Boris Spassky

1937 - Today

Boris Spassky

Boris Vasilievich Spassky (Russian: Бори́с Васи́льевич Спа́сский; born January 30, 1937) is a Russian chess grandmaster. He was the tenth World Chess Champion, holding the title from 1969 to 1972. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Boris Spassky has received more than 1,114,477 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3rd most popular chess player.

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  • 70.51

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 62

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.60

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.14

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among chess players, Boris Spassky ranks 3 out of 256Before him are Wilhelm Steinitz and Bobby Fischer. After him are Alexander Alekhine, José Raúl Capablanca, Emanuel Lasker, Mikhail Tal, Tigran Petrosian, Mikhail Botvinnik, Max Euwe, Anatoly Karpov, and Garry Kasparov.

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Among people born in 1937, Boris Spassky ranks 13Before him are Dustin Hoffman, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Ridley Scott, Jane Fonda, Bobby Charlton, and Queen Sonja of Norway. After him are Renzo Piano, Vanessa Redgrave, Martti Ahtisaari, Madeleine Albright, Ahmed Yassin, and Queen Paola of Belgium.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Boris Spassky ranks 85 out of 2,050Before him are Roman Jakobson (1896), Mikhail Kutuzov (1745), Stanislav Petrov (1939), Yaroslav the Wise (978), Alexander Scriabin (1871), and Ivan III of Russia (1440). After him are Mikhail Lomonosov (1711), Michael of Russia (1596), Mikhail Kalinin (1875), Albert Kesselring (1885), Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857), and Otto Wallach (1847).


Among chess players born in Russia, Boris Spassky ranks 1After him are Alexander Alekhine (1892), Mikhail Botvinnik (1911), Anatoly Karpov (1951), Vasily Smyslov (1921), Viktor Korchnoi (1931), Vera Menchik (1906), Savielly Tartakower (1887), Mikhail Chigorin (1850), Andor Lilienthal (1911), Olga Rubtsova (1909), and Elisaveta Bykova (1913).

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