Osip Mandelstam

1891 - 1938

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Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam (Russian: Осип Эмильевич Мандельштам, IPA: [ˈosʲɪp ɨˈmʲilʲjɪvʲɪtɕ mənʲdʲɪlʲˈʂtam]; 14 January [O.S. 2 January] 1891 – 27 December 1938) was a Russian and Soviet poet. He was one of the foremost members of the Acmeist school. Osip Mandelstam was arrested during the repressions of the 1930s and sent into internal exile with his wife, Nadezhda Mandelstam. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Osip Mandelstam has received more than 540,862 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Osip Mandelstam is the 581st most popular writer (up from 672nd in 2019), the 114th most popular biography from Poland (up from 131st in 2019) and the 10th most popular Polish Writer.

Osip Mandelstam is most famous for being a Russian poet who was imprisoned and sentenced to death in a labor camp in 1938.

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Notable Works

Journey to Armenia
Yristia y Otros Poemas
Osip Mandelstam
Poems deal with history, idleness, nature, travel, Biblical stories, aging, death, war, love, and hope
Prose works
Literary Collections
Osip Mandelstam has come to be seen as a central figure in European modernism. This volume includes his autobiographical sketches, The Noise of Time; his novella The Egyptian Stamp; Fourth Prose; and his travel memoirs. There are essays by Clarence Brown.
Selected Poems

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Over the past year Osip Mandelstam has had the most page views in the with 307,379 views, followed by English (66,029), and French (18,201). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Georgian (531.86%), Basque (70.22%), and Latin (56.97%)


Among writers, Osip Mandelstam ranks 581 out of 7,302Before him are Sayat-Nova, James Baldwin, Ninon de l'Enclos, Władysław Reymont, Cassiodorus, and Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. After him are Enid Blyton, Abai Qunanbaiuly, Samuel Butler, Allen Ginsberg, Su Shi, and Wang Wei.

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Among people born in 1891, Osip Mandelstam ranks 24Before him are Genrikh Yagoda, Helmuth Weidling, Walther Bothe, Ilya Ehrenburg, Fritz Todt, and Frederick Banting. After him are Edward Bernays, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Alexander Rodchenko, Fumimaro Konoe, Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, and Grant Wood. Among people deceased in 1938, Osip Mandelstam ranks 20Before him are Alexei Rykov, Suzanne Valadon, Genrikh Yagoda, Carl von Ossietzky, Robert Johnson, and Muhammad Iqbal. After him are Marie of Romania, Christian Lous Lange, Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Bruno Taut, Vasily Blyukher, and Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Osip Mandelstam ranks 114 out of 1,694Before him are Zdzisław Beksiński (1929), Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899), Alexander Jagiellon (1461), Fred Zinnemann (1907), Jarosław Kaczyński (1949), and Władysław Reymont (1867). After him are Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen (1895), Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), Helena Rubinstein (1872), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Władysław Sikorski (1881), and Saint Casimir (1458).

Among WRITERS In Poland

Among writers born in Poland, Osip Mandelstam ranks 10Before him are Janusz Korczak (1878), Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902), Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846), Gerhart Hauptmann (1862), Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), and Władysław Reymont (1867). After him are Olga Tokarczuk (1962), Alfred Döblin (1878), Witold Gombrowicz (1904), Christa Wolf (1929), Jan Potocki (1761), and Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (1788).