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 who befriended the family of Nicholas II, the last emperor of Russia, and gained considerable influence in late Imperial Russia. Rasputin was born to a peasant family in the Siberian village of Pokrovskoye in the Tyumensky Uyezd of Tobolsk Governorate (now Yarkovsky District of Tyumen Oblast). He had a religious conversion experience after taking a pilgrimage to a monastery in 1897. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Grigori Rasputin has received more than 17,832,277 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Grigori Rasputin is the 3rd most popular occultist, the 17th most popular biography from Russia (up from 18th 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 3 out of 9Before him are Nostradamus and Rajneesh. After him are Baba Vanga, John Dee, Aleister Crowley, Count of St. Germain, Helena Blavatsky, Alessandro Cagliostro, Anton LaVey, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, and Allan Kardec.

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Among people born in 1869, Grigori Rasputin ranks 3Before him are Mahatma Gandhi and Henri Matisse. After him are André Gide, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Neville Chamberlain, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Nadezhda Krupskaya, Emma Goldman, Karl Haushofer, Fritz Pregl, and Gustaf Dalén. Among people deceased in 1916, Grigori Rasputin ranks 2Before him is Franz Joseph I of Austria. After him are Jack London, Ernst Mach, Yuan Shikai, Élie Metchnikoff, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Franz Marc, William Ramsay, Henry James, Sholem Aleichem, and Odilon Redon.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Grigori Rasputin ranks 17 out of 2,688Before him are Alexander Pushkin (1799), Vladimir Putin (1952), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Ivan the Terrible (1530), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), and Ivan Pavlov (1849). After him are Boris Yeltsin (1931), Igor Stravinsky (1882), Kim Jong-il (1941), Wassily Kandinsky (1866), Maxim Gorky (1868), and Ayn Rand (1905).

Among OCCULTISTS In Russia

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