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Nicholas Roerich

1874 - 1947

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Nicholas Roerich (; October 9, 1874 – December 13, 1947), also known as Nikolai Konstantinovich Rerikh (Russian: Никола́й Константи́нович Ре́рих), 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. He was interested in hypnosis and other spiritual practices and his paintings are said to have hypnotic expression.Born in Saint Petersburg, to a well-to-do notary public Baltic German father and to a Russian mother, Roerich lived in various places in the world until his death in Naggar, Himachal Pradesh, India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicholas Roerich has received more than 829,678 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Nicholas Roerich is the 182nd most popular painter (up from 204th in 2019), the 178th most popular biography from Russia (up from 190th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 182 out of 1,421Before him are Emil Nolde, Angelica Kauffman, Agostino Carracci, Pierre Bonnard, Francis Picabia, and Theo van Gogh. After him are Lucas Cranach the Younger, Thomas Gainsborough, John William Waterhouse, Margaret Keane, Pietro da Cortona, and Suzanne Valadon.

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Among people born in 1874, Nicholas Roerich ranks 25Before him are Gertrude Stein, G. K. Chesterton, Ernest Shackleton, Nikolai Berdyaev, Talaat Pasha, and Hugo von Hofmannsthal. After him are August Krogh, Gustav Holst, Konstantin Päts, Karl Kraus, Antanas Smetona, and Inessa Armand. Among people deceased in 1947, Nicholas Roerich ranks 25Before him are Han van Meegeren, Aung San, Anton Denikin, Ernst Lubitsch, Pierre Bonnard, and Karl Mannheim. After him are Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Victor Lustig, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Stanley Baldwin, G. H. Hardy, and Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Nicholas Roerich ranks 178 out of 3,262Before him are Sergei Diaghilev (1872), Gotthard Heinrici (1886), Yuri Dolgorukiy (1095), Marina Tsvetaeva (1892), Anatoly Karpov (1951), and Alexander Friedmann (1888). After him are Vladimir Propp (1895), Seraphim of Sarov (1754), Nikolai Vatutin (1901), Igor Tamm (1895), Ivan Bunin (1870), and Alexander Rodchenko (1891).

Among PAINTERS In Russia

Among painters born in Russia, Nicholas Roerich ranks 3Before him are Wassily Kandinsky (1866) and Andrei Rublev (1360). After him are Ivan Shishkin (1832), Natalia Goncharova (1881), Ivan Kramskoi (1837), Viktor Vasnetsov (1848), Alexej von Jawlensky (1864), Vasily Vereshchagin (1842), Valentin Serov (1865), Karl Bryullov (1799), and Lovis Corinth (1858).