Sholem Aleichem

1859 - 1916

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Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich, better known under his pen name Sholem Aleichem (Yiddish and Hebrew: שלום עליכם‎, also spelled שאָלעמ־אלייכעמ‎ in Soviet Yiddish, [ˈʃɔləm aˈlɛjxəm]; Russian and Ukrainian: Шо́лом-Але́йхем) (March 2 [O.S. February 18] 1859 – May 13, 1916), was a Yiddish author and playwright. The 1964 musical Fiddler on the Roof, based on his stories about Tevye the Dairyman, was the first commercially successful English-language stage production about Jewish life in Eastern Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sholem Aleichem has received more than 518,807 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Sholem Aleichem is the 349th most popular writer, the 35th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 38th in 2019) and the 9th 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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Among writers, Sholem Aleichem ranks 349 out of 5,794Before him are Graham Greene, Napoleon Hill, Margaret Atwood, Henry James, Kenzaburō Ōe, and Théophile Gautier. After him are Paul Celan, Archilochus, Paul Heyse, W. B. Yeats, Dan Brown, and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.

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Among people born in 1859, Sholem Aleichem ranks 14Before him are Pierre Curie, Alfred Dreyfus, Georges Seurat, Svante Arrhenius, Billy the Kid, and Yuan Shikai. After him are Jean Jaurès, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Alexandre Millerand, Verner von Heidenstam, Jerome K. Jerome, and George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston. Among people deceased in 1916, Sholem Aleichem ranks 11Before him are Yuan Shikai, Élie Metchnikoff, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Franz Marc, William Ramsay, and Henry James. After him are Odilon Redon, Umberto Boccioni, Richard Dedekind, Karl Schwarzschild, Otto of Bavaria, and Helmuth von Moltke the Younger.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Sholem Aleichem ranks 35 out of 913Before him are Vaslav Nijinsky (1889), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), Vladimir Horowitz (1903), Stepan Bandera (1909), Nestor Makhno (1888), and Igor Sikorsky (1889). After him are George Gamow (1904), Grigory Zinoviev (1883), Joseph Roth (1894), Andrei Zhdanov (1896), Viktor Yanukovych (1950), and Simon Wiesenthal (1908).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Sholem Aleichem ranks 9Before him are Joseph Conrad (1857), Svetlana Alexievich (1948), Anna Akhmatova (1889), Taras Shevchenko (1814), Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), and Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888). After him are Joseph Roth (1894), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), Vasily Grossman (1905), Isaac Babel (1894), Anton Makarenko (1888), and Ze'ev Jabotinsky (1880).