Irina Godunova

1557 - 1603

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Irina Feodorovna Godunova (Russian: Ирина Фёдоровна Годунова, romanized: Irina Fyodorovna Godunova; 1557 – 29 October 1603), also known by her monastic name Alexandra (Александра), was the tsaritsa consort of all Russia by marriage to Feodor I from 1584 until his death on 17 January [O.S. 7 January] 1598. As her husband died childless, she was the de facto ruler of Russia until she retired to Novodevichy Convent nine days later. She remained the nominal ruler of Russia until her brother Boris Godunov was elected tsar on 3 March [O.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Irina Godunova has received more than 317,015 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Irina Godunova is the 7,459th most popular politician (down from 6,498th in 2019), the 693rd most popular biography from Russia (down from 625th in 2019) and the 199th most popular Russian Politician.

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Among politicians, Irina Godunova ranks 7,459 out of 19,576Before her are Salonia Matidia, Aldona of Lithuania, Boris Trajkovski, Marcus Caecilius Metellus, Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignano, and Liaquat Ali Khan. After her are Kujula Kadphises, Friedrich Kellner, José Antonio Aguirre, Nitobe Inazō, Cığalazade Yusuf Sinan Pasha, and Nikos Zachariadis.

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Among people born in 1557, Irina Godunova ranks 10Before her are Agostino Carracci, Stephen Bocskai, Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, Balthasar Gérard, Oda Nobutada, and Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg. After her are Lew Sapieha, Leandro Bassano, Öküz Mehmed Pasha, Thomas Morley, Jean de Sponde, and Philip Howard, 13th Earl of Arundel. Among people deceased in 1603, Irina Godunova ranks 13Before her are Şehzade Mahmud, Andrea Cesalpino, Sharafkhan Bidlisi, Ulrich, Duke of Mecklenburg, Pierre Charron, and George Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach. After her are Krzysztof "Piorun" Radziwiłł, Ostilio Ricci, Maerten de Vos, Gulbadan Begum, Yemişçi Hasan Pasha, and Grace O'Malley.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Irina Godunova ranks 693 out of 3,761Before her are Lucien Olivier (1838), Prince John Konstantinovich of Russia (1886), Vera Weizmann (1881), Igor Ansoff (1918), Dokka Umarov (1964), and Walter Weiß (1890). After her are Vladimir Minorsky (1877), Faina Ranevskaya (1896), Ivan Panfilov (1893), Alexander Zinoviev (1922), Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova (1743), and Aleksandr Akimov (1953).


Among politicians born in Russia, Irina Godunova ranks 199Before her are Yuriy Yekhanurov (1948), Elena Stasova (1873), Ruslan Khasbulatov (1942), Viktor Medvedchuk (1954), Duke Alexander of Württemberg (1804), and Prince John Konstantinovich of Russia (1886). After her are Faina Ranevskaya (1896), Mikhail of Vladimir (1145), Fyodor Okhlopkov (1908), Grand Duke Dmitry Konstantinovich of Russia (1860), Yevgeni Preobrazhensky (1886), and Yegor Ligachyov (1920).