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Vladimir Toporov

1928 - 2005

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Vladimir Nikolayevich Toporov (Russian: Влади́мир Никола́евич Топоро́в; 5 July 1928 in Moscow – 5 December 2005 in Moscow) was a leading Russian philologist associated with the Tartu-Moscow semiotic school. His wife was Tatyana Elizarenkova. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vladimir Toporov has received more than 51,811 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Vladimir Toporov is the 141st most popular linguist (down from 134th in 2019), the 1,685th most popular biography from Russia (down from 1,513th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Russian Linguist.

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Among linguists, Vladimir Toporov ranks 141 out of 161Before him are Alexander Veselovsky, Heinrich Schmid, Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Nurit Peled-Elhanan, Sylvain Lévi, and Gerhard Rohlfs. After him are Charles F. Hockett, Alice Kober, Dell Hymes, Brian Houghton Hodgson, Jane Ellen Harrison, and Gideon Toury.

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Among people born in 1928, Vladimir Toporov ranks 366Before him are Garry Winogrand, Harold Becker, Kenny Drew, Paul Dooley, Irena Veisaitė, and Clifford Edmund Bosworth. After him are Léon Glovacki, Judith Krantz, Ruth Brown, Pete Rademacher, Veijo Meri, and Johnny Griffin. Among people deceased in 2005, Vladimir Toporov ranks 222Before him are Jean Cayrol, Eugene McCarthy, Julián Marías, Brock Peters, Karen Lancaume, and Pierre Daninos. After him are György Sándor, Shirley Horn, Sverre Stenersen, José Beyaert, John Fiedler, and Eugénio de Andrade.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Vladimir Toporov ranks 1,685 out of 3,262Before him are Andrey Petrov (1930), Mikhail Artamonov (1898), Sergey Oldenburg (1863), Anton Yelchin (1989), Sainkho Namtchylak (1957), and Michael Lucas (1972). After him are Alexander Bek (1903), Elena Guro (1877), Sergey Urusevsky (1908), Vladimir Bortko (1946), Alexander Esenin-Volpin (1924), and Vladislav Surkov (1964).

Among LINGUISTS In Russia

Among linguists born in Russia, Vladimir Toporov ranks 10Before him are Gabdulkhay Akhatov (1927), Igor M. Diakonoff (1914), Yevgeny Polivanov (1891), Waldemar Rosenberger (1848), Vyacheslav Ivanov (1929), and Alexander Veselovsky (1838). After him are Andrey Zaliznyak (1935), Lev Shcherba (1880), Viktor Vinogradov (1894), Sergei Starostin (1953), and Ivan Kuratov (1839).