Ivan Krylov

1769 - 1844

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Ivan Andreyevich Krylov (Russian: Ива́н Андре́евич Крыло́в; February 13, 1769 – November 21, 1844) is Russia's best-known fabulist and probably the most epigrammatic of all Russian authors. Formerly a dramatist and journalist, he only discovered his true genre at the age of 40. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ivan Krylov has received more than 164,431 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Ivan Krylov is the 407th most popular writer (up from 474th in 2019), the 135th most popular biography from Russia (up from 162nd in 2019) and the 18th most popular Russian Writer.

Ivan Krylov is best known for his fables, which were written in the 18th century.

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Among writers, Ivan Krylov ranks 407 out of 5,794Before him are Cornelius Nepos, Françoise Sagan, Karl Barth, Friedrich Schlegel, Nelly Sachs, and Sándor Márai. After him are Pierre Beaumarchais, Attar of Nishapur, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jacques Hébert, and Ivan Goncharov.

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Among people born in 1769, Ivan Krylov ranks 7Before him are Napoleon, Alexander von Humboldt, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Georges Cuvier, Michel Ney, and Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. After him are Jean Lannes, Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, André-Jacques Garnerin, William Smith, and Thomas Lawrence. Among people deceased in 1844, Ivan Krylov ranks 8Before him are Joseph Bonaparte, Charles XIV John of Sweden, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, Joseph Smith, Bertel Thorvaldsen, and Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart. After him are Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Flora Tristan, Ching Shih, Charles Nodier, and Jernej Kopitar.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Ivan Krylov ranks 135 out of 2,688Before him are False Dmitry I (1581), Martti Ahtisaari (1937), Vladimir Vysotsky (1938), Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), Ilya Prigogine (1917), and Vladimir Tatlin (1885). After him are Dmitry Medvedev (1965), Georgi Plekhanov (1856), Andrey Kolmogorov (1903), Alexey Stakhanov (1906), Feodor II of Russia (1589), and Ivan Goncharov (1812).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Ivan Krylov ranks 18Before him are Boris Pasternak (1890), Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), Mikhail Lermontov (1814), Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), Vladimir Vysotsky (1938), and Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926). After him are Ivan Goncharov (1812), Sergei Yesenin (1895), Joseph Brodsky (1940), Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883), Abai Qunanbaiuly (1845), and Marina Tsvetaeva (1892).