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Lev Gumilyov

1912 - 1992

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Lev Nikolayevich Gumilev (also Gumilyov; Russian: Лев Никола́евич Гумилёв; 1 October 1912 – 15 June 1992) was a Soviet historian, ethnologist, anthropologist and translator. He had a reputation for his highly unorthodox theories of ethnogenesis and historiosophy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lev Gumilyov has received more than 217,353 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Lev Gumilyov is the 469th most popular philosopher (up from 508th in 2019), the 445th most popular biography from Russia (up from 453rd in 2019) and the 10th most popular Russian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Lev Gumilyov ranks 469 out of 1,081Before him are Willard Van Orman Quine, Nelson Goodman, Pierre Duhem, Dhul-Nun al-Misri, Leo Strauss, and George Pachymeres. After him are John Toland, Shantideva, Stilpo, Dicaearchus, Su Song, and Roger Scruton.

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Among people born in 1912, Lev Gumilyov ranks 66Before him are Isser Harel, Salvador Luria, José Ferrer, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Hermann Graf, and Duško Popov. After him are Herbert C. Brown, Pat Nixon, Julia Child, Ivan Yakubovsky, Dinmukhamed Kunaev, and Abbé Pierre. Among people deceased in 1992, Lev Gumilyov ranks 44Before him are César Manrique, Albert Pierrepoint, Peter D. Mitchell, Joan Fuster, John Sturges, and José Ferrer. After him are Denholm Elliott, Wanda Rutkiewicz, Lella Lombardi, James Stirling, Arletty, and Jean-Claude Pascal.

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Among people born in Russia, Lev Gumilyov ranks 445 out of 3,262Before him are Alexander Ostrovsky (1823), Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia (1825), Marianne von Werefkin (1860), False Dmitry II (1600), Nikolay Bobrikov (1839), and Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia (1798). After him are Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (1817), Valentin Pavlov (1937), Fyodor Ushakov (1745), Sergei Taneyev (1856), Semyon Dezhnev (1605), and Nikolay Semyonov (1896).


Among philosophers born in Russia, Lev Gumilyov ranks 10Before him are Georgi Plekhanov (1856), Vladimir Solovyov (1853), Alexandre Koyré (1892), Alexandre Kojève (1902), Johann Georg Hamann (1730), and Yuri Lotman (1922). After him are Sergei Bulgakov (1871), Ivan Ilyin (1883), Johann Christoph Gottsched (1700), Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov (1829), Pyotr Lavrov (1823), and Volin (1882).