Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria

1195 - 1241

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Ivan Asen II, also known as John Asen II or John Asan II (Bulgarian: Иван Асен II, [iˈvan ɐˈsɛn ˈftɔri]; 1190s – May/June 1241), was Emperor (Tsar) of Bulgaria from 1218 to 1241. He was still a child when his father Ivan Asen I – one of the founders of the Second Bulgarian Empire – was killed in 1196. His supporters tried to secure the throne for him after his uncle, Kaloyan, was murdered in 1207, but Kaloyan's other nephew, Boril, overcame them. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria has received more than 110,169 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria is the 3,085th most popular politician (down from 3,022nd in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Bulgaria (down from 29th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Bulgarian Politician.

Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria is most famous for being the first tsar of Bulgaria. He was the son of Kaloyan of Bulgaria, and he ruled from 1218 to 1241.

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Among politicians, Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria ranks 3,085 out of 15,710Before him are Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba, Junichiro Koizumi, Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan, Bardiya, Ivan Ribar, and Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg. After him are Dương Văn Minh, David of Trebizond, Władysław Anders, Artavasdes II of Armenia, Calchas, and Paul Henri Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant.

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Among people born in 1195, Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria ranks 3Before him are Anthony of Padua and Pope Innocent IV. After him are Johannes de Sacrobosco, Xia Gui, Geoffrey II of Villehardouin, and Henry VI, Count Palatine of the Rhine. Among people deceased in 1241, Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria ranks 6Before him are Pope Gregory IX, Snorri Sturluson, Ögedei Khan, Pope Celestine IV, and Valdemar II of Denmark. After him are Henry II the Pious, Isabella of England, Irene Laskarina, Fujiwara no Teika, Amaury de Montfort, and Eleanor, Fair Maid of Brittany.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria ranks 30 out of 313Before him are Saint Naum (830), Sylvie Vartan (1944), Hristo Stoichkov (1966), Kaloyan of Bulgaria (1168), Fritz Zwicky (1898), and Nicolai Ghiaurov (1929). After him are Christian Rakovsky (1873), Vlado Chernozemski (1897), Vasil Levski (1837), Michael Shishman of Bulgaria (1280), Boris Christoff (1914), and Georgi Markov (1929).

Among POLITICIANS In Bulgaria

Among politicians born in Bulgaria, Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria ranks 17Before him are Talaat Pasha (1874), Boris I of Bulgaria (828), Tiberius II Constantine (520), Kubrat (605), Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1937), and Kaloyan of Bulgaria (1168). After him are Christian Rakovsky (1873), Michael Shishman of Bulgaria (1280), Petar Mladenov (1936), Zhelyu Zhelev (1935), Kiril, Prince of Preslav (1895), and Ivan Shishman of Bulgaria (1350).