Lilya Brik

1891 - 1978

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Lilya Yuryevna Brik (alternatively spelled Lili or Lily; Russian: Ли́ля Ю́рьевна Брик; née Kagan; November 11 [O.S. October 30] 1891 – August 4, 1978) was a Russian author and socialite, connected to many leading figures in the Russian avant-garde between 1914 and 1930. She was the lover and muse of Vladimir Mayakovsky, even while she was married to poet, editor and literary critic Osip Brik (1888–1945). Pablo Neruda called Lilya the "muse of Russian avant-garde". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lilya Brik has received more than 240,865 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Lilya Brik is the 1,800th most popular writer (down from 1,795th in 2019), the 645th most popular biography from Russia (up from 657th in 2019) and the 77th most popular Russian Writer.

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Among writers, Lilya Brik ranks 1,800 out of 7,302Before her are Manuel Puig, Betty Friedan, Frans Sammut, Yevgenia Ginzburg, Desanka Maksimović, and Cangrande I della Scala. After her are Elvira Madigan, Albert Gleizes, Sanai, Bartolomeo Platina, Alejandra Pizarnik, and Philemon.

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Among people born in 1891, Lilya Brik ranks 62Before her are Hu Shih, Jacques Lipchitz, Hans F. K. Günther, Johannes R. Becher, Oswald Boelcke, and Lajos Zilahy. After her are Poul Nielsen, Gio Ponti, Kurt von Tippelskirch, Dimitrije Ljotić, Henry Morgenthau Jr., and Bruno Loerzer. Among people deceased in 1978, Lilya Brik ranks 69Before her are Arnold Hauser, Philibert Tsiranana, Herbert Kappler, Jean Améry, Charles Eames, and José Manuel Moreno. After her are Max Decugis, Jens Otto Krag, Misao Tamai, Diana Budisavljević, Samuel Goudsmit, and Karl Lennart Oesch.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Lilya Brik ranks 645 out of 3,761Before her are Vasily Degtyaryov (1880), Mikhail Nesterov (1862), Nikolai Polikarpov (1892), Sergei Ivanov (1953), Yevgenia Ginzburg (1904), and Ivan Maisky (1884). After her are Valery Chkalov (1904), Pavel Dybenko (1889), Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky (1862), Valeriy Brumel (1942), Taihō Kōki (1940), and Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Lilya Brik ranks 77Before her are John of Kronstadt (1829), Alexander Grin (1880), Konstantin Ushinsky (1823), Alexandre Benois (1870), Vasily Shukshin (1929), and Yevgenia Ginzburg (1904). After her are Zinaida Gippius (1869), Mikhail Zoshchenko (1894), Sergei Dovlatov (1941), Marko Vovchok (1833), Valery Bryusov (1873), and Denis Fonvizin (1745).