Nikolay Chernyshevsky

1828 - 1889

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Nikolay Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky (24 July [O.S. 12 July] 1828 – 29 October [O.S. 17 October] 1889) was a Russian literary and social critic, journalist, novelist, democrat, and socialist philosopher, often identified as a utopian socialist and leading theoretician of Russian nihilism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolay Chernyshevsky has received more than 268,474 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Nikolay Chernyshevsky is the 648th most popular writer (up from 676th in 2019), the 212th most popular biography from Russia (up from 216th in 2019) and the 28th most popular Russian Writer.

Nikolay Chernyshevsky is most famous for his novel "What Is To Be Done?"

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Among writers, Nikolay Chernyshevsky ranks 648 out of 5,794Before him are Carlo Gozzi, Meera, John Irving, Camilo José Cela, Poliziano, and Aratus. After him are Ryszard Kapuściński, Jin Yong, Christopher Tolkien, Hermann Broch, Sven Hassel, and Giambattista Basile.

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Among people born in 1828, Nikolay Chernyshevsky ranks 11Before him are Rani of Jhansi, Saigō Takamori, Hippolyte Taine, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Charbel Makhlouf, and Randal Cremer. After him are John Langdon Down, Louise of the Netherlands, Joseph Swan, Albert of Saxony, Albert Marth, and Paul Gachet. Among people deceased in 1889, Nikolay Chernyshevsky ranks 10Before him are Jefferson Davis, Alexandre Cabanel, Baroness Mary Vetsera, Father Damien, Michel Eugène Chevreul, and Mihai Eminescu. After him are Luís I of Portugal, Wilkie Collins, Charles III, Prince of Monaco, Marie of Prussia, Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, and Robert Browning.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Nikolay Chernyshevsky ranks 212 out of 2,688Before him are Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin (1855), The French Angel (1903), Gherman Titov (1935), Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia (1857), Vasily Stalin (1921), and Viktor Korchnoi (1931). After him are Nikolai Vatutin (1901), Gerhard Barkhorn (1919), Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (1853), Vasily Smyslov (1921), Vladimir Vernadsky (1863), and Bruno Taut (1880).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Nikolay Chernyshevsky ranks 28Before him are Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883), Abai Qunanbaiuly (1845), Marina Tsvetaeva (1892), Ivan Bunin (1870), Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884), and Alexander Herzen (1812). After him are Viktor Shklovsky (1893), Alexander Blok (1880), Arthur Adamov (1908), Nikolay Karamzin (1766), Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz (1843), and Alexander Griboyedov (1795).