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Mikhail Bulgakov

1891 - 1940

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Mikhail Afanasyevich Bulgakov (Russian: Михаил Афанасьевич Булгаков, IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈil ɐfɐˈnasʲjɪvʲɪtɕ bʊlˈɡakəf]; 15 May [O.S. 3 May] 1891 – 10 March 1940) was a Soviet writer, medical doctor, and playwright active in the first half of the 20th century. He is best known for his novel The Master and Margarita, published posthumously, which has been called one of the masterpieces of the 20th century.He is also known for his novel The White Guard; his plays Ivan Vasilievich, Flight (also called The Run), and The Days of the Turbins; and other works of the 1920s and 1930s. He wrote mostly about the horrors of the Russian Civil War and about the fate of Russian intellectuals and officers of the Tsarist Army caught up in revolution and Civil War.Some of his works (Flight, all his works between the years 1922 and 1926, and others) were banned by the Soviet government, and personally by Joseph Stalin, after it was decided by them that they "glorified emigration and White generals". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Bulgakov has received more than 1,476,474 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Mikhail Bulgakov is the 142nd most popular writer (up from 152nd in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 8th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Ukrainian Writer.

Mikhail Bulgakov is most famous for his novel, The Master and Margarita.

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Among writers, Mikhail Bulgakov ranks 142 out of 5,755Before him are Charlotte Brontë, Catullus, Tove Jansson, William Blake, H. G. Wells, and Kālidāsa. After him are Aldous Huxley, Guillaume Apollinaire, Emily Brontë, Murasaki Shikibu, Pindar, and Elias Canetti.

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Among people born in 1891, Mikhail Bulgakov ranks 6Before him are Karl Dönitz, Erwin Rommel, Antonio Gramsci, Sergei Prokofiev, and B. R. Ambedkar. After him are Walter Model, James Chadwick, Max Ernst, Edith Stein, Nelly Sachs, and Henry Miller. Among people deceased in 1940, Mikhail Bulgakov ranks 6Before him are Leon Trotsky, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Selma Lagerlöf, Neville Chamberlain, and Paul Klee. After him are Walter Benjamin, J. J. Thomson, Robert Wadlow, Nikolai Yezhov, Emma Goldman, and Carl Bosch.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Mikhail Bulgakov ranks 13 out of 1,083Before him are Hafsa Sultan (1479), Stepan Bandera (1909), Ilya Repin (1844), Golda Meir (1898), Kazimir Malevich (1879), and John III Sobieski (1629). After him are Joseph Conrad (1857), Helena Blavatsky (1831), Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595), Svetlana Alexievich (1948), Taras Shevchenko (1814), and Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Mikhail Bulgakov ranks 2Before him are Nikolai Gogol (1809). After him are Joseph Conrad (1857), Svetlana Alexievich (1948), Taras Shevchenko (1814), Anna Akhmatova (1889), Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), Joseph Roth (1894), Sholem Aleichem (1859), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), Vasily Grossman (1905), and Lesya Ukrainka (1871).