Eugen Sandow

1867 - 1925

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Eugen Sandow (born Friedrich Wilhelm Müller German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈmʏlɐ]; 2 April 1867 – 14 October 1925) was a Prussian bodybuilder and showman. Born in Königsberg, Sandow became interested in bodybuilding at the age of ten during a visit to Italy. After a spell in the circus, Sandow studied under strongman Ludwig Durlacher in the late 1880s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eugen Sandow has received more than 837,235 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Eugen Sandow is the 802nd most popular religious figure (up from 937th in 2019), the 363rd most popular biography from Russia (up from 447th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Russian Religious Figure.

Eugen Sandow was a German strongman and bodybuilder who is most famous for his strongman feats of strength.

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Among religious figures, Eugen Sandow ranks 802 out of 2,272. Before him are Clemens August Graf von Galen, Leonard of Noblac, Archduke Rudolf of Austria, Gotthard of Hildesheim, Augustine of Canterbury, and Rose Kennedy. After him are Thibaud Gaudin, Conrad Schumann, Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Ludmila of Bohemia, Theodore Stratelates, and Pat Garrett.

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Among people born in 1867, Eugen Sandow ranks 36Before him are Umberto Giordano, Kurt Eisner, Edward B. Titchener, Sakichi Toyoda, Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony, and Vicente Blasco Ibáñez. After him are Ignacy Mościcki, Leo Jogiches, Wilhelm Groener, Hans Driesch, Edgar de Wahl, and Winsor McCay. Among people deceased in 1925, Eugen Sandow ranks 40Before him are Max Linder, Karl Abraham, Clément Ader, Lovis Corinth, Christian Krohg, and Aleksey Kuropatkin. After him are August von Wassermann, Moritz Moszkowski, Nariman Narimanov, Michel Verne, Boris Savinkov, and Vincenzo Peruggia.

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Among people born in Russia, Eugen Sandow ranks 363 out of 2,688. Before him are Vasili Kuznetsov (1901), Simeon of Moscow (1316), Lovis Corinth (1858), Nathalie Sarraute (1900), Aleksey Kuropatkin (1848), and Sergey Mikhalkov (1913). After him are Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (1890), Bulat Okudzhava (1924), Zinovy Rozhestvensky (1848), Mikhail Vrubel (1856), Pavlik Morozov (1918), and Mengu-Timur (1235).


Among religious figures born in Russia, Eugen Sandow ranks 3Before him are Seraphim of Sarov (1754) and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow (1946). After him are Patriarch Nikon of Moscow (1605), Basil Fool for Christ (1468), Sergius of Radonezh (1314), Avvakum (1620), Nadezhda von Meck (1831), Ilia II of Georgia (1933), Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow (1865), Alexander Schmorell (1917), and Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova (1835).