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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 746,690 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Joseph Brodsky is the 438th most popular writer (up from 453rd in 2019), the 151st most popular biography from Russia and the 21st most popular Russian 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 438 out of 5,794Before him are Sei Shōnagon, Kurt Vonnegut, Alexander Pope, Heinrich von Kleist, Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, and Léopold Sédar Senghor. After him are Sylvia Plath, Ken Follett, Baldassare Castiglione, Tom Clancy, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Wolfram von Eschenbach.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1940, Joseph Brodsky ranks 31Before him are John Hurt, Zodiac Killer, Patrick Stewart, Peter Fonda, James Caan, and Terry Gilliam. After him are Abbas Kiarostami, J. M. G. Le Clézio, Julie Christie, Giorgio Moroder, Kip Thorne, and Stuart Sutcliffe. Among people deceased in 1996, Joseph Brodsky ranks 11Before him are Carl Sagan, Thomas Kuhn, Marguerite Duras, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Ella Fitzgerald, and Jean-Bédel Bokassa. After him are René Lacoste, Frank Whittle, Dzhokhar Dudayev, Paul Erdős, Gene Kelly, and Sergiu Celibidache.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Joseph Brodsky ranks 151 out of 2,688Before him are El Lissitzky (1890), Walther Funk (1890), Semyon Budyonny (1883), Alexander Glazunov (1865), Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), and Stenka Razin (1630). After him are Anna Pavlovna of Russia (1795), Pavel Cherenkov (1904), Andrey Vlasov (1901), Alexei Rykov (1881), Sergei Diaghilev (1872), and Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Joseph Brodsky ranks 21Before him are Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), Vladimir Vysotsky (1938), Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), Ivan Krylov (1769), Ivan Goncharov (1812), and Sergei Yesenin (1895). After him are Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883), Abai Qunanbaiuly (1845), Marina Tsvetaeva (1892), Ivan Bunin (1870), Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884), and Alexander Herzen (1812).