False Dmitry II

1600 - 1610

Photo of False Dmitry II

Icon of person False Dmitry II

False Dmitry II (Russian: Лжедмитрий II, romanized: Lzhedmitrii II; died 21 December [O.S. 11 December] 1610), historically known as Pseudo-Demetrius II and also called tushinsky vor ("the thief of Tushino"), was the second of three pretenders to the Russian throne who claimed to be Tsarevich Dmitry Ivanovich, the youngest son of Ivan the Terrible, during the Time of Troubles. The real Dmitry had died under uncertain circumstances, most likely an assassination in 1591 at the age of nine at his widowed mother's appanage residence in Uglich. The second False Dmitry first appeared on the scene around 20 July 1607, at Starodub. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of False Dmitry II has received more than 183,173 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. False Dmitry II is the 4,596th most popular politician (down from 4,415th in 2019), the 445th most popular biography from Russia (down from 440th in 2019) and the 131st most popular Russian Politician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 180k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.15

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.98

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.75

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among politicians, False Dmitry II ranks 4,596 out of 19,576Before him are Blanche of Namur, Devlet Hatun, Robert III, Count of Flanders, Herihor, Emperor Go-Fukakusa, and Alfonso Jordan. After him are Horik I, Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern, Carlos Arias Navarro, Bagoas, Margaret of Bavaria, and Malik-Shah II.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1600, False Dmitry II ranks 6Before him are Pope Clement IX, Charles I of England, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Claude Lorrain, and Sawney Bean. After him are Marie de Rohan, Nicolas Sanson, Simeon Bekbulatovich, Maria Celeste, Kuchum, and Gabriel Naudé. Among people deceased in 1610, False Dmitry II ranks 8Before him are Henry IV of France, Matteo Ricci, Ludolph van Ceulen, François Ravaillac, Honda Tadakatsu, and Adam Elsheimer. After him are Catherine Vasa of Sweden, Anna of Sweden, Frederick IV, Elector Palatine, Hasegawa Tōhaku, Duchess Sophie of Prussia, and Anthony Jenkinson.

Others Born in 1600

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1610

Go to all Rankings

In Russia

Among people born in Russia, False Dmitry II ranks 445 out of 3,761Before him are Andrei Platonov (1899), Mehmed I Giray (1465), Tsarevna Catherine Ivanovna of Russia (1691), Dmitry Utkin (1970), Salawat Yulayev (1754), and Nikolay Zhukovsky (1847). After him are Patriarch Filaret of Moscow (1553), Yaroslav II of Vladimir (1191), Elsa Triolet (1896), Alexander Afanasyev (1826), Dmitry Muratov (1961), and Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov (1787).


Among politicians born in Russia, False Dmitry II ranks 131Before him are Igor Smirnov (1941), Yury Luzhkov (1936), Princess Louise of Prussia (1808), Lydia Litvyak (1921), Mehmed I Giray (1465), and Tsarevna Catherine Ivanovna of Russia (1691). After him are Patriarch Filaret of Moscow (1553), Yaroslav II of Vladimir (1191), Nikolay Bobrikov (1839), Naina Yeltsina (1932), Iziaslav II of Kiev (1097), and Pavel Milyukov (1859).