Daniil Granin

Russia-Soviet writer and historian

Daniil Alexandrovich Granin (Russian: Дании́л Алекса́ндрович Гра́нин) (1 January 1919[1] – 4 July 2017), original family name German (Russian: Ге́рман),[2] was an author born in the former Soviet Union. Granin started writing in the 1930s. Granin served as a board member of the Leningrad Union of Writers, and he was a winner of many medals and honors including the State Prize for Literature in 1978 and Hero of Socialist Labor 1989.[3]

Daniil Alexandrovich Granin
Даниил Александрович Гранин
BornDaniil Alexandrovich German
(1919-01-01)1 January 1919
Volyn, Kursk, Russia, USSR
Died4 July 2017(2017-07-04) (aged 98)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
OccupationEngineer, Soldier, Writer
Alma materLeningrad Polytechnical Institute


  1. Year of birth mistakenly given in some sources as 1918 because of a misprint in a 1964 literary encyclopedia: Vyacheslav Ogryzko, Russkie pisateli, sovremennaya epokha (Literaturnaya Rossiaya, 2004) ["Во втором томе «Краткой литературной энциклопедии» (М., 1964) дата рождения ошибочно указана 1 января 1918 года."].
  2. "Dictionary of Literary Biography on Daniil Granin". Retrieved 2011-02-19..
  3. "Гранин Даниил Александрович". War Heroes.

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