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Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin

1826 - 1889

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Mikhail Yevgrafovich Saltykov-Shchedrin (Russian: Михаи́л Евгра́фович Салтыко́в-Щедри́н, IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈil jɪvˈɡrafəvʲɪtɕ səltɨˈkof ɕːɪˈdrʲin]; 27 January [O.S. 15 January] 1826 – 10 May [O.S. 28 April] 1889), born Mikhail Yevgrafovich Saltykov and known during his lifetime by the pen name Nikolai Shchedrin (Russian: Николай Щедрин), was a major Russian writer and satirist of the 19th century. He spent most of his life working as a civil servant in various capacities. After the death of poet Nikolay Nekrasov, he acted as editor of a Russian literary magazine Otechestvenniye Zapiski until the Tsarist government banned it in 1884. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin has received more than 163,852 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin is the 1,498th most popular writer (down from 1,471st in 2019), the 544th most popular biography from Russia (down from 492nd in 2019) and the 66th most popular Russian Writer.

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Among writers, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin ranks 1,498 out of 5,755Before him are Hugo Claus, Erle Stanley Gardner, Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry, François de Malherbe, Georges Duhamel, and Gampopa. After him are Gottfried von Strassburg, Peter Abrahams, Håkan Nesser, Michael Moorcock, Nicholas Sparks, and Mehmet Akif Ersoy.

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Among people born in 1826, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin ranks 16Before him are Armand David, Zénobe Gramme, Frederic Edwin Church, Alexander Afanasyev, Danilo I, Prince of Montenegro, and Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. After him are Adolf Bastian, George Johnstone Stoney, Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mikhailovna of Russia, Karl von Piloty, Stephen Foster, and George B. McClellan. Among people deceased in 1889, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin ranks 23Before him are Giovanni Bottesini, Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies, Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, Robert Browning, Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges, and Ion Creangă. After him are John Ericsson, Ignacy Domeyko, Gaston Planté, Princess Eugénie of Sweden, Viktor Bunyakovsky, and Jules Dupré.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin ranks 544 out of 3,262Before him are Sergei Bulgakov (1871), Valentin Ivanov (1934), Vasily Degtyaryov (1880), Maria Miloslavskaya (1624), Anatoly Lyadov (1855), and Jean Béraud (1849). After him are Ivan Ilyin (1883), Nicolas de Staël (1914), Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark (1888), Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia (1896), Tode Mongke (1282), and Yuri Averbakh (1922).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin ranks 66Before him are Viktor Suvorov (1947), Daniil Kharms (1905), Konstantin Simonov (1915), Gavrila Derzhavin (1743), Mukhtar Auezov (1897), and Alexander Radishchev (1749). After him are Korney Chukovsky (1882), Sergei Dovlatov (1941), Alexander Belyaev (1884), Dmitry Merezhkovsky (1866), Afanasy Fet (1820), and Yevgenia Ginzburg (1904).