1620 - 1682

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Avvakum Petrov (Russian: Аввакум Петров; 20 November 1620/21 – 14 April 1682) (also spelled Awakum) was a Russian protopope of the Kazan Cathedral on Red Square who led the opposition to Patriarch Nikon's reforms of the Russian Orthodox Church. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Avvakum has received more than 155,423 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Avvakum is the 914th most popular religious figure (down from 849th in 2019), the 418th most popular biography from Russia (down from 383rd in 2019) and the 7th most popular Russian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Avvakum ranks 914 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Dioscorus I of Alexandria, Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi, Khaemweset, Zephaniah, Nicetas of Remesiana, and Severinus of Noricum. After him are Matthew III Csák, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur, Paolo Giovio, Sebastian Castellio, Abu Hudhayfa ibn Utba, and Teobaldo Boccapecci.

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Among people born in 1620, Avvakum ranks 5Before him are Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg, Ninon de l'Enclos, Edme Mariotte, and Aelbert Cuyp. After him are Jean Picard, Pierre Puget, Miklós Zrínyi, Henri Coiffier de Ruzé, Marquis of Cinq-Mars, Abraham van Beijeren, John Graunt, and Masaniello. Among people deceased in 1682, Avvakum ranks 11Before him are 5th Dalai Lama, Jacob van Ruisdael, Johann Joachim Becher, Jacob Kettler, Alessandro Stradella, and Baldassare Longhena. After him are Jean Picard, Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Thomas Browne, Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Gu Yanwu, and Heo Mok.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Avvakum ranks 418 out of 2,688Before him are Werner Ostendorff (1903), Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich of Russia (1869), Igor Smirnov (1941), Yury Luzhkov (1936), Vsevolod the Big Nest (1154), and Daniil Kharms (1905). After him are Edith Södergran (1892), Gavrila Derzhavin (1743), Olga Knipper (1868), Vasily Dokuchaev (1846), Valery Leontiev (1949), and Mikhail Alekseyev (1857).


Among religious figures born in Russia, Avvakum ranks 7Before him are Seraphim of Sarov (1754), Patriarch Kirill of Moscow (1946), Eugen Sandow (1867), Patriarch Nikon of Moscow (1605), Basil Fool for Christ (1468), and Sergius of Radonezh (1314). After him are Nadezhda von Meck (1831), Ilia II of Georgia (1933), Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow (1865), Alexander Schmorell (1917), Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova (1835), and Aleksandr Akimov (1953).