Tomas Venclova

1937 - Today

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Tomas Venclova (born 11 September 1937) is a Lithuanian poet, prose writer, scholar, philologist and translator of literature. He is one of the five founding members of the Lithuanian Helsinki Group. In 1977, following his dissident activities, he was forced to emigrate and was deprived of his Soviet citizenship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tomas Venclova has received more than 64,130 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Tomas Venclova is the 2,885th most popular writer (down from 2,710th in 2019), the 81st most popular biography from Lithuania (down from 76th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Lithuanian Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 64k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 53.29

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.46

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Aleksander Wat
Biography, Polish Authors, Authors, biography
Winter Dialogue
Translations into English, Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Magnetic North
Europe, history, Interviews, Lithuanian Authors
Biography, History, Pictorial works
Forms of Hope
Essays (single author), Politics and government, Political aspects

Page views of Tomas Venclova by language

Over the past year Tomas Venclova has had the most page views in the with 9,763 views, followed by Lithuanian (8,846), and English (8,383). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Afrikaans (108.20%), Esperanto (80.98%), and French (44.46%)


Among writers, Tomas Venclova ranks 2,885 out of 7,302Before him are Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Andre Norton, Zülfü Livaneli, Avetik Isahakyan, Ramón Gómez de la Serna, and Hyginus Gromaticus. After him are Venedikt Yerofeyev, Bernardo Atxaga, Antiphanes, Fazil Iskander, Yūko Tsushima, and John Fletcher.

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Among people born in 1937, Tomas Venclova ranks 217Before him are Marcian Hoff, Joe Viterelli, Barbara Jones, Édith Scob, Barbara Steele, and Lluís Martínez Sistach. After him are Tom Stoppard, Klim Churyumov, Miguel Trovoada, Peter Stein, Richard Bright, and Antonio Valentín Angelillo.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Tomas Venclova ranks 81 out of 328Before him are Petr Shelokhonov (1929), Aleksandras Stulginskis (1885), Maciej Sulkiewicz (1865), Daumantas of Pskov (1240), Varvara Stepanova (1894), and Clara Rockmore (1911). After him are Al Jolson (1886), Ieronim Uborevich (1896), Antanas Sniečkus (1903), Branislaw Tarashkyevich (1892), Bernard Berenson (1865), and Ben Shahn (1898).

Among WRITERS In Lithuania

Among writers born in Lithuania, Tomas Venclova ranks 6Before him are Czesław Miłosz (1911), Romain Gary (1914), Jonas Mekas (1922), Simon Dach (1605), and Hermann Sudermann (1857). After him are Branislaw Tarashkyevich (1892), Vydūnas (1868), Francišak Bahuševič (1840), Irena Veisaitė (1928), Osip Senkovsky (1800), and Justinas Marcinkevičius (1930).