Shmuel Yosef Agnon

1888 - 1970

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Shmuel Yosef Agnon (Hebrew: שמואל יוסף עגנון; July 17, 1888 – February 17, 1970) was one of the central figures of modern Hebrew fiction. In Hebrew, he is known by the acronym Shai Agnon (ש"י עגנון‎). In English, his works are published under the name S. Y. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shmuel Yosef Agnon has received more than 316,843 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Shmuel Yosef Agnon is the 320th most popular writer (down from 288th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 31st in 2019) and the 8th most popular Ukrainian Writer.

Shmuel Yosef Agnon was a Hebrew writer who is most famous for his novel "The Bridal Canopy" which won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1966.

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Among writers, Shmuel Yosef Agnon ranks 320 out of 5,794Before him are François Mauriac, Simonides of Ceos, Roger Martin du Gard, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, Wilhelm Grimm, and Anna Komnene. After him are Alejandro Jodorowsky, John Donne, Gregory of Tours, Luigi Pirandello, J. M. Barrie, and Pär Lagerkvist.

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Among people born in 1888, Shmuel Yosef Agnon ranks 12Before him are John Logie Baird, Carl Schmitt, Nikolai Bukharin, Giorgio de Chirico, Otto Stern, and José Raúl Capablanca. After him are Nestor Makhno, Raymond Chandler, Jean Monnet, C. V. Raman, T. S. Eliot, and Frans Eemil Sillanpää. Among people deceased in 1970, Shmuel Yosef Agnon ranks 16Before him are Yukio Mishima, Max Born, Hjalmar Schacht, Alexander Kerensky, Mark Rothko, and François Mauriac. After him are Napoleon Hill, Édouard Daladier, Paul Celan, C. V. Raman, Rudolf Carnap, and Semyon Timoshenko.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Shmuel Yosef Agnon ranks 30 out of 913Before him are Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), Ivan Aivazovsky (1817), Trofim Lysenko (1898), Ludwig von Mises (1881), Stanisław Leszczyński (1677), and Vaslav Nijinsky (1889). After him are Vladimir Horowitz (1903), Stepan Bandera (1909), Nestor Makhno (1888), Igor Sikorsky (1889), Sholem Aleichem (1859), and George Gamow (1904).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Shmuel Yosef Agnon ranks 8Before him are Mikhail Bulgakov (1891), Joseph Conrad (1857), Svetlana Alexievich (1948), Anna Akhmatova (1889), Taras Shevchenko (1814), and Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836). After him are Sholem Aleichem (1859), Joseph Roth (1894), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), Vasily Grossman (1905), Isaac Babel (1894), and Anton Makarenko (1888).