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Ivan III of Russia

1440 - 1505

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Ivan III Vasilyevich (Russian: Иван III Васильевич; 22 January 1440 – 27 October 1505), also known as Ivan the Great, was Grand Prince of Moscow and all Russia from 1462 until his death in 1505. Ivan served as the co-ruler and regent for his blind father Vasily II before he officially ascended the throne. He multiplied the territory of his state through conquest, purchase, inheritance and the seizure of lands from his dynastic relatives, and laid the foundations of the centralized Russian state. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ivan III of Russia has received more than 1,348,678 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Ivan III of Russia is the 596th most popular politician (down from 552nd in 2019), the 78th most popular biography from Russia (down from 70th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Russian Politician.

Ivan III of Russia is most famous for expanding the Russian empire by conquering the Novgorod Republic, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and the Khanate of Kazan.

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Among politicians, Ivan III of Russia ranks 596 out of 15,577Before him are Epaminondas, Shah Jahan, Khosrow I, Valens, Darius II, and Hans Frank. After him are Ptolemy XIV of Egypt, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor, Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, Philip the Good, and Christian IX of Denmark.

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Among people born in 1440, Ivan III of Russia ranks 1After him are Ladislaus the Posthumous, Kabir, Hugo van der Goes, Diogo Cão, Sten Sture the Elder, Hartmann Schedel, Jorge Manrique, Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, Antonio Vivarini, Alain I of Albret, and Bartolomé Bermejo. Among people deceased in 1505, Ivan III of Russia ranks 1After him are Joan of France, Duchess of Berry, Al-Suyuti, Hongzhi Emperor, Ercole I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Elizabeth of Austria, Jacob Obrecht, Gülbahar Hatun, Heinrich Kramer, Ascanio Sforza, Johannes Widmann, and Jean Hey.

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Among people born in Russia, Ivan III of Russia ranks 78 out of 3,262Before him are Alexander Nevsky (1220), Yaroslav the Wise (978), Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), Andrei Sakharov (1921), Konstantin Stanislavski (1863), and Alexander Scriabin (1871). After him are Mikhail Kutuzov (1745), Anna Pavlova (1881), Roman Jakobson (1896), Grigory Potemkin (1739), Michael of Russia (1596), and Wilhelm Wien (1864).


Among politicians born in Russia, Ivan III of Russia ranks 32Before him are Peter II of Russia (1715), Anna of Russia (1693), Dmitry Medvedev (1965), Georgy Malenkov (1902), Frederick I of Prussia (1657), and Yaroslav the Wise (978). After him are Grigory Potemkin (1739), Michael of Russia (1596), Alexis of Russia (1629), Vasili IV of Russia (1552), Feodor III of Russia (1661), and Alexander Kerensky (1881).