Feodor I of Russia

1557 - 1598

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Fyodor I Ivanovich (Russian: Фёдор I Иванович) or Feodor I Ioannovich (Феодор I Иоаннович; 31 May 1557 – 17 January 1598), nicknamed the Blessed (Блаженный), was Tsar of all Russia from 1584 until his death in 1598. Feodor's mother died when he was three, and he grew up in the shadow of his father, Ivan the Terrible. A pious man of retiring disposition, Feodor took little interest in politics, and the country was effectively administered in his name by Boris Godunov, the brother of his beloved wife Irina. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Feodor I of Russia has received more than 1,228,431 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia. Feodor I of Russia is the 708th most popular politician (down from 437th in 2019), the 83rd most popular biography from Russia (down from 60th in 2019) and the 30th most popular Russian Politician.

Feodor I of Russia is most famous for his reign as tsar of Russia from 1682 to 1725. He was the first tsar of Russia to be born in Moscow, and he is also credited with founding the Russian Navy.

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Among politicians, Feodor I of Russia ranks 708 out of 19,576Before him are Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor, Constantine I of Greece, Ante Pavelić, Khosrow II, Aldo Moro, and Abdullah I of Jordan. After him are Peleus, Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Smenkhkare, Wang Mang, Leo III the Isaurian, and John Zápolya.

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Among people born in 1557, Feodor I of Russia ranks 2Before him is Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Giovanni Gabrieli, Agostino Carracci, Stephen Bocskai, Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, Balthasar Gérard, Oda Nobutada, Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg, Irina Godunova, Lew Sapieha, and Leandro Bassano. Among people deceased in 1598, Feodor I of Russia ranks 3Before him are Philip II of Spain, and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. After him are Yi Sun-sin, Abraham Ortelius, Anne of Austria, Queen of Poland, John George, Elector of Brandenburg, William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, Abdullah Khan II, Theodor de Bry, Henri Estienne, and Paolo Boi.

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Among people born in Russia, Feodor I of Russia ranks 83 out of 3,761Before him are Andrei Rublev (1360), Ivan III of Russia (1440), Anna Pavlova (1881), Konstantin Stanislavski (1863), Boris Godunov (1552), and Michael of Russia (1596). After him are Alexander Suvorov (1730), Alexander Scriabin (1871), Alexander Kerensky (1881), Otto Wallach (1847), Martti Ahtisaari (1937), and Dmitry Medvedev (1965).


Among politicians born in Russia, Feodor I of Russia ranks 30Before him are Yaroslav the Wise (978), Peter II of Russia (1715), Anna of Russia (1693), Ivan III of Russia (1440), Boris Godunov (1552), and Michael of Russia (1596). After him are Alexander Kerensky (1881), Martti Ahtisaari (1937), Dmitry Medvedev (1965), Alexis of Russia (1629), Nikolai Bukharin (1888), and Ivan VI of Russia (1740).