Mikhail Bakhtin

1895 - 1975

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Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin ( bukh-TEEN; Russian: Михаи́л Миха́йлович Бахти́н, IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈil mʲɪˈxajləvʲɪdʑ bɐxˈtʲin]; 16 November [O.S. 4 November] 1895 – 7 March 1975) was a Russian philosopher, literary critic and scholar who worked on literary theory, ethics, and the philosophy of language. His writings, on a variety of subjects, inspired scholars working in a number of different traditions (Marxism, semiotics, structuralism, religious criticism) and in disciplines as diverse as literary criticism, history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology and psychology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Bakhtin has received more than 903,496 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Mikhail Bakhtin is the 154th most popular philosopher (up from 158th in 2019), the 95th most popular biography from Russia (up from 96th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Russian Philosopher.

Mikhail Bakhtin is most famous for his work on the dialogic novel. The dialogic novel is a novel that is written in the form of a dialogue. He also wrote on the carnivalesque, which is a type of literature that has a festive atmosphere.

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Among philosophers, Mikhail Bakhtin ranks 154 out of 1,089Before him are Simone Weil, Adam Weishaupt, Chrysippus, Louis Althusser, Jakob Böhme, and Carl Schmitt. After him are Max Horkheimer, Adi Shankara, Bodhidharma, Ernst Cassirer, Friedrich Schleiermacher, and Emmanuel Levinas.

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Among people born in 1895, Mikhail Bakhtin ranks 11Before him are Anna Freud, Richard Sorge, Buster Keaton, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, and Nikolai Yezhov. After him are Max Horkheimer, J. Edgar Hoover, Ernst Jünger, Paul Hindemith, Rudolph Valentino, and Amin al-Husseini. Among people deceased in 1975, Mikhail Bakhtin ranks 12Before him are Haile Selassie, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ivo Andrić, Otto Skorzeny, Umm Kulthum, and Faisal of Saudi Arabia. After him are Arnold J. Toynbee, Josephine Baker, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Jimmy Hoffa, Saint-John Perse, and George Paget Thomson.

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Among people born in Russia, Mikhail Bakhtin ranks 95 out of 2,688Before him are Alexander Suvorov (1730), Valery Legasov (1936), Alexis of Russia (1629), Georgy Malenkov (1902), Nikolai Yezhov (1895), and Alexander Kerensky (1881). After him are Mikhail Lomonosov (1711), Boris Spassky (1937), Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857), Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850), Ivan VI of Russia (1740), and Nikolai Bukharin (1888).


Among philosophers born in Russia, Mikhail Bakhtin ranks 3Before him are Immanuel Kant (1724) and Mikhail Bakunin (1814). After him are Georgi Plekhanov (1856), Vladimir Solovyov (1853), Johann Georg Hamann (1730), Yuri Lotman (1922), Alexandre Kojève (1902), Alexandre Koyré (1892), Lev Gumilyov (1912), Sergei Bulgakov (1871), and Johann Christoph Gottsched (1700).