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Alexander Nevsky

1220 - 1263

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Alexander Yaroslavich Nevsky (Russian: Александр Ярославич Невский; IPA: [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 (1246–63) and Grand Prince of Vladimir (1252–63) during the Mongol conquest. 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. He preserved separate statehood and Orthodoxy, agreeing to pay tribute to the powerful Golden Horde. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Nevsky has received more than 1,412,276 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Alexander Nevsky is the 40th most popular nobleman (down from 32nd in 2019), the 72nd most popular biography from Russia (down from 57th in 2019) and the 4th 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 40 out of 842Before him are Ramesses III, Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, El Cid, Ludovico Sforza, Marie Thérèse of France, and Otto von Habsburg. After him are Queen Sofía of Spain, Pope Leo IX, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Margaret of Valois, Henry IV of England, and Princess Sophie of Bavaria.

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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, Ugolino della Gherardesca, Traidenis, Emperor Go-Saga, 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, Boniface, Count of Savoy, and Guy I de la Roche.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Nevsky ranks 72 out of 3,262Before him are Dmitry Medvedev (1965), Georgy Malenkov (1902), Peter Kropotkin (1842), Rudolf Nureyev (1938), Frederick I of Prussia (1657), and Peter Carl Fabergé (1846). After him are Yaroslav the Wise (978), Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), Andrei Sakharov (1921), Konstantin Stanislavski (1863), Alexander Scriabin (1871), and Ivan III of Russia (1440).

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