Valentin Kataev

1897 - 1986

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Valentin Petrovich Kataev (Russian: Валенти́н Петро́вич Ката́ев; 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 53,523 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Valentin Kataev is the 2,249th most popular writer (up from 2,340th in 2019), the 308th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 309th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Valentin Kataev ranks 2,249 out of 5,755Before him are Karlheinz Deschner, Richard Ford, Janus Pannonius, Inger Christensen, Zeb-un-Nissa, and Udo Lindenberg. After him are Mirza Shafi Vazeh, Akaki Tsereteli, Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Tobias Smollett, Jeanne Julie Éléonore de Lespinasse, and Marie Under.

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Among people born in 1897, Valentin Kataev ranks 115Before him are Vaso Čubrilović, Fazlollah Zahedi, Anton Graf von Arco auf Valley, Edmund Heines, Nima Yooshij, and Jesse Douglas. After him are Bulbul, J. P. Guilford, Peter Högl, Wilfred Bion, Georgy Shpagin, and Otto Struve. Among people deceased in 1986, Valentin Kataev ranks 97Before him are Ding Ling, Michael J. Smith, Elsa Lanchester, Princess Anne of Orléans, Vitaly Abalakov, and Helen B. Taussig. After him are Judith Resnik, Scatman Crothers, Princess Yolanda of Savoy, Phil Lynott, Dick Scobee, and Raúl Prebisch.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Valentin Kataev ranks 308 out of 1,083Before him are Hilarion of Kiev (990), Mark Taimanov (1926), Natan Sharansky (1948), Irina Press (1939), Adam Zagajewski (1945), and David Riazanov (1870). After him are Fedor Emelianenko (1976), Volodymyr Holubnychy (1936), Vsevolod Garshin (1855), Arkady Luxemburg (1939), Ciprian Porumbescu (1853), and Ludwik Fleck (1896).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Valentin Kataev ranks 42Before him are Vasyl Sukhomlynsky (1918), Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky (1864), Tadeusz Borowski (1922), Vasyl Stus (1938), Zbigniew Herbert (1924), and Adam Zagajewski (1945). After him are Vsevolod Garshin (1855), Panteleimon Kulish (1819), Mikołaj Rej (1505), Mikhail Artsybashev (1878), Lev Kopelev (1912), and Pavlo Tychyna (1891).