Alexander I of Russia

1777 - 1825

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Alexander I (Russian: Александр I Павлович, romanized: Aleksandr I Pavlovich, IPA: [ɐlʲɪkˈsandr ˈpavləvʲɪtɕ]; 23 December [O.S. 12 December] 1777 – 1 December [O.S. 19 November] 1825), nicknamed "the Blessed", was Emperor of Russia from 1801, the first king of Congress Poland from 1815, and the grand duke of Finland from 1809 to his death in 1825. He ruled Russia during the chaotic period of the Napoleonic Wars. The eldest son of Emperor Paul I and Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg, Alexander succeeded to the throne after his father was murdered. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander I of Russia has received more than 6,275,176 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 85 in 2019). Alexander I of Russia is the 152nd most popular politician (up from 163rd in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Russia (up from 23rd in 2019) and the 10th most popular Russian Politician.

Alexander I of Russia was the Tsar of Russia from 1801 to 1825. He was the son of Paul I of Russia and Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg. He was also a military leader, and he led Russia into the Napoleonic Wars. He was also known for his liberal reforms in education, which led to the establishment of the University of Moscow.

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Among politicians, Alexander I of Russia ranks 152 out of 19,576Before him are Augusto Pinochet, Hatshepsut, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, Pol Pot, Abdul Hamid II, and Xerxes I. After him are Hulagu Khan, Shimon Peres, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Akbar, Deng Xiaoping, and Mustafa I.

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Among people born in 1777, Alexander I of Russia ranks 3Before him are Carl Friedrich Gauss, and Hans Christian Ørsted. After him are Désirée Clary, Heinrich von Kleist, Henry Clay, Elisa Bonaparte, Francis I of the Two Sicilies, Juliette Récamier, Nathan Mayer Rothschild, Philipp Otto Runge, and Louis Jacques Thénard. Among people deceased in 1825, Alexander I of Russia ranks 1After him are Jacques-Louis David, Antonio Salieri, Henri de Saint-Simon, Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria, Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, Eli Whitney, Pauline Bonaparte, Jean Paul, Henry Fuseli, Dmitry Bortniansky, and Laskarina Bouboulina.

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Among people born in Russia, Alexander I of Russia ranks 22 out of 3,761Before him are Ivan the Terrible (1530), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Kim Jong-il (1941), Wassily Kandinsky (1866), Ivan Pavlov (1849), and Ayn Rand (1905). After him are Lev Yashin (1929), Maxim Gorky (1868), Isaac Asimov (1920), Mikhail Bakunin (1814), Igor Stravinsky (1882), and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918).


Among politicians born in Russia, Alexander I of Russia ranks 10Before him are Peter the Great (1672), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Ivan the Terrible (1530), Boris Yeltsin (1931), and Kim Jong-il (1941). After him are Nicholas I of Russia (1796), Yuri Andropov (1914), Alexander III of Russia (1845), Georgy Zhukov (1896), Alexander II of Russia (1818), and Konstantin Chernenko (1911).