Yuri Lotman

1922 - 1993

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Juri Lotman (Russian: Ю́рий Миха́йлович Ло́тман; 28 February 1922 – 28 October 1993) was a prominent literary scholar, semiotician, and cultural historian, 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 112,277 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Yuri Lotman is the 379th most popular philosopher (down from 366th in 2019), the 312th most popular biography from Russia (down from 306th in 2019) and the 7th 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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Among philosophers, Yuri Lotman ranks 379 out of 1,089Before him are Jean Gerson, René Girard, Paul Tillich, Gershom Scholem, Ramanuja, and Mulla Sadra. After him are Alexandre Kojève, Saadia Gaon, Nachmanides, Nasir Khusraw, Guan Zhong, and Richard Avenarius.

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Among people born in 1922, Yuri Lotman ranks 55Before him are Richard Hamilton, Alberto Granado, Arthur Ashkin, Ademir de Menezes, Jake LaMotta, and Cornelius Castoriadis. After him are Blake Edwards, Francesco Rosi, Toots Thielemans, Carl Reiner, Joan Fuster, and Juan Antonio Villacañas. Among people deceased in 1993, Yuri Lotman ranks 31Before him are Vincent Price, Wolfgang Paul, Brandon Lee, Cantinflas, Léon Theremin, and Bobby Moore. After him are Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Alexandra of Yugoslavia, Jean Negulesco, River Phoenix, and Masahiko Kimura.

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Among people born in Russia, Yuri Lotman ranks 312 out of 2,688Before him are Fyodor Tyutchev (1803), Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia (1860), Léon Theremin (1896), Alexander Litvinenko (1962), Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (1860), and Henri Troyat (1911). After him are Alexandre Kojève (1902), Michael Chekhov (1891), Nikita Mikhalkov (1945), Prince Paul of Yugoslavia (1893), Alfred Schnittke (1934), and Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia (1875).


Among philosophers born in Russia, Yuri Lotman ranks 7Before him are Immanuel Kant (1724), Mikhail Bakunin (1814), Mikhail Bakhtin (1895), Georgi Plekhanov (1856), Vladimir Solovyov (1853), and Johann Georg Hamann (1730). After him are Alexandre Kojève (1902), Alexandre Koyré (1892), Lev Gumilyov (1912), Sergei Bulgakov (1871), Johann Christoph Gottsched (1700), and Volin (1882).