Sholem Aleichem

1859 - 1916

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Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich (Russian: Соломон Наумович Рабинович; March 2 [O.S. February 18] 1859 – May 13, 1916), better known under his pen name Sholem Aleichem (Yiddish and Hebrew: שלום עליכם, also spelled שאָלעם־אלייכעם in Soviet Yiddish, [ˈʃɔləm aˈlɛjxəm]; Russian and Ukrainian: Шо́лом-Але́йхем), was a Yiddish author and playwright who lived in the Russian Empire and in the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sholem Aleichem has received more than 796,237 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Sholem Aleichem is the 421st most popular writer (down from 407th in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 45th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Ukrainian Writer.

Sholem Aleichem is most famous for his work Tevye the Dairyman, which tells the story of a Jewish milkman and his family in a Russian village.

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Notable Works

The old country
As managing director of the London Underground in the 1920s and the first chief executive of London Transport, Frank Pick (1878–1941) had more influence than any other individual on the look of 20th-century London. Pick’s vision for the city was more powerful than anyone’s since Christopher Wren, and his pas­sionate belief in the social and civic value of good, practical applied art and design was extended across his vast organization. Frank Pick’s London explores his extraordinary contribution to the environment and everyday experience of modern London through his meticulously planned approach to everything from maps through the distinctive red, white, and blue Underground logo and typeface to publicity posters and upholstery fabrics created by famous artists such as Man Ray, Edward McKnight Kauffer, Paul Nash, and Edward Bawden.
Stories and satires
The great fair
Short stories


Among writers, Sholem Aleichem ranks 421 out of 7,302Before him are Patrick Modiano, Ivar Aasen, Savitribai Phule, Heinrich Mann, John Keats, and Arion. After him are Lactantius, Constantine P. Cavafy, Seneca the Elder, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Nadine Gordimer, and Vladimir Vysotsky.

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Among people born in 1859, Sholem Aleichem ranks 14Before him are John Dewey, Svante Arrhenius, Alfred Dreyfus, Georges Seurat, Yuan Shikai, and Billy the Kid. After him are Verner von Heidenstam, Jean Jaurès, Alexandre Millerand, George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Jerome K. Jerome, and Pierre Janet. Among people deceased in 1916, Sholem Aleichem ranks 15Before him are Élie Metchnikoff, Franz Marc, Odilon Redon, Umberto Boccioni, Richard Dedekind, and Henry James. After him are Charles de Foucauld, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Otto of Bavaria, Natsume Sōseki, José Echegaray, and Karl Schwarzschild.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Sholem Aleichem ranks 51 out of 1,365Before him are Vladimir Horowitz (1903), Simon Wiesenthal (1908), George Gamow (1904), Anne of Kiev (1025), Symon Petliura (1879), and Joseph Roth (1894). After him are Andrei Zhdanov (1896), Semyon Timoshenko (1895), Baal Shem Tov (1700), Yitzhak Ben-Zvi (1884), Valeriy Lobanovskyi (1939), and Vladimir II Monomakh (1053).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Sholem Aleichem ranks 10Before him are Svetlana Alexievich (1948), Stanisław Lem (1921), Mikhail Bulgakov (1891), Anna Akhmatova (1889), Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), and Joseph Roth (1894). After him are Vasily Grossman (1905), Lesya Ukrainka (1871), Ze'ev Jabotinsky (1880), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), Isaac Babel (1894), and Bruno Schulz (1892).