Shmuel Yosef Agnon

1888 - 1970

Shmuel Yosef Agnon

Shmuel Yosef Agnon (Hebrew: שמואל יוסף עגנון‎) (July 17, 1888 – February 17, 1970) was a Nobel Prize laureate writer and 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 242,865 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 290th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Shmuel Yosef Agnon ranks 288 out of 4,883Before him are Pär Lagerkvist, Bartolomé de las Casas, François Mauriac, Marguerite de Navarre, Gao Xingjian, and Mario Puzo. After him are Marguerite Duras, Beatrix Potter, Michael Ende, Italo Calvino, Roger Martin du Gard, and Carlos Castaneda.

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Among people born in 1888, Shmuel Yosef Agnon ranks 10Before him are T. E. Lawrence, John Logie Baird, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Otto Stern, Carl Schmitt, and Giorgio de Chirico. After him are José Raúl Capablanca, Nikolai Bukharin, Jean Monnet, Raymond Chandler, Nestor Makhno, and Roland Garros. Among people deceased in 1970, Shmuel Yosef Agnon ranks 17Before him are Max Born, Alexander Kerensky, Hjalmar Schacht, Nelly Sachs, Mark Rothko, and François Mauriac. After him are Paul Celan, Napoleon Hill, Édouard Daladier, Semyon Timoshenko, Rudolf Carnap, and C. V. Raman.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Shmuel Yosef Agnon ranks 31 out of 764Before him are Stanisław Leszczyński (1677), Stepan Bandera (1909), Ludwig von Mises (1881), Wilhelm Reich (1897), Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), and Kliment Voroshilov (1881). After him are Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942), Simon Wiesenthal (1908), Ivan Aivazovsky (1817), Paul Celan (1920), Lyudmila Pavlichenko (1916), and Igor Sikorsky (1889).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Shmuel Yosef Agnon ranks 9Before him are Mikhail Bulgakov (1891), Helena Blavatsky (1831), Taras Shevchenko (1814), Svetlana Alexievich (1948), Anna Akhmatova (1889), and Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836). After him are Paul Celan (1920), Sholem Aleichem (1859), Joseph Roth (1894), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), Anton Makarenko (1888), and Ze'ev Jabotinsky (1880).