Zinaida Gippius

1869 - 1945

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Zinaida Nikolayevna Gippius (Hippius) (Russian: Зинаи́да Никола́евна Ги́ппиус, IPA: [zʲɪnɐˈidə nʲɪkɐˈlajɪvnə ˈɡʲipʲɪus] (listen); 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 110,135 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Zinaida Gippius is the 1,949th most popular writer (up from 2,145th in 2019), the 651st most popular biography from Russia (up from 729th in 2019) and the 85th most popular Russian Writer.

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Among writers, Zinaida Gippius ranks 1,949 out of 5,794Before her are Robert James Waller, John W. Campbell, Yasutaka Tsutsui, Rhonda Byrne, Ana María Matute, and Elsa Beskow. After her are Luigi Illica, Malcolm Lowry, Louis Paul Boon, John of Kronstadt, Archibald Gracie IV, and Kathy Reichs.

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Among people born in 1869, Zinaida Gippius ranks 59Before her are Alfred Flatow, Hans Poelzig, Stanisław Wyspiański, Yevno Azef, Hjalmar Söderberg, and Julius Dorpmüller. After her are Louise d'Orléans, Washington Luís, Harvey Cushing, Michael von Faulhaber, Otto Nordenskjöld, and Prince Aloys of Liechtenstein. Among people deceased in 1945, Zinaida Gippius ranks 137Before her are Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr., Joseph Darnand, André Tardieu, Richard Thomalla, Julius Dorpmüller, and Leonardo Conti. After her are Eric Liddell, Hajime Sugiyama, Bogdan Filov, Volin, Duy Tân, and Hans von Dohnanyi.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Zinaida Gippius ranks 651 out of 2,688Before her are Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova (1835), Eduard Uspensky (1937), Grand Duke Dmitry Konstantinovich of Russia (1860), Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov (1782), Andrei Mironov (1941), and Lev Pontryagin (1908). After her are John of Kronstadt (1829), Gennady Rozhdestvensky (1931), Pavel Belyayev (1925), Sergei Skripal (1951), Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia (1896), and Ivan Vinogradov (1891).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Zinaida Gippius ranks 85Before her are Alexandre Benois (1870), Mikhail Zoshchenko (1894), Sergei Dovlatov (1941), Konstantin Paustovsky (1892), Konstantin Ushinsky (1823), and Eduard Uspensky (1937). After her are John of Kronstadt (1829), Vasily Aksyonov (1932), Ğabdulla Tuqay (1886), Yuri Bondarev (1924), Bella Akhmadulina (1937), and Musa Cälil (1906).