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Orlando Figes

1959 - Today

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Orlando Guy Figes () is a British historian and writer. Until his retirement, he was Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London, where he was made Emeritus Professor on his retirement. Figes is known for his works on Russian history, such as A People's Tragedy (1996), Natasha's Dance (2002), The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia (2007), Crimea (2010) and Just Send Me Word (2012). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Orlando Figes has received more than 402,371 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Orlando Figes is the 415th most popular historian (down from 322nd in 2019), the 4,417th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,404th in 2019) and the 51st most popular British Historian.

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Among historians, Orlando Figes ranks 415 out of 339Before her are Donald Nicol, Abd-al-Razzāq Samarqandī, William of Newburgh, Robert Jay Lifton, Albrecht Weber, and Timothy D. Snyder. After her are Horace Engdahl, Alessandro Barbero, Stephen F. Cohen, Jacques Barzun, R. H. Tawney, and Ivan Charota.

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Among people born in 1959, Orlando Figes ranks 335Before her are Tracey Ullman, Noureddine Bedoui, Yuriko Shima, Chingiz Abdullayev, Juan Antonio San Epifanio, and Brilliant Dadashova. After her are Dan Gilroy, Prithvirajsing Roopun, Yves Rossy, Mats Näslund, Zabou Breitman, and Amadou Gon Coulibaly.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Orlando Figes ranks 4,417 out of 7,765Before her are Ian Burgess (1930), Tony Cascarino (1962), Alexander Melville Bell (1819), Ray Wilkins (1956), Marmaduke Pickthall (1875), and Una O'Connor (1880). After her are Raymond Briggs (1934), John Ainsworth-Davis (1895), Kevin Warwick (1954), Pat Barker (1943), Dave Mason (1946), and Colin Baker (1943).

Among HISTORIANS In United Kingdom

Among historians born in United Kingdom, Orlando Figes ranks 51Before her are Timothy Garton Ash (1955), Kenneth Clark (1903), Arthur Smith Woodward (1864), Robert Service (1947), Donald Nicol (1923), and William of Newburgh (1130). After her are Lawrence Stone (1919), Richard Overy (1947), Mary Beard (1955), Iain Pears (1955), Mark Mazower (1958), and Jan Morris (1926).