Alexander Danilovich Menshikov

1673 - 1729

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Prince Aleksander Danilovich Menshikov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Дани́лович Ме́ншиков, tr. Aleksándr Danílovič Ménšikov; 16 November [O.S. 6 November] 1673 – 23 November [O.S. 12 November] 1729) was a Russian statesman, whose official titles included Generalissimus, Prince of the Russian Empire and Duke of Izhora (Duke of Ingria), Prince of the Holy Roman Empire, Duke of Cosel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Danilovich Menshikov has received more than 141,798 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Alexander Danilovich Menshikov is the 3,379th most popular politician (up from 3,569th in 2019), the 332nd most popular biography from Russia (up from 348th in 2019) and the 101st most popular Russian Politician.

Alexander Danilovich Menshikov was a Russian statesman and a close advisor to Catherine the Great. He was one of the most important figures in the early years of the Russian Empire. Menshikov was the governor-general of Moscow and Saint Petersburg, and he presided over the Senate. Menshikov was also a noted art collector.

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Among politicians, Alexander Danilovich Menshikov ranks 3,379 out of 15,710Before him are Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Yevgeny Primakov, Matthew Kantakouzenos, Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, Constantin Fehrenbach, and Blanche II of Navarre. After him are Miguel de la Madrid, Hyrcanus II, Shallum of Israel, Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska, Ahmad al-Mansur, and Bianca Cappello.

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Among people born in 1673, Alexander Danilovich Menshikov ranks 8Before him are Louis de Montfort, Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Dimitrie Cantemir, Alessandro Marcello, Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Duchess of Bourbon, and Rosalba Carriera. After him are Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin, Johann Conrad Dippel, Violante Beatrice of Bavaria, Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, Anna Maria Franziska of Saxe-Lauenburg, and Claude Gillot. Among people deceased in 1729, Alexander Danilovich Menshikov ranks 5Before him are Thomas Newcomen, John Law, Jacob Roggeveen, and Leopold, Duke of Lorraine. After him are Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Jean Meslier, Johann David Heinichen, John Ernest IV, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Samuel Clarke, John William III, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach, and Louis Antoine de Noailles.

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Among people born in Russia, Alexander Danilovich Menshikov ranks 332 out of 2,688Before him are Nikolay Pirogov (1810), Ferdinand von Wrangel (1797), Lev Kuleshov (1899), Otto Nicolai (1810), Alexander Ostrovsky (1823), and Vladimir Kryuchkov (1924). After him are Sergey Ilyushin (1894), Georgy Chicherin (1872), Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1831), Alexandre Koyré (1892), Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia (1784), and Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933).


Among politicians born in Russia, Alexander Danilovich Menshikov ranks 101Before him are Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (1860), Prince Paul of Yugoslavia (1893), Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia (1875), Jani Beg (1300), Mathilde Kschessinska (1872), and Vladimir Kryuchkov (1924). After him are Georgy Chicherin (1872), Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1831), Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia (1784), Oleg Penkovsky (1919), Yury of Moscow (1281), and Vasili Kuznetsov (1901).