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Lev Vygotsky

1896 - 1934

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Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky (Russian: Лев Семёнович Выго́тский; Belarusian: Леў Сямёнавіч Выго́цкі; November 17 [O.S. November 5] 1896 – June 11, 1934) was a Soviet psychologist, known for his work on psychological development in children. He published on a diverse range of subjects, and from multiple views as his perspective changed over the years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lev Vygotsky has received more than 2,380,009 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Lev Vygotsky is the 7th most popular psychologist (up from 9th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Belarus and the most popular Belarusian Psychologist.

Lev Vygotsky is most famous for his theory of the Zone of Proximal Development.

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Among psychologists, Lev Vygotsky ranks 7 out of 183Before him are Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Jean Piaget, Abraham Maslow, Alfred Adler, and Wilhelm Wundt. After him are Erich Fromm, John Dewey, Jacques Lacan, William James, Erik Erikson, and Viktor Frankl.

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Among people born in 1896, Lev Vygotsky ranks 4Before him are Jean Piaget, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Wallis Simpson. After him are Georgy Zhukov, André Breton, Imre Nagy, Tristan Tzara, Roman Jakobson, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Antonin Artaud, and Eugenio Montale. Among people deceased in 1934, Lev Vygotsky ranks 3Before him are Marie Curie and Paul von Hindenburg. After him are Fritz Haber, Ernst Röhm, Edward Elgar, Albert I of Belgium, Kurt von Schleicher, John Dillinger, Sergey Kirov, Raymond Poincaré, and Nestor Makhno.

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In Belarus

Among people born in Belarus, Lev Vygotsky ranks 2 out of 330Before him are Marc Chagall (1887). After him are Shimon Peres (1923), Menachem Begin (1913), Alexander Lukashenko (1954), Felix Dzerzhinsky (1877), Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746), Stanisław August Poniatowski (1732), Andrei Gromyko (1909), Chaim Weizmann (1874), Simon Kuznets (1901), and Yitzhak Shamir (1915).


Among psychologists born in Belarus, Lev Vygotsky ranks 1