Vladimir Vysotsky

1938 - 1980

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Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky (Russian: Владимир Семёнович Высоцкий, IPA: [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr sʲɪˈmʲɵnəvʲɪtɕ vɨˈsotskʲɪj]; 25 January 1938 – 25 July 1980), was a Soviet singer-songwriter, poet, and actor, had an immense and enduring effect on Soviet culture. He became widely known for his unique singing style and for his lyrics, which featured social and political commentary in often humorous street-jargon. He was also a prominent stage- and screen-actor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vladimir Vysotsky has received more than 744,338 page views. His biography is available in 99 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 96 in 2019). Vladimir Vysotsky is the 390th most popular writer (up from 396th in 2019), the 131st most popular biography from Russia (down from 130th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Russian Writer.

Vladimir Vysotsky is a Russian poet, singer, and actor. He is most famous for his songs and poems.

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  • 99

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  • 7.78

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Among writers, Vladimir Vysotsky ranks 390 out of 5,794Before him are Czesław Miłosz, Philip Roth, Georges Bataille, Louise de La Vallière, Alvin Toffler, and Ahmad Yasawi. After him are Pietro Aretino, Maurice Leblanc, Tibullus, Qu Yuan, Gertrude Stein, and Propertius.

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Among people born in 1938, Vladimir Vysotsky ranks 19Before him are Jerry Brown, Anthony Giddens, Alberto Fujimori, Islam Karimov, Joe Dassin, and Luis Aragonés. After him are Bernie Madoff, Paul Verhoeven, Liv Ullmann, Natalie Wood, Giuliano Gemma, and Mireille Darc. Among people deceased in 1980, Vladimir Vysotsky ranks 21Before him are Henry Miller, Colonel Sanders, Tamara de Lempicka, Romain Gary, Joe Dassin, and Oswald Mosley. After him are Gianni Rodari, Milton H. Erickson, Alexei Kosygin, Peter Sellers, Otto Frank, and Óscar Romero.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Vladimir Vysotsky ranks 131 out of 2,688Before him are Alexei Leonov (1934), Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (1897), Tokhtamysh (1342), Otto Wallach (1847), False Dmitry I (1581), and Martti Ahtisaari (1937). After him are Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), Ilya Prigogine (1917), Vladimir Tatlin (1885), Ivan Krylov (1769), Dmitry Medvedev (1965), and Georgi Plekhanov (1856).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Vladimir Vysotsky ranks 16Before him are Vladimir Nabokov (1899), E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), Boris Pasternak (1890), Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), Mikhail Lermontov (1814), and Mikhail Sholokhov (1905). After him are Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), Ivan Krylov (1769), Ivan Goncharov (1812), Sergei Yesenin (1895), Joseph Brodsky (1940), and Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883).