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Grigori Rasputin

1869 - 1916

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Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin (; Russian: Григорий Ефимович Распутин [ɡrʲɪˈɡorʲɪj jɪˈfʲiməvʲɪtɕ rɐˈsputʲɪn]; 21 January [O.S. 9 January] 1869 – 30 December [O.S. 17 December] 1916) was a Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man. He is best-known for having befriended the royal family of Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia, through whom he gained considerable influence in the later years of the Russian Empire. Rasputin was born to a family of peasants in the Siberian village of Pokrovskoye, located within Tyumensky Uyezd in Tobolsk Governorate (present-day Yarkovsky District in Tyumen Oblast). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Grigori Rasputin has received more than 22,453,006 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Grigori Rasputin is the 2nd most popular occultist (up from 3rd in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Russia (up from 17th in 2019) and the most popular Russian Occultist.

Grigori Rasputin was a Russian mystic who was said to have healing powers. He was also said to have been a sexual predator.

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Among occultists, Grigori Rasputin ranks 2 out of 37Before him are Nostradamus. After him are Rajneesh, Baba Vanga, John Dee, Helena Blavatsky, Count of St. Germain, Aleister Crowley, Alessandro Cagliostro, Anton LaVey, Allan Kardec, and Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa.

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Among people born in 1869, Grigori Rasputin ranks 2Before him is Mahatma Gandhi. After him are Henri Matisse, Neville Chamberlain, André Gide, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Nadezhda Krupskaya, Karl Haushofer, Emma Goldman, Fritz Pregl, and Hans Spemann. Among people deceased in 1916, Grigori Rasputin ranks 2Before him is Franz Joseph I of Austria. After him are Jack London, Ernst Mach, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Yuan Shikai, Umberto Boccioni, Élie Metchnikoff, Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Odilon Redon, Franz Marc, and William Ramsay.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Grigori Rasputin ranks 16 out of 3,262Before him are Boris Yeltsin (1931), Anton Chekhov (1860), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), and Ivan the Terrible (1530). After him are Alexander Pushkin (1799), Ivan Pavlov (1849), Wassily Kandinsky (1866), Igor Stravinsky (1882), Kim Jong-il (1941), and Isaac Asimov (1920).

Among OCCULTISTS In Russia

Among occultists born in Russia, Grigori Rasputin ranks 1After him are Nina Kulagina (1926).