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ˈgoʊ gəl, -gɔlgogol

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  1. Gogol, Nikolai Vasilievich Gogolnoun

    Russian writer who introduced realism to Russian literature (1809-1852)


  1. Gogolnoun

    A Russian and Ukrainian surname.

  2. Etymology: From Гоголь and Гоголь. The surname is from гоголь < gogolĭ.


  1. gogol

    Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol (1 April [O.S. 20 March] 1809 – 4 March [O.S. 21 February] 1852) was a Russian novelist, short story writer and playwright of Ukrainian origin.Gogol was one of the first to use the technique of the grotesque, in works such as "The Nose", "Viy", "The Overcoat", and "Nevsky Prospekt". These stories, and others such as "Diary of a Madman", have also been noted for their proto-surrealist qualities. According to Viktor Shklovsky, Gogol's strange style of writing resembles the "ostranenie" technique of defamiliarization. His early works, such as Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka, were influenced by his Ukrainian upbringing, Ukrainian culture and folklore. His later writing satirised political corruption in the Russian Empire (The Government Inspector, Dead Souls). The novel Taras Bulba (1835), the play Marriage (1842), and the short stories "The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich", "The Portrait" and "The Carriage", are also among his best-known works. Many writers and critics have recognized Gogol's huge influence on Russian, Ukrainian and world literature. Gogol's influence was acknowledged by Mikhail Bulgakov, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Flannery O'Connor, Franz Kafka and others.


  1. gogol

    Gogol is a term used in mathematics to represent the number 10 to the power of 100, also known as a googol. It's a very large number that was first coined by a nine-year-old Milton Sirotta, the nephew of the American mathematician Edward Kasner. It's used to illustrate the difference between an unimaginably large number and infinity. The term is spelled as 'googol' in English, but 'gogol' is a variant spelling.

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  1. GOGOL

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gogol is ranked #58042 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Gogol surname appeared 350 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Gogol.

    95.1% or 333 total occurrences were White.
    2.2% or 8 total occurrences were Asian.
    2% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gogol in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gogol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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