Tzvetan Todorov

1939 - 2017

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Tzvetan Todorov (; French: [tsvetan tɔdɔʁɔv, dzve-]; Bulgarian: Цветан Тодоров; 1 March 1939 – 7 February 2017) was a Bulgarian-French historian, philosopher, structuralist literary critic, sociologist and essayist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tzvetan Todorov has received more than 320,071 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Tzvetan Todorov is the 47th most popular historian (down from 42nd in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Bulgaria (up from 23rd in 2019) and the most popular Bulgarian Historian.

Tzvetan Todorov is most famous for his book "The Conquest of America" which analyzes the history of the Americas from a European perspective.

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Among historians, Tzvetan Todorov ranks 47 out of 341Before him are Ibn Ishaq, Erwin Panofsky, Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani, William of Tyre, Aby Warburg, and Poggio Bracciolini. After him are Callisthenes, Ali ibn al-Athir, Socrates of Constantinople, Marcus Velleius Paterculus, Henri Pirenne, and Euhemerus.

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Among people born in 1939, Tzvetan Todorov ranks 30Before him are Peter Grünberg, Joel Schumacher, Laurent-Désiré Kabila, F. Murray Abraham, Ali MacGraw, and John Cleese. After him are Clay Regazzoni, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, Ratko Janev, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, Valeriy Lobanovskyi, and Jānis Lūsis. Among people deceased in 2017, Tzvetan Todorov ranks 25Before him are Zbigniew Brzezinski, George A. Romero, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Johnny Hallyday, Mireille Darc, and Martin Landau. After him are Louise Hay, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Mário Soares, Kenneth Arrow, Roman Herzog, and Emmanuelle Riva.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Tzvetan Todorov ranks 22 out of 313Before him are Talaat Pasha (1874), Julia Kristeva (1941), Boris I of Bulgaria (828), Tiberius II Constantine (520), Kubrat (605), and Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1937). After him are Ratko Janev (1939), Saint Naum (830), Sylvie Vartan (1944), Hristo Stoichkov (1966), Kaloyan of Bulgaria (1168), and Fritz Zwicky (1898).

Among HISTORIANS In Bulgaria

Among historians born in Bulgaria, Tzvetan Todorov ranks 1After him are Johann Weikhard von Valvasor (1641), Paisius of Hilendar (1722), and Marin Drinov (1838).