Mikhail Sholokhov

1905 - 1984

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Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov (Russian: Михаил Александрович Шолохов, IPA: [ˈʂoləxəf]; 24 May [O.S. 11 May] 1905 – 21 February 1984) was a Russian novelist and winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Sholokhov has received more than 462,693 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 93 in 2019). Mikhail Sholokhov is the 333rd most popular writer (down from 296th in 2019), the 122nd most popular biography from Russia (down from 108th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Russian Writer.

Mikhail Sholokhov is most famous for writing the novel "And Quiet Flows the Don."

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Notable Works

Podni︠a︡tai︠a︡ t︠s︡elina
The Don flows home to the sea
Tikhiĭ Don
Soviet Union
Slovo o rodine
Sudʹba cheloveka
Tikhii Don


Among writers, Mikhail Sholokhov ranks 333 out of 7,302Before him are Ève Curie, Pär Lagerkvist, André Malraux, Théophile Gautier, Coen brothers, and William Wordsworth. After him are David Woodard, Paul Celan, Paul Éluard, Lorenzo Valla, Wilhelm Grimm, and Callimachus.

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Among people born in 1905, Mikhail Sholokhov ranks 14Before him are Greta Garbo, Henry Fonda, Dag Hammarskjöld, Christian Dior, Carl David Anderson, and Faustina Kowalska. After him are Astrid of Sweden, Vasily Grossman, Maria von Trapp, Felix Bloch, Arthur Koestler, and Marcel Lefebvre. Among people deceased in 1984, Mikhail Sholokhov ranks 7Before him are Richard Burton, Michel Foucault, Yuri Andropov, Indira Gandhi, Paul Dirac, and François Truffaut. After him are Johnny Weissmuller, Mohamed Naguib, Julio Cortázar, Martin Niemöller, Alfred Kastler, and Tigran Petrosian.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Mikhail Sholokhov ranks 122 out of 3,761Before him are Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (1878), Ivan V of Russia (1666), Sergey Kirov (1886), Mikhail Bakhtin (1895), Feodor III of Russia (1661), and Vasily Chuikov (1900). After him are False Dmitry I (1581), Joseph Brodsky (1940), Mikhail Lermontov (1814), Mikhail Botvinnik (1911), Anatoly Karpov (1951), and Vasili IV of Russia (1552).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Mikhail Sholokhov ranks 15Before him are E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), Boris Pasternak (1890), Ivan Turgenev (1818), Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), and Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926). After him are Joseph Brodsky (1940), Mikhail Lermontov (1814), Sergei Yesenin (1895), Vladimir Vysotsky (1938), Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884), and Ivan Bunin (1870).