Victor Serge

1890 - 1947

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Victor Serge (French: [viktɔʁ sɛʁʒ]), born Victor Lvovich Kibalchich (Russian: Ви́ктор Льво́вич Киба́льчич; December 30, 1890 – November 17, 1947), was a Russian revolutionary Marxist, novelist, poet and historian. Originally an anarchist, he joined the Bolsheviks five months after arriving in Petrograd in January 1919 and later worked for the Comintern as a journalist, editor and translator. He was critical of the Stalinist regime and remained a revolutionary Marxist until his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victor Serge has received more than 205,471 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Victor Serge is the 1,324th most popular writer (up from 1,382nd in 2019), the 169th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 175th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Belgian Writer.

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Among writers, Victor Serge ranks 1,324 out of 5,794Before him are Georges Duhamel, Anne Desclos, Maurice Barrès, Joseph Addison, Sheridan Le Fanu, and Babrius. After him are Namık Kemal, Heliodorus of Emesa, Lord Alfred Douglas, Egon Kisch, Rex Stout, and Reşat Nuri Güntekin.

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Among people born in 1890, Victor Serge ranks 56Before him are Kurt Tucholsky, Alfredo Ottaviani, Georgy Pyatakov, Walter Krüger, Li Zongren, and Frank Martin. After him are Max Immelmann, Erich Kleiber, Grigory Kulik, Jaroslav Heyrovský, Prince Joachim of Prussia, and Vannevar Bush. Among people deceased in 1947, Victor Serge ranks 53Before him are Reynaldo Hahn, Hugh Lofting, Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, Franz Seldte, Heinrich Schwarz, and Franz Ritter von Epp. After him are Slavko Kvaternik, W. I. Thomas, Pyotr Krasnov, Prince Eugen, Duke of Närke, Franz Xaver Schwarz, and Gusztáv Jány.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Victor Serge ranks 169 out of 899Before him are Johannes Tinctoris (1435), Jacob Le Maire (1585), Chantal Mouffe (1943), Paul Otlet (1868), John I, Duke of Brabant (1252), and Victor D'Hondt (1841). After him are Elio Di Rupo (1951), Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant (1859), Barthélemy d'Eyck (1420), Pierre de la Rue (1460), Alexander Agricola (1446), and Charles Michel (1975).

Among WRITERS In Belgium

Among writers born in Belgium, Victor Serge ranks 10Before him are Julio Cortázar (1914), Émile Verhaeren (1855), Pierre Louÿs (1870), Marguerite Porete (1250), Laura Marx (1845), and Henri Michaux (1899). After him are Hugo Claus (1929), Georges Rodenbach (1855), Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq (1522), John of Ruusbroec (1293), Jean Bolland (1596), and William of Moerbeke (1215).