Mikhail Bakunin

1814 - 1876

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Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin (; 30 May [O.S. 18 May] 1814 – 1 July [O.S. 19 June] 1876) was a Russian revolutionary anarchist, socialist and founder of collectivist anarchism. He is considered among the most influential figures of anarchism and a major founder of the revolutionary socialist and social anarchist tradition. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Bakunin has received more than 1,774,761 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). Mikhail Bakunin is the 59th most popular philosopher (down from 54th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Russia and the 2nd most popular Philosopher.

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

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Among philosophers, Mikhail Bakunin ranks 59 out of 1,081Before him are Hannah Arendt, Lucretius, Plotinus, Henri Bergson, Anaxagoras, and Herbert Spencer. After him are Edmund Husserl, Gorgias, Pliny the Elder, Ludwig Feuerbach, Peter Abelard, and George Berkeley.

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Among people born in 1814, Mikhail Bakunin ranks 1After him are Jean-François Millet, Taras Shevchenko, Samuel Colt, Mikhail Lermontov, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Adolphe Sax, Julius von Mayer, Anders Jonas Ångström, 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, George Armstrong Custer, Karl Ernst von Baer, Catherine Labouré, Antonio López de Santa Anna, Truganini, Marie d'Agoult, Ildefons Cerdà, and Antoine Jérôme Balard.

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Among people born in Russia, Mikhail Bakunin ranks 26 out of 3,262Before him are Igor Stravinsky (1882), Kim Jong-il (1941), Isaac Asimov (1920), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Ayn Rand (1905), and Nicholas I of Russia (1796). After him are Dmitri Shostakovich (1906), Alexander III of Russia (1845), Yuri Andropov (1914), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873), Maxim Gorky (1868), and Lev Yashin (1929).


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), Alexandre Koyré (1892), Alexandre Kojève (1902), Johann Georg Hamann (1730), Yuri Lotman (1922), Lev Gumilyov (1912), Sergei Bulgakov (1871), and Ivan Ilyin (1883).