Alexander II of Russia

1818 - 1881

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Alexander II (Russian: Алекса́ндр II Никола́евич, tr. Aleksándr II Nikoláyevich, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr ftɐˈroj nʲɪkɐˈlajɪvʲɪtɕ]; 29 April 1818 – 13 March 1881) was Emperor of Russia, King of Congress Poland and Grand Duke of Finland from 2 March 1855 until his assassination.Alexander's most significant reform as emperor was the emancipation of Russia's serfs in 1861, for which he is known as Alexander the Liberator (Russian: Алекса́ндр Освободи́тель, tr. Aleksándr Osvobodytel, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr ɐsvəbɐˈdʲitʲɪlʲ]). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander II of Russia has received more than 5,129,133 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Alexander II of Russia is the 288th most popular politician (down from 269th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Russia and the 16th most popular Russian Politician.

Alexander II of Russia is most famous for the emancipation of the serfs, which was enacted in 1861.

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Among politicians, Alexander II of Russia ranks 288 out of 15,710Before him are Bill Clinton, Herod Antipas, Jacques Chirac, Charles VIII of France, Eva Perón, and Xi Jinping. After him are Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, Nerva, Croesus, Sejong the Great, Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Cardinal Mazarin.

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Among people born in 1818, Alexander II of Russia ranks 5Before him are Karl Marx, James Prescott Joule, Ignaz Semmelweis, and Ivan Turgenev. After him are Emily Brontë, Charles Gounod, Christian IX of Denmark, Jacob Burckhardt, Marius Petipa, Lewis H. Morgan, and Adolf Anderssen. Among people deceased in 1881, Alexander II of Russia ranks 3Before him are Fyodor Dostoevsky and Modest Mussorgsky. After him are Billy the Kid, Benjamin Disraeli, James A. Garfield, Thomas Carlyle, Lewis H. Morgan, Louis Auguste Blanqui, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Jenny von Westphalen, and Henri Vieuxtemps.

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Among people born in Russia, Alexander II of Russia ranks 42 out of 2,688Before him are Paul I of Russia (1754), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (1901), Georgy Zhukov (1896), Yuri Andropov (1914), and Valentina Tereshkova (1937). After him are David Hilbert (1862), Konstantin Chernenko (1911), Elizabeth of Russia (1709), E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), Boris Pasternak (1890), and Andrei Tarkovsky (1932).


Among politicians born in Russia, Alexander II of Russia ranks 16Before him are Alexander I of Russia (1777), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), Alexander III of Russia (1845), Paul I of Russia (1754), Georgy Zhukov (1896), and Yuri Andropov (1914). After him are Konstantin Chernenko (1911), Elizabeth of Russia (1709), Vyacheslav Molotov (1890), Rurik (830), Vladimir the Great (958), and Boris Godunov (1552).