WRITER

Vladimir Nabokov

1899 - 1977

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (Russian: Владимир Владимирович Набоков [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr vlɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvʲɪtɕ nɐˈbokəf] (listen); 22 April [O.S. 10 April] 1899 – 2 July 1977), also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin (Владимир Сирин), was a Russian-American novelist, poet, translator, and entomologist. Born in Russia, he wrote his first nine novels in Russian (1926–1938) while living in Berlin, where he met his wife. He achieved international acclaim and prominence after moving to the United States and beginning to write in English. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vladimir Nabokov has received more than 4,233,406 page views. His biography is available in 111 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 108 in 2019). Vladimir Nabokov is the 111th most popular writer (up from 113th in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from Russia (down from 37th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Writer.

Vladimir Nabokov is most famous for his novel Lolita, which tells the story of a middle-aged man's sexual obsession with a 12-year-old girl.

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  • 111

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  • 4.91

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Vladimir Nabokov ranks 111 out of 5,755Before him are Cato the Elder, Anatole France, Boris Pasternak, Du Fu, François Rabelais, and Samuel Beckett. After him are Federico García Lorca, Mary Shelley, François Villon, Plautus, Václav Havel, and Sully Prudhomme.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1899, Vladimir Nabokov ranks 6Before him are Huang Xianfan, Alfred Hitchcock, Ernest Hemingway, Al Capone, and Jorge Luis Borges. After him are Friedrich Hayek, Humphrey Bogart, Lavrentiy Beria, Yasunari Kawabata, Frederick IX of Denmark, and Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia. Among people deceased in 1977, Vladimir Nabokov ranks 4Before him are Charlie Chaplin, Elvis Presley, and Maria Callas. After him are Wernher von Braun, Anthony Eden, Roberto Rossellini, Ludwig Erhard, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Jacques Prévert, René Goscinny, and Aleksandr Vasilevsky.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Vladimir Nabokov ranks 46 out of 3,262Before him are Modest Mussorgsky (1839), Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (1901), Konstantin Chernenko (1911), Vyacheslav Molotov (1890), Boris Pasternak (1890), and Yul Brynner (1920). After him are E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844), Turhan Hatice Sultan (1627), David Hilbert (1862), Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (1895), and Vladimir the Great (958).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Vladimir Nabokov ranks 10Before him are Alexander Pushkin (1799), Isaac Asimov (1920), Ayn Rand (1905), Maxim Gorky (1868), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), and Boris Pasternak (1890). After him are E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), Ivan Turgenev (1818), Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), and Mikhail Lermontov (1814).