Alexander Ypsilantis

1792 - 1828

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Alexandros Ypsilantis (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Υψηλάντης, romanized: Aléxandros Ypsilántis, pronounced [aˈleksanðros ipsiˈla(n)dis]; Romanian: Alexandru Ipsilanti; Russian: Александр Константинович Ипсиланти, romanized: Aleksandr Konstantinovich Ipsilanti; 12 December 1792 – 31 January 1828) was a Greek nationalist politician who was member of a prominent Phanariot Greek family, a prince of the Danubian Principalities, a senior officer of the Imperial Russian cavalry during the Napoleonic Wars, and a leader of the Filiki Etaireia, a secret organization that coordinated the beginning of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Ypsilantis has received more than 170,448 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Alexander Ypsilantis is the 2,835th most popular politician (up from 3,136th in 2019), the 324th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 335th in 2019) and the 175th most popular Turkish Politician.

Alexandros Ypsilantis is most famous for leading the Filiki Eteria, a secret society of Greek patriots, in an uprising against the Ottoman Empire, which was the ruling power in Greece at the time.

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Among politicians, Alexander Ypsilantis ranks 2,835 out of 15,710Before him are Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland, Richard Baer, Vsevolod I of Kiev, Yazid III, Gunthamund, and Iziaslav I of Kiev. After him are Francisco I. Madero, Maria Komnene, Queen of Jerusalem, Armand Fallières, Heinrich Lübke, Hyeokgeose of Silla, and Lucius Aemilius Paullus.

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Among people born in 1792, Alexander Ypsilantis ranks 10Before him are Nikolai Lobachevsky, John Herschel, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, William II of the Netherlands, Karl Ernst von Baer, and Caroline Augusta of Bavaria. After him are Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Johan August Arfwedson, William, Duke of Nassau, Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, Maria Beatrice of Savoy, and Matteo Carcassi. Among people deceased in 1828, Alexander Ypsilantis ranks 9Before him are Shaka, Maria Feodorovna, Victor of Aveyron, Franz Joseph Gall, Carl Peter Thunberg, and Jean-Antoine Houdon. After him are Kobayashi Issa, William Hyde Wollaston, Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Karl Mack von Leiberich, Radama I, and Charlotte, Princess Royal.

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Among people born in Turkey, Alexander Ypsilantis ranks 324 out of 1,128Before him are Joannes Zonaras (1074), Apollinaris of Ravenna (101), Fatih Terim (1953), Bülent Ecevit (1925), Cleitus the Black (-370), and Ibn Hawqal (943). After him are Nikephoros I of Constantinople (758), Helenus (null), Strato of Lampsacus (-335), Nebahat Çehre (1944), Pulcheria (399), and Gregory Thaumaturgus (213).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Alexander Ypsilantis ranks 175Before him are Midhat Pasha (1822), Alexios I of Trebizond (1182), Menua (-900), Thomas Palaiologos (1409), Bülent Ecevit (1925), and Cleitus the Black (-370). After him are Helenus (null), Alaeddin Pasha (1250), Deiphobus (null), David of Trebizond (1408), Argishti I of Urartu (-827), and Memnon (null).