Elizabeth of Russia

1709 - 1762

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Elizabeth Petrovna (Russian: Елизаве́та (Елисаве́та) Петро́вна) (29 December [O.S. 18 December] 1709 – 5 January 1762 [O.S. 25 December 1761]), also known as Yelisaveta or Elizaveta, reigned as the Empress of Russia from 1741 until her death in 1762. She remains one of the most popular Russian monarchs because of her decision not to execute a single person during her reign, her numerous construction projects, and her strong opposition to Prussian policies.The second-eldest daughter of Tsar Peter the Great (r. 1682–1725), Elizabeth lived through the confused successions of her father's descendants following her half-brother Alexei's death in 1718. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elizabeth of Russia has received more than 2,577,348 page views. Her biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Elizabeth of Russia is the 297th most popular politician (down from 275th in 2019), the 45th most popular biography from Russia (down from 44th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Russian Politician.

Elizabeth of Russia is most famous for being the longest-ruling female leader in European history.

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Among politicians, Elizabeth of Russia ranks 297 out of 15,710Before her are Croesus, Sejong the Great, Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, Cardinal Mazarin, Konstantin Chernenko, and Charles VI of France. After her are Shimon Peres, Hugh Capet, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Hu Jintao, Constantine XI Palaiologos, and Galba.

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Among people born in 1709, Elizabeth of Russia ranks 1After her are Julien Offray de La Mettrie, Samuel Johnson, Jacques de Vaucanson, Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, Wilhelmine of Prussia, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, Franz Benda, Georg Wilhelm Steller, Gabriel Bonnot de Mably, Étienne de Silhouette, and Andreas Sigismund Marggraf. Among people deceased in 1762, Elizabeth of Russia ranks 1After her are Peter III of Russia, Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, James Bradley, Crown Prince Sado, Archduchess Maria Johanna Gabriela of Austria, Emperor Momozono, Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Francesco Geminiani, Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and Jean Calas.

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Among people born in Russia, Elizabeth of Russia ranks 45 out of 2,688Before her are Georgy Zhukov (1896), Yuri Andropov (1914), Valentina Tereshkova (1937), Alexander II of Russia (1818), David Hilbert (1862), and Konstantin Chernenko (1911). After her are E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), Boris Pasternak (1890), Andrei Tarkovsky (1932), Rudolf Nureyev (1938), Vyacheslav Molotov (1890), and Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861).


Among politicians born in Russia, Elizabeth of Russia ranks 18Before her are Alexander III of Russia (1845), Paul I of Russia (1754), Georgy Zhukov (1896), Yuri Andropov (1914), Alexander II of Russia (1818), and Konstantin Chernenko (1911). After her are Vyacheslav Molotov (1890), Rurik (830), Vladimir the Great (958), Boris Godunov (1552), Feodor I of Russia (1557), and Frederick I of Prussia (1657).