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 318,332 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Mikhail Sholokhov is the 367th most popular writer (down from 315th in 2019), the 120th most popular biography from Russia (down from 110th 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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Among writers, Mikhail Sholokhov ranks 367 out of 5,794Before him are Einhard, Ammianus Marcellinus, Callimachus, Jacques Prévert, Shams Tabrizi, and Alphonse de Lamartine. After him are John Galsworthy, Heinrich Mann, Joseph Roth, Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, and Jorge Amado.

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Among people born in 1905, Mikhail Sholokhov ranks 14Before him are Henry Fonda, Elias Canetti, Viktor Frankl, Dag Hammarskjöld, Faustina Kowalska, and Astrid of Sweden. After him are Carl David Anderson, Felix Bloch, Vasily Grossman, Arthur Koestler, Raymond Cattell, and Marcel Lefebvre. Among people deceased in 1984, Mikhail Sholokhov ranks 12Before him are François Truffaut, Paul Dirac, Johnny Weissmuller, Ed Gein, Truman Capote, and Martin Niemöller. After him are Marvin Gaye, Tigran Petrosian, Julio Cortázar, Anna Anderson, Oleg Antonov, and Alfred Kastler.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Mikhail Sholokhov ranks 120 out of 2,688Before him are Mily Balakirev (1837), Vasily Chuikov (1900), Vladimir Komarov (1927), Nikolai Lobachevsky (1792), Alexander Kolchak (1874), and Vasili III of Russia (1479). After him are Arnold Sommerfeld (1868), Mikhail Botvinnik (1911), Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1899), Anatoly Dyatlov (1931), Alexei Leonov (1934), and Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (1897).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Mikhail Sholokhov ranks 15Before him are Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), Boris Pasternak (1890), Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), and Mikhail Lermontov (1814). After him are Vladimir Vysotsky (1938), Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), Ivan Krylov (1769), Ivan Goncharov (1812), Sergei Yesenin (1895), and Joseph Brodsky (1940).