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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 369,275 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Tzvetan Todorov is the 48th most popular historian (down from 47th in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Bulgaria 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 48 out of 339Before him are Ernst Gombrich, Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani, Ali ibn al-Athir, Niketas Choniates, Jared Diamond, and Poggio Bracciolini. After him are Callisthenes, John Skylitzes, Marcus Velleius Paterculus, Socrates of Constantinople, Euhemerus, and Theopompus.

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Among people born in 1939, Tzvetan Todorov ranks 30Before him are Laurent-Désiré Kabila, Sonny Chiba, Clay Regazzoni, Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Peter Grünberg, and John Cleese. After him are Aníbal Cavaco Silva, Ricardo Bofill, Wes Craven, Jorge Sampaio, Romano Prodi, and Marvin Gaye. Among people deceased in 2017, Tzvetan Todorov ranks 29Before him are Hans Georg Dehmelt, Martin Landau, Mário Soares, Lotfi A. Zadeh, George A. Romero, and Nicolaas Bloembergen. After him are Kenneth Arrow, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Roman Herzog, Liu Xiaobo, Emmanuelle Riva, and Slobodan Praljak.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Tzvetan Todorov ranks 22 out of 372Before him are Talaat Pasha (1874), Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1937), Kubrat (605), Saint Naum (830), Boris I of Bulgaria (828), and Tiberius II Constantine (520). After him are Hristo Stoichkov (1966), Fritz Zwicky (1898), Sylvie Vartan (1944), Kaloyan of Bulgaria (1168), Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria (1195), and Ratko Janev (1939).

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).