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Sviatoslav Richter

1915 - 1997

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Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sviatoslav Richter has received more than 611,166 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. Sviatoslav Richter is the 82nd most popular musician (down from 68th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 42nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Ukrainian Musician.

Sviatoslav Richter is most famous for his interpretations of Beethoven's sonatas.

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  • 66.63

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 44

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Sviatoslav Richter ranks 82 out of 2,662Before him are Iggy Pop, Mstislav Rostropovich, Goran Bregović, Paco de Lucía, Yehudi Menuhin, and Richard Clayderman. After him are John Coltrane, Lou Reed, Barry Gibb, Paul Simon, Thomas Bangalter, and Karl Thomas Mozart.

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Among people born in 1915, Sviatoslav Richter ranks 21Before him are Jerome Bruner, Stanley Matthews, Yitzhak Shamir, Joachim Peiper, Paul Tibbets, and Aung San. After him are Saul Bellow, Fred Hoyle, Hu Yaobang, Les Paul, Curd Jürgens, and Charles H. Townes. Among people deceased in 1997, Sviatoslav Richter ranks 20Before him are Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Bohumil Hrabal, The Notorious B.I.G., Hans Eysenck, Isaiah Berlin, and William S. Burroughs. After him are Melvin Calvin, Robert Mitchum, Allen Ginsberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Bảo Đại, and Fred Zinnemann.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Sviatoslav Richter ranks 52 out of 1,083Before him are George Gamow (1904), Symon Petliura (1879), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), Anne of Kiev (1025), Vasily Grossman (1905), and Lazar Kaganovich (1893). After him are Rodion Malinovsky (1898), Nikolai Berdyaev (1874), David Oistrakh (1908), Levi Eshkol (1895), Lesya Ukrainka (1871), and Andrey Vyshinsky (1883).

Among MUSICIANS In Ukraine

Among musicians born in Ukraine, Sviatoslav Richter ranks 2Before him are Vladimir Horowitz (1903). After him are David Oistrakh (1908), Emil Gilels (1916), Isaac Stern (1920), Heinrich Neuhaus (1888), Leonid Kogan (1924), Igor Oistrakh (1931), Gregor Piatigorsky (1903), Nathan Milstein (1902), Nikolai Kapustin (1937), and Alexander Siloti (1863).