S. 6 June] 1812 – 27 September [O.S. 15 September] 1891) was a Russian novelist best known for his novels The Same Old Story (1847), Oblomov (1859), and The Precipice (1869, also translated as Malinovka Heights). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ivan Goncharov has received more than 238,926 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Ivan Goncharov is the 675th most popular writer (down from 413th in 2019), the 235th most popular biography from Russia (down from 141st in 2019) and the 27th most popular Russian Writer.

Ivan Goncharov is most famous for his novel "Oblomov," which tells the story of a Russian nobleman who is too lazy to do anything.

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Among writers, Ivan Goncharov ranks 675 out of 5,755Before him are Giosuè Carducci, Nellie Bly, Vuk Karadžić, Masaru Emoto, Bernart de Ventadorn, and Giambattista Basile. After him are Antoine François Prévost, Ryszard Kapuściński, Osip Mandelstam, H. L. Mencken, Thomas Hardy, and Pierre Boulle.

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Among people born in 1812, Ivan Goncharov ranks 7Before him are Charles Dickens, Kaspar Hauser, Théodore Rousseau, Johann Gottfried Galle, Alexander Herzen, and Truganini. After him are Louise of Orléans, Moses Hess, Mirza Fatali Akhundov, Ascanio Sobrero, Maria Cristina of Savoy, and Amélie of Leuchtenberg. Among people deceased in 1891, Ivan Goncharov ranks 15Before him are Pedro II of Brazil, Léo Delibes, Sofia Kovalevskaya, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Theo van Gogh, and Leopold Kronecker. After him are Jules Grévy, Prince Napoléon Bonaparte, Albert Pike, Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia, William Tecumseh Sherman, and Georges Ernest Boulanger.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Ivan Goncharov ranks 235 out of 3,262Before him are Igor Kurchatov (1903), Dmitry Ustinov (1908), Mikhail Mishustin (1966), Gerhard Barkhorn (1919), Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia (1847), and Olga Constantinovna of Russia (1851). After him are Sabina Spielrein (1885), Boris Shaposhnikov (1882), Oleg Antonov (1906), Alexander Luria (1902), Vasily Blyukher (1889), and Gustav Bauer (1870).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Ivan Goncharov ranks 27Before him are Ivan Bunin (1870), Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884), Alexander Herzen (1812), Ivan Krylov (1769), Nikolay Chernyshevsky (1828), and Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883). After him are Alexander Blok (1880), Alexander Griboyedov (1795), Alexander Litvinenko (1962), Fyodor Tyutchev (1803), Viktor Shklovsky (1893), and Varlam Shalamov (1907).