Alexander Alekhine

1892 - 1946

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Alexander Alekhine (Russian: Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Але́хин, Aleksándr Aleksándrovich Alékhin; pronounced [ɐlʲɪkˈsandr ɐlʲɪkˈsandrəvʲɪtɕ ɐˈlʲexʲɪn]; October 31 [O.S. October 19] 1892 – March 24, 1946) was a Russian and French chess player and the fourth World Chess Champion, a title he held for two reigns. By the age of 22, Alekhine was already among the strongest chess players in the world. During the 1920s, he won most of the tournaments in which he played. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Alekhine has received more than 932,549 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Alexander Alekhine is the 5th most popular chess player (down from 4th in 2019), the 102nd most popular biography from Russia (down from 95th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Russian Chess Player.

Alexander Alekhine is most famous for being a chess player. He is considered one of the greatest chess players of all time.

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Among chess players, Alexander Alekhine ranks 5 out of 376Before him are Bobby Fischer, Wilhelm Steinitz, Boris Spassky, and Mikhail Tal. After him are José Raúl Capablanca, Mikhail Botvinnik, Emanuel Lasker, Tigran Petrosian, Max Euwe, Anatoly Karpov, and Garry Kasparov.

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Among people born in 1892, Alexander Alekhine ranks 13Before him are Manfred von Richthofen, Ivo Andrić, Pearl S. Buck, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, and Oliver Hardy. After him are Theodor Eicke, Sepp Dietrich, Martin Niemöller, Engelbert Dollfuss, J. Paul Getty, and Ryūnosuke Akutagawa. Among people deceased in 1946, Alexander Alekhine ranks 15Before him are Hans Frank, Ion Antonescu, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Mikhail Kalinin, John Logie Baird, and Wilhelm Frick. After him are Julius Streicher, Gerhart Hauptmann, Werner von Blomberg, Fritz Sauckel, Karl Haushofer, and Gertrude Stein.

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Among people born in Russia, Alexander Alekhine ranks 102 out of 2,688Before him are Mikhail Lomonosov (1711), Boris Spassky (1937), Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857), Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850), Ivan VI of Russia (1740), and Nikolai Bukharin (1888). After him are Mikhail Lermontov (1814), Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan (1797), Ivan V of Russia (1666), Nadezhda Krupskaya (1869), Sergey Kirov (1886), and Lev Kamenev (1883).


Among chess players born in Russia, Alexander Alekhine ranks 2Before him are Boris Spassky (1937). After him are Mikhail Botvinnik (1911), Anatoly Karpov (1951), Viktor Korchnoi (1931), Vasily Smyslov (1921), Vera Menchik (1906), Mikhail Chigorin (1850), Savielly Tartakower (1887), Andor Lilienthal (1911), Olga Rubtsova (1909), and Yuri Averbakh (1922).