Mikhail Lermontov

1814 - 1841

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Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov (; Russian: Михаи́л Ю́рьевич Ле́рмонтов; 15 October [O.S. 3 October] 1814 – 27 July [O.S. 15 July] 1841) was a Russian Romantic writer, poet and painter, sometimes called "the poet of the Caucasus", the most important Russian poet after Alexander Pushkin's death in 1837 and the greatest figure in Russian Romanticism. His influence on Russian literature is felt in modern times, through his poetry, but also his prose, which founded the tradition of the Russian psychological novel. Lermontov was born on October 15, 1814 in Moscow into the Lermontov family and grew up in Tarkhany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Lermontov has received more than 986,578 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 85 in 2019). Mikhail Lermontov is the 356th most popular writer (down from 329th in 2019), the 125th most popular biography from Russia (down from 123rd in 2019) and the 17th most popular Russian Writer.

Mikhail Lermontov is most famous for his poem "The Death of a Poet."

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Notable Works

Geroĭ nashego vremeni
Polnoe sobranie sochineniĭ v 10 t
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Among writers, Mikhail Lermontov ranks 356 out of 7,302Before him are Joseph Brodsky, Ken Follett, Louise Glück, Yunus Emre, Ahmad Yasawi, and Herta Müller. After him are Simonides of Ceos, James Fenimore Cooper, Jorge Amado, Margaret Mitchell, Christine de Pizan, and Ian Fleming.

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Among people born in 1814, Mikhail Lermontov ranks 5Before him are Mikhail Bakunin, Jean-François Millet, Taras Shevchenko, and Samuel Colt. After him are Adolphe Sax, Anders Jonas Ångström, Julius von Mayer, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Henri Nestlé, Hong Xiuquan, and Jenny von Westphalen. Among people deceased in 1841, Mikhail Lermontov ranks 4Before him are Johann Friedrich Herbart, Nicolas Appert, and William Henry Harrison. After him are Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Caroline of Baden, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, Friedrich Sertürner, Johan August Arfwedson, Minh Mạng, and Ferdinando Carulli.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Mikhail Lermontov ranks 125 out of 3,761Before him are Mikhail Bakhtin (1895), Feodor III of Russia (1661), Vasily Chuikov (1900), Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), False Dmitry I (1581), and Joseph Brodsky (1940). After him are Mikhail Botvinnik (1911), Anatoly Karpov (1951), Vasili IV of Russia (1552), Vasili III of Russia (1479), Nikolai Yezhov (1895), and Sergei Yesenin (1895).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Mikhail Lermontov ranks 17Before him are Boris Pasternak (1890), Ivan Turgenev (1818), Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), and Joseph Brodsky (1940). After him are Sergei Yesenin (1895), Vladimir Vysotsky (1938), Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884), Ivan Bunin (1870), Marina Tsvetaeva (1892), and Alexander Herzen (1812).