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Tanya Savicheva

1930 - 1944

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Tatyana Nikolayevna Savicheva (Russian: Татья́на Никола́евна Са́вичева), commonly referred to as Tanya Savicheva ((1930-01-23)23 January 1930 – (1944-07-01)1 July 1944), was a Russian girl who kept a diary in 1942, whilst enduring the siege of Leningrad during World War II. During the siege, Savicheva recorded the successive deaths of each member of her family in her diary, with her final entry indicating her belief to be the sole living family member. Although Savicheva was rescued and transferred to a hospital, she succumbed to intestinal tuberculosis in July 1944 at age 14. Savicheva's image and the pages from her diary became symbolic of the human cost of the siege of Leningrad, and she is remembered in St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tanya Savicheva has received more than 445,603 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Tanya Savicheva is the 1,618th most popular writer (up from 1,714th in 2019), the 594th most popular biography from Russia (down from 579th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular Russian Writer.

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  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.75

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  • 3.14

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Among writers, Tanya Savicheva ranks 1,618 out of 5,755Before her are Hincmar, Ahmad ibn Mājid, Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Javier Marías, David Ogilvy, and Barbara Cartland. After her are Olaus Petri, Raul Hilberg, Archestratus, Watchman Nee, Mikhail Zoshchenko, and Jane Jacobs.

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Among people born in 1930, Tanya Savicheva ranks 121Before her are Walter Bonatti, William C. Campbell, Sergiu Nicolaescu, John Frankenheimer, Rahmon Nabiyev, and John Young. After her are Kinji Fukasaku, Ted Hughes, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Frank Lucas, Yves Rocher, and Ruth Rendell. Among people deceased in 1944, Tanya Savicheva ranks 98Before her are Aliya Moldagulova, Zinaida Portnova, Petr Ginz, Agustín Barrios, Kurt Gerron, and Chaim Rumkowski. After her are Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, Nikolai Polikarpov, Bernardino Machado, Felix Nussbaum, Hannah Szenes, and Pavel Haas.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Tanya Savicheva ranks 594 out of 3,262Before her are Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova (1743), Vasily Petrov (1917), Afanasy Fet (1820), Valery Chkalov (1904), Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859), and Yevgenia Ginzburg (1904). After her are Agrippina Vaganova (1879), Xenia of Saint Petersburg (1719), Eldar Ryazanov (1927), Konstantin Korovin (1861), Mikhail Zoshchenko (1894), and Vladimir Arsenyev (1872).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Tanya Savicheva ranks 73Before her are Korney Chukovsky (1882), Sergei Dovlatov (1941), Alexander Belyaev (1884), Dmitry Merezhkovsky (1866), Afanasy Fet (1820), and Yevgenia Ginzburg (1904). After her are Mikhail Zoshchenko (1894), Alexander Fadeyev (1901), John of Kronstadt (1829), Vasily Shukshin (1929), Konstantin Ushinsky (1823), and Nina Berberova (1901).