Panait Istrati

1884 - 1935

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Panait Istrati (Romanian: [panaˈit isˈtrati]; sometimes rendered as Panaït Istrati; August 10, 1884 – April 16, 1935) was a Romanian working class writer, who wrote in French and Romanian, nicknamed The Maxim Gorky of the Balkans. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Panait Istrati has received more than 88,896 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Panait Istrati is the 959th most popular writer (up from 1,074th in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from Romania (up from 62nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Romanian Writer.

Panait Istrati is most famous for his novel "The Forest Passage" which is a memoir of his time in Russia and Romania.

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Among writers, Panait Istrati ranks 959 out of 5,794Before him are Roger Zelazny, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Henri Troyat, Jorge Semprún, Antonio Tabucchi, and Clifford D. Simak. After him are Vinicius de Moraes, Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Aelia Eudocia, Derek Walcott, Katherine Mansfield, and Khaled al-Asaad.

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Among people born in 1884, Panait Istrati ranks 35Before him are Vincent Auriol, Max Beckmann, Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland, Rajendra Prasad, and Otto Rank. After him are Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh, Étienne Gilson, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Petru Groza, Hugo Schmeisser, and Clark L. Hull. Among people deceased in 1935, Panait Istrati ranks 31Before him are Hugo Junkers, Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia, John Macleod, Mihajlo Pupin, Johan Halvorsen, and Komitas. After him are Josef Suk, Rashid Rida, Aron Nimzowitsch, Magnus Hirschfeld, Paul Bourget, and Kurt Tucholsky.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Panait Istrati ranks 54 out of 572Before him are Basarab I of Wallachia (1275), Gabriel Bethlen (1580), Gheorghe Hagi (1965), Radu cel Frumos (1438), Ilie Năstase (1946), and Ștefan Kovács (1920). After him are David Wechsler (1896), Mundzuk (368), Sigismund Báthory (1572), Ion Ivanovici (1845), Mihnea cel Rău (1462), and Elisabeth of Romania (1894).

Among WRITERS In Romania

Among writers born in Romania, Panait Istrati ranks 9Before him are Paul Celan (1920), Herta Müller (1953), Jacob L. Moreno (1889), Elie Wiesel (1928), Mihai Eminescu (1850), and Dimitrie Cantemir (1673). After him are Dositej Obradović (1742), Károly Kerényi (1897), Lajos Zilahy (1891), Ion Creangă (1837), Ion Luca Caragiale (1852), and Dora d'Istria (1828).