Alexander III of Russia

1845 - 1894

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Alexander III (Russian: Алекса́ндр III Алекса́ндрович, tr. Aleksandr III Aleksandrovich; 10 March 1845 – 1 November 1894) was Emperor of Russia, King of Congress Poland and Grand Duke of Finland from 13 March 1881 until his death in 1894. He was highly reactionary and reversed some of the liberal reforms of his father, Alexander II. This policy is known in Russia as "counter-reforms" (Russian: контрреформы). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander III of Russia has received more than 5,113,601 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Alexander III of Russia is the 244th most popular politician (down from 226th in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from Russia and the 12th most popular Russian Politician.

Alexander III of Russia is most famous for his role in the Russo-Japanese War, which was a war between Russia and Japan.

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Among politicians, Alexander III of Russia ranks 244 out of 15,710Before him are Konrad Adenauer, Mehmed I, Philip II of France, Charles the Bald, Enver Hoxha, and Louis XII of France. After him are Paul I of Russia, Godfrey of Bouillon, Mehmed VI, Charles VII of France, Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha.

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Among people born in 1845, Alexander III of Russia ranks 2Before him is Wilhelm Röntgen. After him are Georg Cantor, Ludwig II of Bavaria, George I of Greece, Élie Metchnikoff, Gabriel Fauré, Carl Spitteler, Amadeo I of Spain, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Gabriel Lippmann, and Ludwig III of Bavaria. Among people deceased in 1894, Alexander III of Russia ranks 2Before him is Heinrich Hertz. After him are Robert Louis Stevenson, Hermann von Helmholtz, Adolphe Sax, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Marie François Sadi Carnot, Gustave Caillebotte, Anton Rubinstein, Lajos Kossuth, Hans von Bülow, and Pafnuty Chebyshev.

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Among people born in Russia, Alexander III of Russia ranks 34 out of 2,688Before him are Dmitri Shostakovich (1906), Modest Mussorgsky (1839), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873), Ivan Turgenev (1818), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844). After him are Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Paul I of Russia (1754), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (1901), Georgy Zhukov (1896), and Yuri Andropov (1914).


Among politicians born in Russia, Alexander III of Russia ranks 12Before him are Ivan the Terrible (1530), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Kim Jong-il (1941), Alexander I of Russia (1777), and Nicholas I of Russia (1796). After him are Paul I of Russia (1754), Georgy Zhukov (1896), Yuri Andropov (1914), Alexander II of Russia (1818), Konstantin Chernenko (1911), and Elizabeth of Russia (1709).