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List of notable or famous playwrights from Russia, with bios and photos, including the top playwrights born in Russia and even some popular playwrights who immigrated to Russia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Russian playwrights then this list is the perfect resource for you. These playwrights are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known playwright from Russia is included when available.

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This historic playwrights from Russia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Russian playwrights of note?" and "Who are the most famous playwrights from Russia?" These prominent playwrights of Russia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Russian playwrights.

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Aleksander Griboyedov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Playwrights from Russia
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Alexander Sergeyevich Griboyedov, formerly romanized as Alexander Sergueevich Griboyedoff, was a Russian diplomat, playwright, poet, and composer. He is recognized as homo unius libri, a writer of one book, whose fame rests on the verse comedy Woe from Wit or The Woes of Wit. He was Russia's ...more

Age: Died at 34 (1795-1829)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Poet, Diplomat, Composer, Playwright

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Aleksandr Pushkin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Playwrights from Russia
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Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian author of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Pushkin was born into Russian nobility in Moscow. His matrilineal great grandfather was Abram Gannibal, who was brought over ...more

Age: Died at 38 (1799-1837)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Poet, Librettist, Novelist, Writer, Playwright

Credits: The Eagle, Boris Godunov, Eugene Onegin, Boris Godunov, The Queen of Spades, + more

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#23 on The Greatest Poets of All Time

#36 on The Greatest Playwrights in History

#5 on The Best Russian Authors

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Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolsto... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Playwrights from Russia
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Count Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, often referred to as A. K. Tolstoy, was a Russian poet, novelist and playwright, considered to be the most important nineteenth-century Russian historical dramatist, primarily on the strength of his dramatic trilogy The Death of Ivan the Terrible, Tsar Fyodor ...more

Age: Died at 58 (1817-1875)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Poet, Novelist, Writer, Playwright

Credits: Black Sabbath

Also Ranked

#20 on The Best Russian Authors

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Alexander Afinogenov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Playwrights from Russia
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Alexander Nikolayevich Afinogenov was a Russian playwright. ...more

Age: Died at 37 (1904-1941)

Birthplace: Skopin, Eurasia, Ryazan Oblast, Russia

Profession: Playwright

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