Nikolai Gogol

1809 - 1852

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Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol (; Russian: Никола́й Васи́льевич Го́голь, tr. Nikolay Vasil'yevich Gogol', IPA: [nʲɪkɐˈlaj vɐˈsʲilʲjɪvʲɪdʑ ˈɡoɡəlʲ]; Ukrainian: Мико́ла Васи́льович Го́голь, romanized: Mykola Vasyl'ovych Hohol', né Yanovsky (Russian: Яновский, Ukrainian: Яновський, romanized: Yanovs'ky); 1 April [O.S. 20 March] 1809 – 4 March [O.S. 21 February] 1852) was a Russian novelist, short story writer and playwright of Ukrainian origin.Gogol was one of the first to use the technique of the grotesque, in works such as "The Nose", "Viy", "The Overcoat", and "Nevsky Prospekt". These stories, and others such as "Diary of a Madman", have also been noted for their proto-surrealist qualities. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolai Gogol has received more than 2,109,509 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 94 in 2019). Nikolai Gogol is the 57th most popular writer (up from 67th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Ukraine and the most popular Ukrainian Writer.

Nikolai Gogol is most famous for his short story "The Nose," which is about a man who wakes up one morning to find that his nose has disappeared.

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Among writers, Nikolai Gogol ranks 57 out of 5,794Before him are Aristophanes, Friedrich Schiller, Daniel Defoe, Euripides, Bertolt Brecht, and Jane Austen. After him are Gustave Flaubert, Stefan Zweig, Sappho, Maxim Gorky, Umberto Eco, and Lord Byron.

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Among people born in 1809, Nikolai Gogol ranks 4Before him are Charles Darwin, Edgar Allan Poe, and Abraham Lincoln. After him are Felix Mendelssohn, Louis Braille, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Bruno Bauer, William Ewart Gladstone, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and Joseph Liouville. Among people deceased in 1852, Nikolai Gogol ranks 1After him are Louis Braille, Friedrich Fröbel, Ada Lovelace, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Henry Clay, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Auguste de Marmont, Johan Gadolin, Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, Karl Bryullov, and Vasily Zhukovsky.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Nikolai Gogol ranks 4 out of 913Before him are Leon Trotsky (1879), Hurrem Sultan (1502), and Leonid Brezhnev (1906). After him are Sergei Prokofiev (1891), Kazimir Malevich (1879), Golda Meir (1898), Mikhail Bulgakov (1891), John III Sobieski (1629), Joseph Conrad (1857), Ilya Repin (1844), and Helena Blavatsky (1831).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Nikolai Gogol ranks 1After him are Mikhail Bulgakov (1891), Joseph Conrad (1857), Svetlana Alexievich (1948), Anna Akhmatova (1889), Taras Shevchenko (1814), Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), Sholem Aleichem (1859), Joseph Roth (1894), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), and Vasily Grossman (1905).