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 Russian 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 (also called Belaya gvardiya) (Russian: Белая гвардия, romanized: B'elaya gvardiya), his plays Ivan Vasilievich, Flight (also called The Run) (Russian: Бег, romanized: B'eg), The Days of the Turbins (Russian: Дни Турбиных, romanized: Dn'i Turb'inykh), 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 1,178,103 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Mikhail Bulgakov is the 152nd most popular writer (up from 176th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 13th 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 152 out of 5,794Before him are John Steinbeck, H. P. Lovecraft, Pliny the Younger, Ferdowsi, Lou Andreas-Salomé, and André Breton. After him are Pindar, Novalis, Janusz Korczak, William Faulkner, Ray Bradbury, and H. G. Wells.

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Among people born in 1891, Mikhail Bulgakov ranks 5Before him are Erwin Rommel, Karl Dönitz, Sergei Prokofiev, and Antonio Gramsci. After him are Max Ernst, Walter Model, Edith Stein, James Chadwick, Henry Miller, Pär Lagerkvist, and Otto Dix. Among people deceased in 1940, Mikhail Bulgakov ranks 7Before him are Leon Trotsky, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Selma Lagerlöf, Paul Klee, Walter Benjamin, and J. J. Thomson. After him are Neville Chamberlain, Robert Wadlow, Nikolai Yezhov, Emma Goldman, Peter Behrens, and Carl Bosch.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Mikhail Bulgakov ranks 8 out of 913Before him are Hurrem Sultan (1502), Leonid Brezhnev (1906), Nikolai Gogol (1809), Sergei Prokofiev (1891), Kazimir Malevich (1879), and Golda Meir (1898). After him are John III Sobieski (1629), Joseph Conrad (1857), Ilya Repin (1844), Helena Blavatsky (1831), Hafsa Sultan (1479), and Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595).

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), Anna Akhmatova (1889), Taras Shevchenko (1814), Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), Sholem Aleichem (1859), Joseph Roth (1894), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), and Vasily Grossman (1905).