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Ivan Turgenev

1818 - 1883

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Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (English: ; Russian: Ива́н Серге́евич Турге́нев, IPA: [ɪˈvan sʲɪrˈɡʲe(j)ɪvʲɪtɕ tʊrˈɡʲenʲɪf]; 9 November 1818 – 3 September 1883 (Old Style dates: 28 October 1818 – 22 August 1883) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright, translator and popularizer of Russian literature in the West. His first major publication, a short story collection titled A Sportsman's Sketches (1852), was a milestone of Russian realism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ivan Turgenev has received more than 1,103,129 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Ivan Turgenev is the 167th most popular writer (down from 103rd in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from Russia (down from 31st in 2019) and the 12th most popular Russian Writer.

Ivan Turgenev is most famous for his novel Fathers and Sons, which is about the conflict between the old and new generations.

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Among writers, Ivan Turgenev ranks 167 out of 5,755Before him are Novalis, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Lucian, Naguib Mahfouz, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, and Khalil Gibran. After him are Anacreon, Frank Herbert, Janusz Korczak, Stanisław Lem, Abu Nuwas, and Karel Čapek.

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Among people born in 1818, Ivan Turgenev ranks 6Before him are Karl Marx, James Prescott Joule, Alexander II of Russia, Emily Brontë, and Ignaz Semmelweis. After him are Christian IX of Denmark, Charles Gounod, Jacob Burckhardt, Lewis H. Morgan, Marius Petipa, and Rudolf von Jhering. Among people deceased in 1883, Ivan Turgenev ranks 4Before him are Karl Marx, Richard Wagner, and Édouard Manet. After him are Gustave Doré, Emir Abdelkader, Henri, Count of Chambord, Midhat Pasha, Charles II, Duke of Parma, Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Princess Marianne of the Netherlands, and Eva Gonzalès.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Ivan Turgenev ranks 63 out of 3,262Before him are Rurik (830), Stanislav Petrov (1939), Georg Cantor (1845), Feodor I of Russia (1557), Vasily Zaitsev (1915), and Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia (1904). After him are Peter II of Russia (1715), Anna of Russia (1693), Dmitry Medvedev (1965), Georgy Malenkov (1902), Peter Kropotkin (1842), and Rudolf Nureyev (1938).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Ivan Turgenev ranks 12Before him are Ayn Rand (1905), Maxim Gorky (1868), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Boris Pasternak (1890), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), and E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776). After him are Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), Mikhail Lermontov (1814), Sergei Yesenin (1895), and Joseph Brodsky (1940).