Yuri Lotman

1922 - 1993

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Juri Lotman (Russian: Ю́рий Миха́йлович Ло́тман; 28 February 1922 – 28 October 1993) was a prominent Russian-Estonian literary scholar, semiotician, and historian of Russian culture, who worked at the University of Tartu. He was elected a member of the British Academy (1977), Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (1987), Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (1989) and Estonian Academy of Sciences (1990). He was a founder of the Tartu–Moscow Semiotic School. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yuri Lotman has received more than 115,472 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Yuri Lotman is the 511th most popular philosopher (down from 442nd in 2019), the 477th most popular biography from Russia (down from 420th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Russian Philosopher.

Yuri Lotman was a semiotician who is most famous for his work on the structural analysis of culture.

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Over the past year Yuri Lotman has had the most page views in the with 87,490 views, followed by German (7,547), and Spanish (5,184). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (107.54%), Latin (82.07%), and Catalan (74.50%)


Among philosophers, Yuri Lotman ranks 511 out of 1,267Before him are Guillaume Budé, Antony Flew, Philo of Larissa, Alasdair MacIntyre, Nezahualcoyotl, and Shantideva. After him are Rodolphus Agricola, Thomas Nagel, Linji Yixuan, Charles Taylor, Annemarie Schimmel, and A. J. Ayer.

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Among people born in 1922, Yuri Lotman ranks 76Before him are Carlo M. Cipolla, Charles Mingus, Arthur Penn, Denholm Elliott, Karl-Otto Apel, and Richard Hamilton. After him are María Casares, Micheline Presle, Annemarie Schimmel, Luis Echeverría, Elmer Bernstein, and John B. Goodenough. Among people deceased in 1993, Yuri Lotman ranks 51Before him are Don Ameche, Horia Sima, György Sárosi, Kakuei Tanaka, Lucia Popp, and Hans Baur. After him are Helen Hayes, Bruno Pontecorvo, Leonid Gaidai, Dinmukhamed Kunaev, Tofiq Bahramov, and Léo Ferré.

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Among people born in Russia, Yuri Lotman ranks 477 out of 3,761Before him are Vladimir Bukovsky (1942), Rasul Gamzatov (1923), Ilya Ulyanov (1831), Lyudmila Ulitskaya (1943), Nikolai Kardashev (1932), and Mikhail Chigorin (1850). After him are Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov (1890), Vasily Surikov (1848), Sergey Mikhalkov (1913), Filipp Golikov (1900), Nadezhda Mandelstam (1899), and Edith Södergran (1892).


Among philosophers born in Russia, Yuri Lotman ranks 11Before him are Vladimir Solovyov (1853), Johann Georg Hamann (1730), Alexandre Koyré (1892), Alexandre Kojève (1902), Ivan Ilyin (1883), and P. D. Ouspensky (1878). After him are Sergei Bulgakov (1871), Johann Christoph Gottsched (1700), Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov (1829), Alexander Zinoviev (1922), Pyotr Lavrov (1823), and Nikolai Amosov (1913).