Alexander Nevsky

1220 - 1263

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Alexander Yaroslavich Nevsky (Russian: Александр Ярославич Невский, tr. Aleksandr Yaroslavich Nevskiy; pronounced [ɐlʲɪˈksandr jɪrɐˈsɫavʲɪtɕ ˈnʲɛfskʲɪj] (listen); 13 May 1221 – 14 November 1263) served as Prince of Novgorod (1236–40, 1241–56 and 1258–1259), Grand Prince of Kiev (1236–52) and Grand Prince of Vladimir (1252–63) during some of the most difficult times in Kievan Rus' history. Commonly regarded as a key figure of medieval Rus', Alexander was a grandson of Vsevolod the Big Nest and rose to legendary status on account of his military victories over German and Swedish invaders. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Nevsky has received more than 1,037,450 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Alexander Nevsky is the 32nd most popular nobleman (down from 22nd in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from Russia (down from 50th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Russian Nobleman.

Alexander Nevsky is most famous for his victory over the German Knights in the Battle of the Ice.

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Among noblemen, Alexander Nevsky ranks 32 out of 843Before him are Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, Edward VII, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Charles the Bold, Diana, Princess of Wales, and Margaret of Valois. After him are Marie de' Medici, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Queen Sofía of Spain, Ramesses III, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, and Henry IV of England.

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Among people born in 1220, Alexander Nevsky ranks 2Before him is Roger Bacon. After him are Pope Martin IV, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, William of Rubruck, Brunetto Latini, Stefan Uroš I, Alphonse, Count of Poitiers, Traidenis, Emperor Go-Saga, Ugolino della Gherardesca, and Enzo of Sardinia. Among people deceased in 1263, Alexander Nevsky ranks 1After him are Mindaugas, Haakon IV of Norway, Shinran, Manuel I of Trebizond, and Boniface, Count of Savoy.

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Among people born in Russia, Alexander Nevsky ranks 57 out of 2,688Before him are Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), Lev Yashin (1929), Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (1895), Georg Cantor (1845), Rurik (830), and Alexander Borodin (1833). After him are Vasily Zaitsev (1915), Mikhail Kalashnikov (1919), Vladimir the Great (958), Gustav Kirchhoff (1824), Boris Godunov (1552), and Konstantin Stanislavski (1863).

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