Tanya Savicheva

1930 - 1944

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Tatyana Nikolayevna Savicheva (Russian: Татья́на Никола́евна Са́вичева), commonly referred to as Tanya Savicheva (23 January 1930 – 1 July 1944), was a Russian child diarist who endured 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 337,089 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Tanya Savicheva is the 1,715th most popular writer (up from 1,773rd in 2019), the 581st most popular biography from Russia (up from 597th in 2019) and the 76th most popular Russian Writer.

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Among writers, Tanya Savicheva ranks 1,715 out of 5,794Before her are Arnaldur Indriðason, Augustin Barruel, Peter Abrahams, Terry Brooks, Sabino Arana, and Karin Boye. After her are Thomas Keneally, Eino Leino, Fredric Jameson, Juan Donoso Cortés, Gaius Julius Solinus, and Ted Hughes.

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Among people born in 1930, Tanya Savicheva ranks 127Before her are Bo Widerberg, Frank Lucas, Colin Dexter, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah, and Akiyuki Nosaka. After her are Ted Hughes, Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, Thomas P. Stafford, Oleg Popov, Harold Bloom, and Carolyn Jones. Among people deceased in 1944, Tanya Savicheva ranks 93Before her are Fritz Pfeffer, Frank Marshall, Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, Hannah Szenes, Agustín Barrios, and Józef Beck. After her are Nikolai Polikarpov, Fritz Witt, Emanuel Ringelblum, Felix Nussbaum, Wolf-Heinrich Graf von Helldorff, and Paul Cornu.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Tanya Savicheva ranks 581 out of 2,688Before her are Yaroslav of Tver (1230), Denis Fonvizin (1745), Otto Braun (1872), Vasily Petrov (1917), Sheikh Mansur (1750), and Aleksandr Karelin (1967). After her are Anna Dostoevskaya (1846), Nikolai Polikarpov (1892), Vasily Kalinnikov (1866), Andor Lilienthal (1911), Jean Béraud (1849), and Dmitri Hvorostovsky (1962).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Tanya Savicheva ranks 76Before her are Nina Berberova (1901), Alexander Belyaev (1884), Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova (1743), Lilya Brik (1891), Alexander Fadeyev (1901), and Denis Fonvizin (1745). After her are Mukhtar Auezov (1897), Vasily Shukshin (1929), Alexandre Benois (1870), Mikhail Zoshchenko (1894), Sergei Dovlatov (1941), and Konstantin Paustovsky (1892).