Anna Anderson

1896 - 1984

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Anna Anderson (16 December 1896 – 12 February 1984) was an impostor who claimed to be Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia. Anastasia, the youngest daughter of the last Tsar and Tsarina of Russia, Nicholas II and Alexandra, was murdered along with her parents and siblings on 17 July 1918 by communist revolutionaries in Yekaterinburg, Russia, but the location of her body was unknown until 2007.In 1920, Anderson was institutionalized in a mental hospital after a suicide attempt in Berlin. At first, she went by the name Fräulein Unbekannt (German for Miss Unknown) as she refused to reveal her identity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anna Anderson has received more than 2,334,473 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Anna Anderson is the 14th most popular celebrity, the 85th most popular biography from Poland (up from 102nd in 2019) and the most popular Polish Celebrity.

Anna Anderson was a woman who claimed to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia.

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Among celebrities, Anna Anderson ranks 14 out of 184Before her are Buffalo Bill, Lina Medina, Joseph Merrick, Simonetta Vespucci, Black Dahlia, and Millvina Dean. After her are Empress Michiko, Mary Mallon, Monica Lewinsky, Margaret Brown, Rosalia Lombardo, and Rodney King.

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Among people born in 1896, Anna Anderson ranks 19Before her are Klement Gottwald, Andrei Zhdanov, Oswald Mosley, Felix Steiner, Paula Hitler, and Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. After her are Howard Hawks, Milena Jesenská, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, A. J. Cronin, Dziga Vertov, and Gerty Cori. Among people deceased in 1984, Anna Anderson ranks 16Before her are Truman Capote, Martin Niemöller, Mikhail Sholokhov, Marvin Gaye, Tigran Petrosian, and Julio Cortázar. After her are Oleg Antonov, Alfred Kastler, Mohamed Naguib, Karl Wolff, Sam Peckinpah, and Pyotr Kapitsa.

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Among people born in Poland, Anna Anderson ranks 85 out of 1,231Before her are John II Casimir Vasa (1609), Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928), Anton Denikin (1872), Emil von Behring (1854), Pola Negri (1897), and Hanna Reitsch (1912). After her are Carl Menger (1840), Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046), Gerhard Domagk (1895), Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512), Marie Walewska (1786), and Johannes Hevelius (1611).


Among celebrities born in Poland, Anna Anderson ranks 1