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Zinaida Gippius

1869 - 1945

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Zinaida Nikolayevna Gippius or Hippius (Russian: Зинаи́да Никола́евна Ги́ппиус, IPA: [zʲɪnɐˈidə nʲɪkɐˈlajɪvnə ˈɡʲipʲɪus] ; 20 November [O.S. 8 November] 1869 – 9 September 1945) was a Russian poet, playwright, novelist, editor and religious thinker, one of the major figures in Russian symbolism. The story of her marriage to Dmitry Merezhkovsky, which lasted 52 years, is described in her unfinished book Dmitry Merezhkovsky (Paris, 1951; Moscow, 1991). She began writing at an early age, and by the time she met Dmitry Merezhkovsky in 1888, she was already a published poet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zinaida Gippius has received more than 145,026 page views. Her biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Zinaida Gippius is the 1,894th most popular writer (up from 1,948th in 2019), the 690th most popular biography from Russia (down from 650th in 2019) and the 84th most popular Russian Writer.

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Among writers, Zinaida Gippius ranks 1,894 out of 5,755Before her are Jón Arason, John Tzetzes, John of Ruusbroec, Tuone Udaina, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, and Augustin Barruel. After her are Pierre Klossowski, Caterina Albert, George Adamski, Fernando de Rojas, Baba Tahir, and Julien Gracq.

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Among people born in 1869, Zinaida Gippius ranks 61Before her are Stanisław Wyspiański, Louise d'Orléans, Hjalmar Söderberg, Ludwig von Reuter, Yevno Azef, and Washington Luís. After her are Caterina Albert, Algernon Blackwood, Julius Dorpmüller, Hans Poelzig, Stanisław Wojciechowski, and Otto Nordenskjöld. Among people deceased in 1945, Zinaida Gippius ranks 134Before her are Alexander Siloti, Hajime Sugiyama, Leonardo Conti, Eduard Bloch, Joseph Darnand, and Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr.. After her are Hans von Dohnanyi, Duy Tân, Korechika Anami, Julius Dorpmüller, Eduard Wirths, and Gerhard Schmidhuber.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Zinaida Gippius ranks 690 out of 3,262Before her are Aleksandr Akimov (1953), Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov (1782), Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (1757), Catherine of Brandenburg (1604), Ivan Goremykin (1839), and Yekaterina Budanova (1916). After her are Caran d'Ache (1858), Gennady Rozhdestvensky (1931), Lev Ivanov (1834), Dietrich von Saucken (1892), Valeri Kharlamov (1948), and Tatiana Samoilova (1934).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Zinaida Gippius ranks 84Before her are Konstantin Ushinsky (1823), Nina Berberova (1901), Konstantin Paustovsky (1892), Lilya Brik (1891), Alexandre Benois (1870), and Valery Bryusov (1873). After her are Denis Fonvizin (1745), Bella Akhmadulina (1937), Countess of Ségur (1799), Olga Rozanova (1886), Musa Cälil (1906), and Noor Inayat Khan (1914).