WRITER

Yakub Kolas

1882 - 1956

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Yakub Kolas (also Jakub Kołas, Belarusian: Яку́б Ко́лас, November 3 [O.S. October 22] 1882 – August 13, 1956), real name Kanstantsin Mikhailovich Mitskievich (Канстанці́н Міха́йлавіч Міцке́віч, Russian: Константи́н Миха́йлович Мицке́вич, Polish: Konstanty Mickiewicz) was a Belarusian writer, dramatist, poet and translator. People's Poet of the Byelorussian SSR (1926), member (1928) and vice-president (from 1929) of the Belarusian Academy of Sciences. In his works, Yakub Kolas was known for his sympathy towards the ordinary Belarusian peasantry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yakub Kolas has received more than 55,112 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Yakub Kolas is the 1,114th most popular writer (up from 1,129th in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from Belarus (up from 35th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Belarusian Writer.

Yakub Kolas is most famous for being a Bosnian Muslim who was killed by Bosnian Serbs in the 1990s.

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Notable Works

Stikhotvorenii͡a i poėmy
Novai͡a zi͡amli͡a
Zbor tvoraŭ
Symon-muzyka
On life's expanses
Translations into English
Tri͡asina
Fiction, History

Among WRITERS

Among writers, Yakub Kolas ranks 1,114 out of 7,302Before him are Tahar Ben Jelloun, Velimir Khlebnikov, Camilla Collett, Ethel Voynich, Shi Nai'an, and Ellen Key. After him are Henri Michaux, Bernardino de Sahagún, Zenodotus, Ernst Hanfstaengl, P. L. Travers, and Alain-Fournier.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1882, Yakub Kolas ranks 57Before him are Yusef of Morocco, Wacław Sierpiński, Jean Giraudoux, Petre Dumitrescu, Pavel Florensky, and Aleksandra Ekster. After him are John Bauer, Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, Leo Perutz, Fan Noli, Franz Seldte, and Subramania Bharati. Among people deceased in 1956, Yakub Kolas ranks 35Before him are Émile Borel, Daniel Swarovski, Elisabeth of Romania, August Kubizek, Juan Negrín, and Marie Laurencin. After him are William Boeing, Gottfried Benn, Giovanni Papini, Jan Łukasiewicz, Mistinguett, and Alfredo Ferrari.

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In Belarus

Among people born in Belarus, Yakub Kolas ranks 33 out of 368Before him are Léon Bakst (1866), Raphael Lemkin (1900), Maria Kaczyńska (1942), Francysk Skaryna (1486), Stanislav Shushkevich (1934), and Sophia of Minsk (1140). After him are Marek Edelman (1922), Elena Glinskaya (1510), Rogneda of Polotsk (966), Nikolay Krestinsky (1883), Vilna Gaon (1720), and Ivan Yakubovsky (1912).

Among WRITERS In Belarus

Among writers born in Belarus, Yakub Kolas ranks 3Before him are Ryszard Kapuściński (1932), and Yanka Kupala (1882). After him are Mendele Mocher Sforim (1835), Vasil Bykaŭ (1924), Eliza Orzeszkowa (1841), S. Ansky (1863), Oscar Milosz (1877), Aleksander Chodźko (1804), Uladzimir Karatkievich (1930), Maksim Bahdanovič (1891), and Bella Rosenfeld (1889).