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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 German bodybuilder and showman from Prussia. 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 1,152,894 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Eugen Sandow is the 763rd most popular religious figure (up from 801st in 2019), the 347th most popular biography from Russia (up from 362nd in 2019) and the 5th 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 763 out of 2,238Before him are Mikao Usui, Abdullah ibn Saba', Sun Myung Moon, William of Gellone, Hans Egede, and Agabus. After him are Giuseppe Moscati, Sasan, József Mindszenty, Charles Spurgeon, Nahor, son of Serug, and Juliana of Nicomedia.

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Among people born in 1867, Eugen Sandow ranks 35Before him are Joseph Maria Olbrich, Rubén Darío, Madam C. J. Walker, Kurt Eisner, Edward B. Titchener, and Ignacy Mościcki. After him are Alexander Parvus, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Wilhelm Groener, Edgar de Wahl, and Winsor McCay. Among people deceased in 1925, Eugen Sandow ranks 34Before him are Oliver Heaviside, Vajiravudh, Fritz Haarmann, Léon Bourgeois, Aleksey Kuropatkin, and H. Rider Haggard. After him are Karl Abraham, Pierre Louÿs, Lovis Corinth, Max Linder, Hjalmar Branting, and Moritz Moszkowski.

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Among people born in Russia, Eugen Sandow ranks 347 out of 3,262Before him are Anatoly Sobchak (1937), Nikolai Kuznetsov (1904), Sergey Brin (1973), Aleksandr Lyapunov (1857), Nikita Mikhalkov (1945), and Valentin Serov (1865). After him are Naum Gabo (1890), Nikolai Rubinstein (1835), Karl Bryullov (1799), Alexander Danilovich Menshikov (1673), Yury of Moscow (1281), and Andrey Bogolyubsky (1111).


Among religious figures born in Russia, Eugen Sandow ranks 5Before him are Seraphim of Sarov (1754), Patriarch Kirill of Moscow (1946), Patriarch Nikon of Moscow (1605), and Ilia II of Georgia (1933). After him are Sergius of Radonezh (1314), Avvakum (1620), Basil Fool for Christ (1468), Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow (1865), Nicholas of Japan (1836), Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova (1835), and Xenia of Saint Petersburg (1719).