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Sholem Aleichem

1859 - 1916

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Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich (Соломон Наумович Рабинович), 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) (March 2 [O.S. February 18] 1859 – May 13, 1916), was a Yiddish author and playwright who lived in the Russian Empire and in the United States. The 1964 musical Fiddler on the Roof, based on Aleichem's 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 658,024 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Sholem Aleichem is the 410th most popular writer (down from 349th in 2019), the 45th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 35th 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 410 out of 5,755Before him are Paul Auster, Propertius, Martial, Alvin Toffler, Tom Clancy, and W. B. Yeats. After him are Gertrude Stein, Saint-John Perse, Thomas Bernhard, Meera, Lactantius, and Alphonse de Lamartine.

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Among people born in 1859, Sholem Aleichem ranks 14Before him are L. L. Zamenhof, Svante Arrhenius, Georges Seurat, Alfred Dreyfus, Billy the Kid, and Yuan Shikai. After him are Jean Jaurès, Alexandre Millerand, George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Verner von Heidenstam, Hugo Junkers, and Alexander Stepanovich Popov. Among people deceased in 1916, Sholem Aleichem ranks 14Before him are Élie Metchnikoff, Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Odilon Redon, Franz Marc, William Ramsay, and Henry James. After him are Richard Dedekind, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Otto of Bavaria, Charles de Foucauld, Natsume Sōseki, and Karl Schwarzschild.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Sholem Aleichem ranks 45 out of 1,083Before him are Ivan Mazepa (1639), Andrei Zhdanov (1896), Igor Sikorsky (1889), Joseph Roth (1894), Petro Poroshenko (1965), and Vladimir II Monomakh (1053). After him are George Gamow (1904), Symon Petliura (1879), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), Anne of Kiev (1025), Vasily Grossman (1905), and Lazar Kaganovich (1893).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Sholem Aleichem ranks 9Before him are Joseph Conrad (1857), Svetlana Alexievich (1948), Taras Shevchenko (1814), Anna Akhmatova (1889), Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), and Joseph Roth (1894). After him are Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), Vasily Grossman (1905), Lesya Ukrainka (1871), Isaac Babel (1894), Irène Némirovsky (1903), and Anton Makarenko (1888).