Valentin Kataev

1897 - 1986

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Valentin Petrovich Kataev (Russian: Валентин Петрович Катаев; also spelled Katayev or Kataiev; 28 January [O.S. 16 January] 1897 – 12 April 1986) was a Russian and Soviet novelist and playwright who managed to create penetrating works discussing post-revolutionary social conditions without running afoul of the demands of official Soviet style. Kataev is credited with suggesting the idea for The Twelve Chairs to his brother Yevgeni Petrov and Ilya Ilf. In return, Kataev insisted that the novel be dedicated to him, in all editions and translations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Valentin Kataev has received more than 47,671 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Valentin Kataev is the 2,342nd most popular writer (up from 2,356th in 2019), the 309th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 305th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular Ukrainian Writer.

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Among writers, Valentin Kataev ranks 2,342 out of 5,794Before him are Elif Shafak, Richard Wurmbrand, Nennius, George Mosse, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, and E. L. Doctorow. After him are Rosario Castellanos, Michael Ondaatje, Andrei Sinyavsky, Michele Ruggieri, S. Ansky, and Józef Ignacy Kraszewski.

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Among people born in 1897, Valentin Kataev ranks 121Before him are Marian Anderson, Lazare Ponticelli, Emil Leon Post, John Bagot Glubb, Yuri Kondratyuk, and Otto Struve. After him are Bulbul, Anton Graf von Arco auf Valley, Jesse Douglas, Elisabeth Bergner, Alberto Cavalcanti, and Eric Knight. Among people deceased in 1986, Valentin Kataev ranks 99Before him are Phil Lynott, Roy Cohn, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Liu Bocheng, Dick Scobee, and John Bagot Glubb. After him are Judith Resnik, Princess Anne of Orléans, Elisabeth Bergner, Ivan Papanin, Artur London, and Harold Arlen.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Valentin Kataev ranks 309 out of 913Before him are Rostislav I of Kiev (1110), Jacques Bergier (1912), Ingeborg of Kiev (1100), Volodymyr Vynnychenko (1880), Yuri Kondratyuk (1897), and Otto Struve (1897). After him are Isaac Boleslavsky (1919), Mila Kunis (1983), Igor Ter-Ovanesyan (1938), Evgeny Lifshitz (1915), Stanisław Maczek (1892), and Olga Kurylenko (1979).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Valentin Kataev ranks 43Before him are Vsevolod Garshin (1855), Mikołaj Rej (1505), Zbigniew Herbert (1924), Vasyl Sukhomlynsky (1918), Naftali Herz Imber (1856), and Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky (1864). After him are Mikhail Artsybashev (1878), Anatoly Rybakov (1911), Lev Kopelev (1912), Vasyl Stus (1938), Adam Zagajewski (1945), and Maksym Rylsky (1895).