WRITER

Joseph Brodsky

1940 - 1996

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Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky (; Russian: Иосиф Александрович Бродский [ɪˈosʲɪf ɐlʲɪˈksandrəvʲɪtɕ ˈbrotskʲɪj] (listen); 24 May 1940 – 28 January 1996) was a Russian and American poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) in 1940, Brodsky ran afoul of Soviet authorities and was expelled ("strongly advised" to emigrate) from the Soviet Union in 1972, settling in the United States with the help of W. H. Auden and other supporters. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Brodsky has received more than 862,690 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 94 in 2019). Joseph Brodsky is the 420th most popular writer (up from 438th in 2019), the 150th most popular biography from Russia (up from 151st in 2019) and the 18th most popular Writer.

Joseph Brodsky was a Russian poet who was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1972. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1987.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Joseph Brodsky ranks 420 out of 5,755Before him are Meera, Lactantius, Alphonse de Lamartine, Julio Cortázar, Tibullus, and Karl Barth. After him are Zecharia Sitchin, George Eliot, Elena Ferrante, G. K. Chesterton, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Jami.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1940, Joseph Brodsky ranks 34Before him are Brian De Palma, J. M. G. Le Clézio, Patrick Stewart, Michel Temer, John Hurt, and Kip Thorne. After him are Terry Gilliam, Anna Karina, Marie, Princess of Liechtenstein, Peter Fonda, Dario Argento, and James Caan. Among people deceased in 1996, Joseph Brodsky ranks 12Before him are Carl Sagan, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Marguerite Duras, Dzhokhar Dudayev, and Ella Fitzgerald. After him are Babrak Karmal, René Lacoste, Paul Erdős, Frank Whittle, Tadeusz Reichstein, and Adolf Galland.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Joseph Brodsky ranks 150 out of 3,262Before him are Alexei Kosygin (1904), Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia (1779), Anna Pavlovna of Russia (1795), Genrikh Yagoda (1891), Yemelyan Pugachev (1742), and Semyon Budyonny (1883). After him are Stenka Razin (1630), Andrey Vlasov (1901), Alexander Glazunov (1865), Paul Karrer (1889), Vladimir Vysotsky (1938), and Andrey Kolmogorov (1903).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Joseph Brodsky ranks 18Before him are Ivan Turgenev (1818), Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), Mikhail Lermontov (1814), and Sergei Yesenin (1895). After him are Vladimir Vysotsky (1938), Marina Tsvetaeva (1892), Ivan Bunin (1870), Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884), Alexander Herzen (1812), and Ivan Krylov (1769).