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Alexander Alekhine

1892 - 1946

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Alexander Aleksandrovich Alekhine (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 1,065,839 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia. Alexander Alekhine is the 4th most popular chess player (up from 5th in 2019), the 115th most popular biography from Russia (down from 102nd in 2019) and the 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 4 out of 374Before him are Bobby Fischer, Wilhelm Steinitz, and José Raúl Capablanca. After him are Mikhail Tal, Boris Spassky, Emanuel Lasker, Mikhail Botvinnik, Nona Gaprindashvili, Max Euwe, Tigran Petrosian, and Garry Kasparov.

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Among people born in 1892, Alexander Alekhine ranks 14Before him are Ivo Andrić, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Pearl S. Buck, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Martin Niemöller, and Oliver Hardy. After him are Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Sepp Dietrich, Theodor Eicke, Amanullah Khan, Arthur Compton, and J. Paul Getty. Among people deceased in 1946, Alexander Alekhine ranks 16Before him are Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Ion Antonescu, Mikhail Kalinin, Wilhelm Frick, and Julius Streicher. After him are Gerhart Hauptmann, Werner von Blomberg, Paul Langevin, Karl Haushofer, Fritz Sauckel, and Manuel de Falla.

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Among people born in Russia, Alexander Alekhine ranks 115 out of 3,262Before him are Ivan VI of Russia (1740), Lev Kamenev (1883), Vasili III of Russia (1479), Nikolai Bukharin (1888), Nadezhda Krupskaya (1869), and Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1899). After him are False Dmitry I (1581), Valery Legasov (1936), Tokhtamysh (1342), Ivan V of Russia (1666), Dzhokhar Dudayev (1944), and Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850).


Among chess players born in Russia, Alexander Alekhine ranks 1After him are Boris Spassky (1937), Mikhail Botvinnik (1911), Anatoly Karpov (1951), Vasily Smyslov (1921), Viktor Korchnoi (1931), Vera Menchik (1906), Savielly Tartakower (1887), Mikhail Chigorin (1850), Yuri Averbakh (1922), Andor Lilienthal (1911), and Elisaveta Bykova (1913).