Nicholas Roerich

1874 - 1947

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Nikolai Konstantinovich Rerikh (Russian: Николай Константинович Рерих), better known as Nicholas Roerich (; October 9, 1874 – December 13, 1947), was a Russian painter, writer, archaeologist, theosophist, philosopher, and public figure. In his youth he was influenced by Russian Symbolism, a movement in Russian society centered on the spiritual. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicholas Roerich has received more than 1,038,092 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Nicholas Roerich is the 233rd most popular painter (down from 184th in 2019), the 212th most popular biography from Russia (down from 177th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Russian Painter.

Nicholas Roerich was a Russian painter, philosopher, archaeologist, and public figure. He is most famous for his paintings of the Himalayas.

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Among painters, Nicholas Roerich ranks 233 out of 2,023Before him are Ferdinand Hodler, Charles-François Daubigny, Agostino Carracci, Peder Severin Krøyer, Gerard van Honthorst, and Lorenzo Lotto. After him are Lorenzo di Credi, Jacopo Bellini, Jacques Callot, Angela Hitler, Marie Bashkirtseff, and Gerard ter Borch.

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Among people born in 1874, Nicholas Roerich ranks 28Before him are W. Somerset Maugham, August Krogh, Karl Kraus, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Ernest Shackleton, and Konstantin Päts. After him are Reinhold Glière, Antanas Smetona, Inessa Armand, Gustav Holst, Luigi Einaudi, and Vsevolod Meyerhold. Among people deceased in 1947, Nicholas Roerich ranks 26Before him are Ernst Lubitsch, Han van Meegeren, G. H. Hardy, Karl Mannheim, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, and Pierre Bonnard. After him are Black Dahlia, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Stanley Baldwin, Victor Lustig, and Alexander Löhr.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Nicholas Roerich ranks 212 out of 3,761Before him are Mikhail Suslov (1902), Olga Constantinovna of Russia (1851), Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (1853), Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928), Gherman Titov (1935), and Igor Tamm (1895). After him are Alexander Rodchenko (1891), Gennady Zyuganov (1944), Fritz Albert Lipmann (1899), Raisa Gorbacheva (1932), Ivan Goncharov (1812), and Nikolai Vatutin (1901).

Among PAINTERS In Russia

Among painters born in Russia, Nicholas Roerich ranks 4Before him are Wassily Kandinsky (1866), Andrei Rublev (1360), and Ivan Shishkin (1832). After him are Ivan Kramskoi (1837), Natalia Goncharova (1881), Vasily Vereshchagin (1842), Viktor Vasnetsov (1848), Alexej von Jawlensky (1864), Karl Bryullov (1799), Valentin Serov (1865), and Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov (1806).