Taras Shevchenko

1814 - 1861

Taras Shevchenko

Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko (Ukrainian: Тара́с Григо́рович Шевче́нко (pronounced [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, 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Taras Shevchenko has received more than 458,612 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 230th most popular writer.

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  • 70.95

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  • 74

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.97

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.07

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Taras Shevchenko ranks 228 out of 4,883Before him are Wisława Szymborska, François de La Rochefoucauld, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Jacob Grimm, Roald Dahl, and Robert Musil. After him are Svetlana Alexievich, Mary Wollstonecraft, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Nâzım Hikmet, W. Somerset Maugham, and Carlo Goldoni.

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

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Taras Shevchenko ranks 17 out of 764Before him are Joseph Conrad (1857), Vladimir the Great (958), Mikhail Bulgakov (1891), Helena Blavatsky (1831), Ilya Repin (1844), and Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595). After him are Svetlana Alexievich (1948), Andrei Chikatilo (1936), Vaslav Nijinsky (1889), Sergei Korolev (1906), Anna Akhmatova (1889), and Adolf Dassler (1900).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Taras Shevchenko ranks 5Before him are Nikolai Gogol (1809), Joseph Conrad (1857), Mikhail Bulgakov (1891), and Helena Blavatsky (1831). After him are Svetlana Alexievich (1948), Anna Akhmatova (1889), Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), Paul Celan (1920), Sholem Aleichem (1859), and Joseph Roth (1894).