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Basil Fool for Christ

1468 - 1552

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Basil the Blessed (known also as Basil, fool for Christ; Basil, Wonderworker of Moscow; or Blessed Basil of Moscow, fool for Christ Russian: Василий Блаженный, Vasily Blazhenny) is a Russian Orthodox saint of the type known as yurodivy or "holy fool". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Basil Fool for Christ has received more than 158,774 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Basil Fool for Christ is the 855th most popular religious figure (down from 842nd in 2019), the 406th most popular biography from Russia (down from 381st in 2019) and the 8th most popular Russian Religious Figure.

Basil fool is a dessert that is traditionally made with whipped cream, sugar, and fresh basil.

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  • 60.15

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  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.03

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  • 3.10

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Basil Fool for Christ ranks 855 out of 2,238Before him are Al-Juwayni, Peter Chrysologus, Gerard Majella, Sergius of Radonezh, Avvakum, and Philipp Spener. After him are Anastasius of Persia, Antipope Laurentius, Antipope Honorius II, Dayananda Saraswati, Aristides of Athens, and Frumentius.

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Among people born in 1468, Basil Fool for Christ ranks 4Before him are Pope Paul III, John, Elector of Saxony, and Charles I, Duke of Savoy. After him are Tomé Pires, Juan de Zumárraga, Juan del Encina, Francesco Donato, Cornelis Engebrechtsz., Catherine of Saxony, Archduchess of Austria, Ibn Kemal, and Henry the Middle, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Among people deceased in 1552, Basil Fool for Christ ranks 3Before him are Francis Xavier and Katharina von Bora. After him are Petrus Apianus, Paolo Giovio, Sebastian Münster, Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, Andreas Osiander, Olaus Petri, Antonio de Mendoza, Guru Angad, and Pierre Attaingnant.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Basil Fool for Christ ranks 406 out of 3,262Before him are Lyudmila Ulitskaya (1943), Valery Leontiev (1949), Roza Shanina (1924), Shamil Basayev (1965), Sergius of Radonezh (1314), and Avvakum (1620). After him are Leonid Rogozov (1934), Pyotr Krasnov (1869), Mehmed I Giray (1465), Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich of Russia (1869), Andre Geim (1958), and Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia (1858).


Among religious figures born in Russia, Basil Fool for Christ ranks 8Before him are Patriarch Kirill of Moscow (1946), Patriarch Nikon of Moscow (1605), Ilia II of Georgia (1933), Eugen Sandow (1867), Sergius of Radonezh (1314), and Avvakum (1620). After him are Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow (1865), Nicholas of Japan (1836), Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova (1835), Xenia of Saint Petersburg (1719), Anna Vyrubova (1884), and Nadezhda von Meck (1831).