Taras Shevchenko

1814 - 1861

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Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko (Ukrainian: Тара́с Григо́рович Шевче́нко [tɐˈrɑz ɦrɪˈɦɔrowɪtʃ ʃeu̯ˈtʃɛnko]; 9 March [O.S. 25 February] 1814 – 10 March [O.S. 26 February] 1861), also known as Kobzar Taras, or simply Kobzar (kobzars are bards in Ukrainian culture), was a Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, public and political figure, as well as folklorist and ethnographer. His literary heritage is regarded to be the foundation of modern Ukrainian literature and, to a large extent, the modern Ukrainian language, though the language of his poems was different from the modern Ukrainian language. Shevchenko is also known for many masterpieces as a painter and an illustrator.He was a fellow of the Imperial Academy of Arts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Taras Shevchenko has received more than 579,780 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Taras Shevchenko is the 264th most popular writer (down from 228th in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 17th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Ukrainian Writer.

Taras Shevchenko is most famous for his poetry.

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Among writers, Taras Shevchenko ranks 264 out of 5,794Before him are Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau, Henry Miller, Tomas Tranströmer, Ali-Shir Nava'i, Henryk Sienkiewicz, and Jaroslav Hašek. After him are Marcus Terentius Varro, Mario Puzo, Antonin Artaud, Shota Rustaveli, Amos Oz, and Fuzûlî.

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Among people born in 1814, Taras Shevchenko ranks 4Before him are Mikhail Bakunin, Jean-François Millet, and Samuel Colt. After him are Adolphe Sax, Mikhail Lermontov, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Anders Jonas Ångström, Henri Nestlé, Julius von Mayer, Hong Xiuquan, and Jenny von Westphalen. Among people deceased in 1861, Taras Shevchenko ranks 5Before him are Albert, Prince Consort, Abdulmejid I, Frederick William IV of Prussia, and Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour. After him are Xianfeng Emperor, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Pedro V of Portugal, Lola Montez, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, and Ranavalona I.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Taras Shevchenko ranks 22 out of 913Before him are Kliment Voroshilov (1881), Élie Metchnikoff (1845), Andrei Chikatilo (1936), Lyudmila Pavlichenko (1916), Anna Akhmatova (1889), and Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942). After him are Sergei Korolev (1906), Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), Ivan Aivazovsky (1817), Trofim Lysenko (1898), Ludwig von Mises (1881), and Stanisław Leszczyński (1677).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Taras Shevchenko ranks 6Before him are Nikolai Gogol (1809), Mikhail Bulgakov (1891), Joseph Conrad (1857), Svetlana Alexievich (1948), and Anna Akhmatova (1889). After him are Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), Sholem Aleichem (1859), Joseph Roth (1894), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), and Vasily Grossman (1905).