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 201,492 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Ivan Goncharov is the 413th most popular writer (up from 517th in 2019), the 141st most popular biography from Russia (up from 169th in 2019) and the 19th 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 413 out of 5,794Before him are Ivan Krylov, Pierre Beaumarchais, Attar of Nishapur, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Jacques Hébert. After him are Ennius, Sergei Yesenin, Julio Cortázar, Traudl Junge, Thomas Wolfe, and Thomas Bernhard.

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Among people born in 1812, Ivan Goncharov ranks 4Before him are Charles Dickens, Kaspar Hauser, and Théodore Rousseau. After him are Johann Gottfried Galle, Alexander Herzen, Louise of Orléans, Truganini, Moses Hess, Ascanio Sobrero, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, and Mirza Fatali Akhundov. Among people deceased in 1891, Ivan Goncharov ranks 14Before him are Léo Delibes, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Pedro II of Brazil, Theo van Gogh, and P. T. Barnum. After him are Leopold Kronecker, Jules Grévy, Prince Napoléon Bonaparte, Edmond Becquerel, Georges Ernest Boulanger, and Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Ivan Goncharov ranks 141 out of 2,688Before him are Ivan Krylov (1769), Dmitry Medvedev (1965), Georgi Plekhanov (1856), Andrey Kolmogorov (1903), Alexey Stakhanov (1906), and Feodor II of Russia (1589). After him are Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Sergei Yesenin (1895), Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia (1708), El Lissitzky (1890), Walther Funk (1890), and Semyon Budyonny (1883).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Ivan Goncharov ranks 19Before him are Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), Mikhail Lermontov (1814), Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), Vladimir Vysotsky (1938), Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), and Ivan Krylov (1769). After him are Sergei Yesenin (1895), Joseph Brodsky (1940), Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883), Abai Qunanbaiuly (1845), Marina Tsvetaeva (1892), and Ivan Bunin (1870).