Nikolai Berdyaev

1874 - 1948

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Nikolai Alexandrovich Berdyaev (; Russian: Никола́й Алекса́ндрович Бердя́ев; March 18 [O.S. March 6] 1874 – March 24, 1948) was a Russian political, cosmist and Christian religious philosopher who emphasized the existential spiritual significance of human freedom and the human person. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolai Berdyaev has received more than 290,962 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Nikolai Berdyaev is the 242nd most popular philosopher (up from 252nd in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 60th in 2019) and the most popular Ukrainian Philosopher.

Nikolai Berdyaev was a Russian philosopher and religious thinker. He is most famous for his book "The Meaning of the Creative Act" which discusses the importance of creativity in human life.

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Among philosophers, Nikolai Berdyaev ranks 242 out of 1,089Before him are Cratylus, Ernst Bloch, Judah Loew ben Bezalel, Guy Debord, Iamblichus, and Milarepa. After him are Jacques Maritain, Isaiah Berlin, Hans Jonas, Orosius, Apollodorus of Athens, and Nicole Oresme.

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Among people born in 1874, Nikolai Berdyaev ranks 23Before him are Gertrude Stein, G. K. Chesterton, Carl Bosch, António Egas Moniz, Sunjong of Korea, and Hugo von Hofmannsthal. After him are Nicholas Roerich, Ernest Shackleton, Karl Kraus, Gustav Holst, Konstantin Päts, and Inessa Armand. Among people deceased in 1948, Nikolai Berdyaev ranks 16Before him are Andrei Zhdanov, Folke Bernadotte, Osamu Dazai, Johannes Blaskowitz, Karl Brandt, and Babe Ruth. After him are Ruth Benedict, Kurt Schwitters, Witold Pilecki, Maria Mandl, Karl Gebhardt, and Jan Masaryk.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Nikolai Berdyaev ranks 54 out of 913Before him are Vasily Grossman (1905), Moshe Sharett (1894), Vladimir II Monomakh (1053), Leonid Kuchma (1938), Lazar Kaganovich (1893), and Levi Eshkol (1895). After him are Isaac Babel (1894), Symon Petliura (1879), Anton Makarenko (1888), John Demjanjuk (1920), Oleg Antonov (1906), and Fanny Kaplan (1890).


Among philosophers born in Ukraine, Nikolai Berdyaev ranks 1After him are Anacharsis (-700), Lev Shestov (1866), P. D. Ouspensky (1878), Bion of Borysthenes (-325), Alexius Meinong (1853), Theophan Prokopovich (1681), Hugo Kołłątaj (1750), Georges Florovsky (1893), and Ber Borochov (1881).