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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, 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. This was evident in his pen name 'Kolas', meaning 'ear of grain' in Belarusian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yakub Kolas has received more than 46,129 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Yakub Kolas is the 1,137th most popular writer (up from 1,220th in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Belarus (down from 34th 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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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Yakub Kolas ranks 1,137 out of 5,755Before him are Eiji Yoshikawa, Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia, Joachim du Bellay, Rigas Feraios, Polyaenus, and Rex Stout. After him are Nikolai Leskov, Joseph Bédier, Raymond Radiguet, Catherine de Bourbon, Ivan Cankar, and Cosmas of Prague.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1882, Yakub Kolas ranks 61Before him are Wacław Sierpiński, John Bauer, Petre Dumitrescu, Jean Giraudoux, Yusef of Morocco, and Pavel Florensky. After him are Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, Harold Lowe, Husband E. Kimmel, Fan Noli, Dušan Simović, and Feng Yuxiang. Among people deceased in 1956, Yakub Kolas ranks 37Before him are Elisabeth of Romania, William Boeing, Marie Laurencin, Mistinguett, August Kubizek, and Lyonel Feininger. After him are Juan Negrín, Gustave Charpentier, Giovanni Papini, Jan Łukasiewicz, Gottfried Benn, and Savielly Tartakower.

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In Belarus

Among people born in Belarus, Yakub Kolas ranks 35 out of 330Before him are Irving Berlin (1888), Alexander Parvus (1867), Maria Kaczyńska (1942), Stanisław Moniuszko (1819), Isser Harel (1912), and Rogneda of Polotsk (966). After him are Zhores Alferov (1930), Elena Glinskaya (1510), Bronislava Nijinska (1891), Nikolay Krestinsky (1883), Olga Korbut (1955), and Sophia of Minsk (1140).

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 Vasil Bykaŭ (1924), Mendele Mocher Sforim (1835), Eliza Orzeszkowa (1841), Oscar Milosz (1877), S. Ansky (1863), Maksim Bahdanovič (1891), Aleksander Chodźko (1804), Immanuel Velikovsky (1895), and Uladzimir Karatkievich (1930).