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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 who 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 851,040 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 99 in 2019). Vladimir Vysotsky is the 429th most popular writer (down from 390th in 2019), the 155th most popular biography from Russia (down from 131st in 2019) and the 19th 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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  • 850k

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  • 67.47

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 100

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.84

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 7.86

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Vladimir Vysotsky ranks 429 out of 5,755Before him are Elena Ferrante, G. K. Chesterton, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Jami, Phaedrus, and Louis Aragon. After him are Bohumil Hrabal, Ennius, Louise de La Vallière, Constantine P. Cavafy, Louisa May Alcott, and Traudl Junge.

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Among people born in 1938, Vladimir Vysotsky ranks 28Before him are Natalie Wood, Luis Aragonés, Rod Laver, Giuliano Gemma, Mireille Darc, and Klaus Schwab. After him are Bernie Madoff, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liv Ullmann, Albert Fert, Abulfaz Elchibey, and Heinz Fischer. Among people deceased in 1980, Vladimir Vysotsky ranks 25Before him are Romain Gary, Peter Sellers, Otto Frank, Alexei Kosygin, Gianni Rodari, and Milton H. Erickson. After him are Hans Asperger, Oswald Mosley, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Bill Evans, Marcelo Caetano, and Gregory Bateson.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Vladimir Vysotsky ranks 155 out of 3,262Before him are Semyon Budyonny (1883), Joseph Brodsky (1940), Stenka Razin (1630), Andrey Vlasov (1901), Alexander Glazunov (1865), and Paul Karrer (1889). After him are Andrey Kolmogorov (1903), Viktor Zubkov (1941), Alexei Leonov (1934), Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia (1657), Alexey Stakhanov (1906), and Raisa Gorbacheva (1932).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Vladimir Vysotsky ranks 19Before him are Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), Mikhail Lermontov (1814), Sergei Yesenin (1895), and Joseph Brodsky (1940). After him are Marina Tsvetaeva (1892), Ivan Bunin (1870), Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884), Alexander Herzen (1812), Ivan Krylov (1769), and Nikolay Chernyshevsky (1828).