Maxim Gorky

1868 - 1936

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Alexei Maximovich Peshkov (Russian: Алексе́й Макси́мович Пешко́в 28 March [O.S. 16 March] 1868 – 18 June 1936), popularly known as Maxim Gorky (Russian: Макси́м Го́рький), was a Russian writer and political activist. He was nominated five times for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maxim Gorky has received more than 1,924,088 page views. His biography is available in 106 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 105 in 2019). Maxim Gorky is the 61st most popular writer (up from 76th in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Russia (up from 23rd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Russian Writer.

Gorky was a Russian author who is most famous for the maxim "Art is not a mirror to reflect reality, but a hammer with which to shape it."

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Among writers, Maxim Gorky ranks 61 out of 5,794Before him are Bertolt Brecht, Jane Austen, Nikolai Gogol, Gustave Flaubert, Stefan Zweig, and Sappho. After him are Umberto Eco, Lord Byron, Aeschylus, Arthur Rimbaud, Matsuo Bashō, and Rabindranath Tagore.

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Among people born in 1868, Maxim Gorky ranks 2Before him is Nicholas II of Russia. After him are Karl Landsteiner, Miklós Horthy, Fritz Haber, Abdulmejid II, Constantine I of Greece, Robert Andrews Millikan, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, Gichin Funakoshi, Gertrude Bell, and Arnold Sommerfeld. Among people deceased in 1936, Maxim Gorky ranks 2Before him is Ivan Pavlov. After him are Federico García Lorca, Rudyard Kipling, George V, Lu Xun, Oswald Spengler, Lev Kamenev, Ferdinand Tönnies, Luigi Pirandello, Grigory Zinoviev, and Albert Fish.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Maxim Gorky ranks 22 out of 2,688Before him are Ivan Pavlov (1849), Grigori Rasputin (1869), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Igor Stravinsky (1882), Kim Jong-il (1941), and Wassily Kandinsky (1866). After him are Ayn Rand (1905), Isaac Asimov (1920), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Mikhail Bakunin (1814), Yul Brynner (1920), and Dmitri Shostakovich (1906).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Maxim Gorky ranks 5Before him are Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), Leo Tolstoy (1828), Anton Chekhov (1860), and Alexander Pushkin (1799). After him are Ayn Rand (1905), Isaac Asimov (1920), Ivan Turgenev (1818), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), and Boris Pasternak (1890).