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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Lermontov has received more than 785,602 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Mikhail Lermontov is the 330th most popular writer (down from 295th in 2019), the 124th most popular biography from Russia (down from 103rd in 2019) and the 16th most popular Russian Writer.

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

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Among writers, Mikhail Lermontov ranks 330 out of 5,755Before him are Einhard, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Graham Greene, Elfriede Jelinek, Arthur Miller, and André Malraux. After him are Ali-Shir Nava'i, Michael Ende, Pierre Beaumarchais, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, Louise Glück, and Gerhart Hauptmann.

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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 Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Adolphe Sax, Julius von Mayer, Anders Jonas Ångström, Henri Nestlé, Hong Xiuquan, and Jenny von Westphalen. Among people deceased in 1841, Mikhail Lermontov ranks 2Before him is Johann Friedrich Herbart. After him are William Henry Harrison, Nicolas Appert, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Caroline of Baden, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Ferdinando Carulli, Johan August Arfwedson, Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, Friedrich Sertürner, and Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Mikhail Lermontov ranks 124 out of 3,262Before him are Tokhtamysh (1342), Ivan V of Russia (1666), Dzhokhar Dudayev (1944), Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850), Feodor II of Russia (1589), and Boris Spassky (1937). After him are Olga of Kiev (890), Nikolai Lobachevsky (1792), Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (1897), Arnold Sommerfeld (1868), Mikhail Glinka (1804), and Anatoly Dyatlov (1931).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Mikhail Lermontov ranks 16Before him are Vladimir Nabokov (1899), E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), Ivan Turgenev (1818), Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), and Mikhail Sholokhov (1905). After him are Sergei Yesenin (1895), Joseph Brodsky (1940), Vladimir Vysotsky (1938), Marina Tsvetaeva (1892), Ivan Bunin (1870), and Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884).