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 known as the beloved (muse) of Vladimir Mayakovsky. Lilya Brik was married for a long time to the poet, editor and literary critic Osip Brik (1888–1945), and she was the older sister of the French-Russian writer Elsa Triolet (1896–1970). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lilya Brik has received more than 189,377 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Lilya Brik is the 1,810th most popular writer (down from 1,675th in 2019), the 659th most popular biography from Russia (down from 566th in 2019) and the 81st most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Lilya Brik ranks 1,810 out of 5,755Before her are Margarete Buber-Neumann, I. L. Peretz, Donald E. Westlake, Konstantin Paustovsky, David Burliuk, and Lady Caroline Lamb. After her are Alexandre Benois, Didymus Chalcenterus, Abbot Oliba, Brian Aldiss, Catherine of Bologna, and Sebastian Haffner.

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Among people born in 1891, Lilya Brik ranks 63Before her are Poul Nielsen, Lajos Zilahy, Walter A. Shewhart, Gio Ponti, Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, and Karl-Adolf Hollidt. After her are Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin, Yvan Goll, Kim Seong-su, Laura Vicuña, George Adamski, and Shukri al-Quwatli. Among people deceased in 1978, Lilya Brik ranks 67Before her are Philibert Tsiranana, Jean Améry, Fernando Peyroteo, Sisavang Vatthana, Guo Moruo, and Pablo Dorado. After her are Robert Shaw, Wadie Haddad, Leo Ryan, José Manuel Moreno, Max Mallowan, and Joe Davis.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Lilya Brik ranks 659 out of 3,262Before her are Nikolay Pavlovich Ignatyev (1832), Nikolai Voznesensky (1903), Nadezhda von Meck (1831), Alexander Schmorell (1917), Konstantin Paustovsky (1892), and Nikolay Krylov (1903). After her are Pavel Belyayev (1925), Viktor Chernov (1873), Yaroslav of Tver (1230), Alexandre Benois (1870), Konstantin Pobedonostsev (1827), and Alexei Savrasov (1830).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Lilya Brik ranks 81Before her are Alexander Fadeyev (1901), John of Kronstadt (1829), Vasily Shukshin (1929), Konstantin Ushinsky (1823), Nina Berberova (1901), and Konstantin Paustovsky (1892). After her are Alexandre Benois (1870), Valery Bryusov (1873), Zinaida Gippius (1869), Denis Fonvizin (1745), Bella Akhmadulina (1937), and Countess of Ségur (1799).