Nicholas Roerich

1874 - 1947

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Nicholas Roerich (; October 9, 1874 – December 13, 1947) – known also as Nikolai Konstantinovich Rerikh (Russian: Никола́й Константи́нович Ре́рих) – was a Russian painter, writer, archaeologist, theosophist, philosopher, and public figure, who in his youth was influenced by a movement in Russian society around 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 a Russian mother, Roerich lived in various places around the world until his death in Naggar, Himachal Pradesh, India. Trained as an artist and a lawyer, his main interests were literature, philosophy, archaeology, and especially art. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicholas Roerich has received more than 586,701 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Nicholas Roerich is the 204th most popular painter (up from 214th in 2019), the 191st most popular biography from Russia (up from 198th 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 204 out of 1,428. Before him are Luca Giordano, Jeanne Hébuterne, Suzanne Valadon, Margaret Keane, Hans Baldung, and František Kupka. After him are Ivan Shishkin, Aristide Maillol, Pietro da Cortona, Andrea Pozzo, Gerard van Honthorst, and Andrea del Castagno.

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Among people born in 1874, Nicholas Roerich ranks 24Before him are G. K. Chesterton, Carl Bosch, António Egas Moniz, Sunjong of Korea, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and Nikolai Berdyaev. After him are Ernest Shackleton, Karl Kraus, Gustav Holst, Konstantin Päts, Inessa Armand, and August Krogh. Among people deceased in 1947, Nicholas Roerich ranks 25Before him are Anton Denikin, Halford Mackinder, Karl Mannheim, Ernst Lubitsch, Pierre Bonnard, and Frederick Gowland Hopkins. After him are Han van Meegeren, Victor Lustig, Irving Fisher, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, and Luigi Russolo.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Nicholas Roerich ranks 191 out of 2,688. Before him are Yemelyan Pugachev (1742), Sabina Spielrein (1885), Yakov Sverdlov (1885), Seraphim of Sarov (1754), Wladimir Köppen (1846), and Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia (1657). After him are Ivan Shishkin (1832), Alexander Herzen (1812), Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg (1599), Ilya Frank (1908), Vladimir Solovyov (1853), and Pitirim Sorokin (1889).

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), Viktor Vasnetsov (1848), Ivan Kramskoi (1837), Alexej von Jawlensky (1864), Vasily Vereshchagin (1842), Karl Bryullov (1799), Lovis Corinth (1858), and Mikhail Vrubel (1856).