Nikolai Gogol

1809 - 1852

Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (; Russian: Николай Васильевич Гоголь, tr. Nikolay Vasilievich Gogol, IPA: [nʲɪkɐˈlaj vɐˈsʲilʲjɪvʲɪtɕ ˈgogəlʲ]; Ukrainian: Микола Васильович Гоголь, romanized: Mykola Vasylovych Hohol; 1 April [O.S. 20 March] 1809 – 4 March [O.S. 21 February] 1852) was a Russian dramatist of Ukrainian origin.Although Gogol was considered by his contemporaries to be one of the preeminent figures of the natural school of Russian literary realism, later critics have found in his work a fundamentally romantic sensibility, with strains of surrealism and the grotesque ("The Nose", "Viy", "The Overcoat", "Nevsky Prospekt"). His early works, such as Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka, were influenced by his Ukrainian upbringing, Ukrainian culture and folklore. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolai Gogol has received more than 1,456,790 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 68th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Nikolai Gogol ranks 67 out of 4,883Before him are Gabriel García Márquez, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Rabindranath Tagore, Marquis de Sade, and Gustave Flaubert. After him are Lewis Carroll, Hesiod, Charles Perrault, Milan Kundera, Jack London, and George Bernard Shaw.

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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, William Ewart Gladstone, Bruno Bauer, 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, Auguste de Marmont, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Johan Gadolin, Karl Bryullov, Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, and Vasily Zhukovsky.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Nikolai Gogol ranks 4 out of 764Before him are Hurrem Sultan (1502), Leon Trotsky (1879), and Leonid Brezhnev (1906). After him are Golda Meir (1898), Sergei Prokofiev (1891), Kazimir Malevich (1879), Albertus Magnus (1206), John III Sobieski (1629), Hafsa Sultan (1479), Joseph Conrad (1857), and Vladimir the Great (958).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Nikolai Gogol ranks 1After him are Joseph Conrad (1857), Mikhail Bulgakov (1891), Helena Blavatsky (1831), Taras Shevchenko (1814), Svetlana Alexievich (1948), Anna Akhmatova (1889), Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), Paul Celan (1920), Sholem Aleichem (1859), and Joseph Roth (1894).