Joseph Brodsky

1940 - 1996

Joseph Brodsky

Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky (; Russian: Ио́сиф Алекса́ндрович Бро́дский [ɪˈosʲɪf ɐlʲɪˈksandrəvʲɪtɕ ˈbrotskʲɪj] (listen); 24 May 1940 – 28 January 1996) was a Russian-American poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad 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 596,991 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 456th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Joseph Brodsky ranks 453 out of 4,883Before him are Léopold Sédar Senghor, Saint-John Perse, Ágota Kristóf, Louise de La Vallière, Meera, and Kurt Vonnegut. After him are Paul Éluard, Attar of Nishapur, Octavio Paz, Athenaeus, Laurence Sterne, and Boris Vian.

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Among people born in 1940, Joseph Brodsky ranks 29Before him are Peter Fonda, John Hurt, Martin Sheen, Brian De Palma, Giorgio Moroder, and Abbas Kiarostami. After him are Terry Gilliam, Joachim Gauck, Tabaré Vázquez, Zodiac Killer, James Caan, and George A. Romero. Among people deceased in 1996, Joseph Brodsky ranks 11Before him are Thomas Kuhn, Carl Sagan, Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Ella Fitzgerald, Marguerite Duras, and Krzysztof Kieślowski. After him are Adolf Galland, René Lacoste, Paul Erdős, Gene Kelly, Sergiu Celibidache, and Tadeusz Reichstein.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Joseph Brodsky ranks 151 out of 2,050Before him are Alexei Kosygin (1904), Dmitry Medvedev (1965), Stenka Razin (1630), Anna Pavlovna of Russia (1795), Igor Tamm (1895), and Nikolai Bulganin (1895). After him are Alexei Rykov (1881), Tokhtamysh (1342), Sergei Diaghilev (1872), Dmitry Donskoy (1350), Olga of Kiev (890), and Felix Yusupov (1887).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Joseph Brodsky ranks 20Before him are Mikhail Lermontov (1814), Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), Vladimir Vysotsky (1938), Sergei Yesenin (1895), and Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883). After him are Ivan Krylov (1769), Ivan Goncharov (1812), Ivan Bunin (1870), Marina Tsvetaeva (1892), Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884), and Alexander Herzen (1812).

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