Nestor the Chronicler

1056 - 1106

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Nestor the Chronicler or Nestor the Hagiographer (Church Slavonic: Нестор Летописец, romanized: Nestor Letopisec; c. 1056 – c. 1114) was a monk from the Kievan Rus who is known to have written two saints' lives: the Life of the Venerable Theodosius of the Kiev Caves and the Account about the Life and Martyrdom of the Blessed Passion Bearers Boris and Gleb. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nestor the Chronicler has received more than 140,665 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Nestor the Chronicler is the 757th most popular writer (up from 776th in 2019), the 103rd most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 95th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Ukrainian Writer.

Nestor the Chronicler was a Greek historian who wrote about the Trojan War and the events that followed. He is most famous for his writings on the Trojan War.

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Among writers, Nestor the Chronicler ranks 757 out of 7,302Before him are Clemens Brentano, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, Ulrich von Hutten, Antonio Machado, and Jean Anouilh. After him are Epicharmus of Kos, Antonio Tabucchi, Klaus Ebner, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Robert Ludlum, and Natalia Ginzburg.

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Among people born in 1056, Nestor the Chronicler ranks 2Before him is William II of England. After him are Al-Muqtadi, Baldwin II, Count of Hainaut, Sæmundr fróði, Judith of Bohemia, Reginald II, Count of Burgundy, Hildebert, and Cecilia of Normandy. Among people deceased in 1106, Nestor the Chronicler ranks 3Before him are Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor, and Yusuf ibn Tashfin. After him are Magnus, Duke of Saxony, Benno, Minamoto no Yoshiie, and Geoffrey IV, Count of Anjou.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Nestor the Chronicler ranks 103 out of 1,365Before him are Marie Bashkirtseff (1858), Andriy Shevchenko (1976), Reinhold Glière (1874), Roman Shukhevych (1907), Sergei Bondarchuk (1920), and John Demjanjuk (1920). After him are Karol Szymanowski (1882), Lev Shestov (1866), Yevgeny Primakov (1929), Gregory Skovoroda (1722), Vsevolod I of Kiev (1030), and Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki (1640).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Nestor the Chronicler ranks 21Before him are Isaac Babel (1894), Bruno Schulz (1892), Anton Makarenko (1888), Clarice Lispector (1920), Ivan Franko (1856), and Irène Némirovsky (1903). After him are Gregory Skovoroda (1722), Nikolai Ostrovsky (1904), Nikolay Nekrasov (1821), Juliusz Słowacki (1809), Hayim Nahman Bialik (1873), and Stanisław Jerzy Lec (1909).