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Ivan Krylov

1769 - 1844

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Ivan Andreyevich Krylov (Russian: Ива́н Андре́евич Крыло́в; 13 February 1769 – 21 November 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 211,867 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Ivan Krylov is the 616th most popular writer (down from 407th in 2019), the 216th most popular biography from Russia (down from 135th in 2019) and the 24th 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 616 out of 5,755Before him are Alexander Herzen, Hermann Broch, Harry Martinson, Al-Zamakhshari, Bai Juyi, and Karl Kraus. After him are Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Marcus Gavius Apicius, Maurice Blanchot, Sin Saimdang, and John Bunyan.

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Among people born in 1769, Ivan Krylov ranks 10Before him are Georges Cuvier, Michel Ney, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Jean Lannes, Jean-de-Dieu Soult, and Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany. After him are André-Jacques Garnerin, William Smith, Thomas Lawrence, Ivan Kotliarevsky, Barthélemy Catherine Joubert, and Józef Elsner. Among people deceased in 1844, Ivan Krylov ranks 9Before him are Joseph Bonaparte, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Bertel Thorvaldsen, Joseph Smith, and Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. After him are Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Ching Shih, Charles Nodier, Flora Tristan, Jernej Kopitar, and Princess Luisa Carlotta of Naples and Sicily.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Ivan Krylov ranks 216 out of 3,262Before him are Roman Abramovich (1966), Alexander Herzen (1812), The French Angel (1903), Pafnuty Chebyshev (1821), Vasily II of Moscow (1415), and Fritz Albert Lipmann (1899). After him are Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg (1599), Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), Patriarch Kirill of Moscow (1946), Nikolay Chernyshevsky (1828), Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883), and Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky (1863).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Ivan Krylov ranks 24Before him are Joseph Brodsky (1940), Vladimir Vysotsky (1938), Marina Tsvetaeva (1892), Ivan Bunin (1870), Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884), and Alexander Herzen (1812). After him are Nikolay Chernyshevsky (1828), Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883), Ivan Goncharov (1812), Alexander Blok (1880), Alexander Griboyedov (1795), and Alexander Litvinenko (1962).