Anna Anderson

1896 - 1984

Anna Anderson

Anna Anderson (16 December 1896 – 12 February 1984) was the best known of several impostors 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 1,993,972 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 14th most popular celebrity.

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  • 31

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Among celebrities, Anna Anderson ranks 14 out of 140Before her are Lina Medina, Buffalo Bill, Empress Michiko, Joseph Merrick, Simonetta Vespucci, and Margaret Brown. After her are Millvina Dean, Black Dahlia, Monica Lewinsky, Philippe Petit, Rosalia Lombardo, and Kim Kardashian.

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Among people born in 1896, Anna Anderson ranks 22Before her are Paula Hitler, Gerty Cori, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Felix Steiner, Dziga Vertov, and Howard Hawks. After her are Ernst Udet, Donald Winnicott, Célestin Freinet, A. J. Cronin, Milena Jesenská, and Paulino Alcántara. Among people deceased in 1984, Anna Anderson ranks 17Before her are Marvin Gaye, Martin Niemöller, Truman Capote, Tigran Petrosian, Julio Cortázar, and Alfred Kastler. After her are Pyotr Kapitsa, Martin Ryle, Mohamed Naguib, Oleg Antonov, Karl Wolff, and Stanley Milgram.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Anna Anderson ranks 102 out of 930Before her are Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512), Friedrich Bergius (1884), Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899), Dziga Vertov (1896), and Marie Walewska (1786). After her are Catherine Jagiellon (1526), Otto Liman von Sanders (1855), Henryk Wieniawski (1835), Adolf Anderssen (1818), Horst Köhler (1943), and Leopold Kronecker (1823).


Among celebrities born in Poland, Anna Anderson ranks 1

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