Mikhail Bakunin

1814 - 1876

Photo of Mikhail Bakunin

Icon of person Mikhail Bakunin

Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin ( bə-KOO-nin; 30 May 1814 – 1 July 1876) was a Russian revolutionary anarchist. He is among the most influential figures of anarchism and a major figure in the revolutionary socialist, social anarchist, and collectivist anarchist traditions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Bakunin has received more than 2,264,920 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Mikhail Bakunin is the 58th most popular philosopher (up from 60th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Russia and the 2nd most popular Russian Philosopher.

Mikhail Bakunin is most famous for his involvement in the International Workingmen's Association and the First International, which he helped found.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 78.09

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 92

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.81

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.46

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among philosophers, Mikhail Bakunin ranks 58 out of 1,267Before him are Plotinus, Michel Foucault, Thomas More, Henri Bergson, Karl Popper, and Zeno of Elea. After him are Epictetus, Herbert Spencer, Michel de Montaigne, Ibn Arabi, Pliny the Elder, and Gorgias.

Most Popular Philosophers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1814, Mikhail Bakunin ranks 1After him are Jean-François Millet, Taras Shevchenko, Samuel Colt, Mikhail Lermontov, Adolphe Sax, Anders Jonas Ångström, Julius von Mayer, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Henri Nestlé, Hong Xiuquan, and Jenny von Westphalen. Among people deceased in 1876, Mikhail Bakunin ranks 1After him are George Sand, Abdülaziz, Josephine of Leuchtenberg, Truganini, Karl Ernst von Baer, George Armstrong Custer, Antonio López de Santa Anna, Catherine Labouré, Marie d'Agoult, Ildefons Cerdà, and Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg.

Others Born in 1814

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1876

Go to all Rankings

In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Mikhail Bakunin ranks 26 out of 3,761Before him are Ivan Pavlov (1849), Ayn Rand (1905), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Lev Yashin (1929), Maxim Gorky (1868), and Isaac Asimov (1920). After him are Igor Stravinsky (1882), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), Yuri Andropov (1914), Alexander III of Russia (1845), and Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873).


Among philosophers born in Russia, Mikhail Bakunin ranks 2Before him are Immanuel Kant (1724). After him are Mikhail Bakhtin (1895), Georgi Plekhanov (1856), Vladimir Solovyov (1853), Johann Georg Hamann (1730), Alexandre Koyré (1892), Alexandre Kojève (1902), Ivan Ilyin (1883), P. D. Ouspensky (1878), Yuri Lotman (1922), and Sergei Bulgakov (1871).