Zbigniew Herbert

1924 - 1998

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Zbigniew Herbert (IPA: [ˈzbiɡɲɛf ˈxɛrbɛrt] (listen); 29 October 1924 – 28 July 1998) was a Polish poet, essayist, drama writer and moralist. He is one of the best known and the most translated post-war Polish writers. While he was first published in the 1950s (a volume titled Chord of Light was issued in 1956), soon after he voluntarily ceased submitting most of his works to official Polish government publications. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zbigniew Herbert has received more than 153,632 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Zbigniew Herbert is the 2,133rd most popular writer (down from 2,088th in 2019), the 278th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 265th in 2019) and the 39th most popular Ukrainian Writer.

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Among writers, Zbigniew Herbert ranks 2,133 out of 5,794Before him are Robert Jordan, Ida Tarbell, David Morrell, Paul Hazard, Herman Bang, and Irvine Welsh. After him are Sait Faik Abasıyanık, Leopoldo Alas, Pavel Bermondt-Avalov, Nguyễn Du, Harlan Ellison, and Anne McCaffrey.

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Among people born in 1924, Zbigniew Herbert ranks 133Before him are Alexander Haig, Yehuda Amichai, Idries Shah, Allan Edwall, Vasil Bykaŭ, and Karlheinz Deschner. After him are Fess Parker, Dinah Washington, Johannes Mario Simmel, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa, George Segal, and Charlie Munger. Among people deceased in 1998, Zbigniew Herbert ranks 86Before him are Shinichi Suzuki, Momoko Kōchi, John Derek, Aymoré Moreira, Marie-Louise Meilleur, and Lucio Battisti. After him are Sōsuke Uno, Georgy Sviridov, Frithjof Schuon, Jack Lord, Ramón Sampedro, and Antonio Quarracino.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Zbigniew Herbert ranks 278 out of 913Before him are Skirgaila (1354), Lubomyr Husar (1933), Mikołaj Rej (1505), Waldemar Haffkine (1860), Sergey Kamenev (1881), and Mark Taimanov (1926). After him are Alexander Rutskoy (1947), Alexander Georg von Bunge (1803), Theophan Prokopovich (1681), Valentin Bondarenko (1937), Igor Moiseyev (1906), and Alfred J. Lotka (1880).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Zbigniew Herbert ranks 39Before him are Tadeusz Borowski (1922), Lina Kostenko (1930), David Burliuk (1882), Ahad Ha'am (1856), Vsevolod Garshin (1855), and Mikołaj Rej (1505). After him are Vasyl Sukhomlynsky (1918), Naftali Herz Imber (1856), Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky (1864), Valentin Kataev (1897), Mikhail Artsybashev (1878), and Anatoly Rybakov (1911).