Kuzma Minin

1616 - 1616

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Kuzma (Kozma) Minin (Кузьма́ (Козьма́) Ми́нин; full name Kuzma Minich Zakhariev-Sukhoruky, Кузьма́ Ми́нич Заха́рьев Сухору́кий; died 1616) was a Russian merchant from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, who, together with Prince Dmitry Pozharsky, became a national hero for his role in defending the country against the Polish invasion in the early 17th century.A native of Balakhna, Minin was a prosperous butcher (meat trader) in the city of Nizhny Novgorod. When the popular patriotic movement to organize volunteer corps in his home city was formed, the merchants chose Minin, a trusted and respected member of the guild, to oversee the handling of the public funds donated by them to raise and equip the Second Volunteer Army (Второе народное ополчение).The army led by prince Dmitry Pozharsky was credited with clearing the Moscow Kremlin of Polish forces on November 1, 1612. Minin distinguished himself as a skilled commander and was made a nobleman and member of the Boyar Duma under the newly elected Tsar Michael Romanov. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kuzma Minin has received more than 102,215 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Kuzma Minin is the 9,072nd most popular politician (down from 5,948th in 2019), the 898th most popular biography from Russia (down from 554th in 2019) and the 255th most popular Russian Politician.

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Among politicians, Kuzma Minin ranks 9,072 out of 15,710Before him are Marcantonio Trivisan, Gerda Steinhoff, Josep Sunyol, Vladimir of Novgorod, Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Castro, and Nicomedes II of Bithynia. After him are Manlia Scantilla, Arshak II, Audoin, Ernest Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Manius Valerius Maximus Corvinus Messalla, and Hussain Muhammad Ershad.

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Among people born in 1616, Kuzma Minin ranks 11Before him are Carlo Dolci, Thomas Bartholin, Anne Gonzaga, François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, Sébastien Bourdon, and Anna de' Medici, Archduchess of Austria. After him are John Owen, Caesar van Everdingen, Christian Hoffmann von Hoffmannswaldau, and Shah Shuja. Among people deceased in 1616, Kuzma Minin ranks 12Before him are Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Jacob Le Maire, Simeon Bekbulatovich, John Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Andreas Libavius, and Tang Xianzu. After him are Johannes Fabricius, Francis Beaumont, Vitsentzos Kornaros, and Richard Hakluyt.

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Among people born in Russia, Kuzma Minin ranks 898 out of 2,688Before him are Nikolai Luzin (1883), Georgy Vitsin (1917), Erkki Melartin (1875), Nikolay Cherkasov (1903), Nikolai Tanayev (1945), and Vladimir of Novgorod (1020). After him are Gustaf Kossinna (1858), Ludmilla Tourischeva (1952), Vitaly Abalakov (1906), Kir Bulychev (1934), Alexander Kotov (1913), and Grigori Aleksandrov (1903).


Among politicians born in Russia, Kuzma Minin ranks 255Before him are Sergei Ivanov (1953), Andrey Andreyevich Andreyev (1895), Alexander Shliapnikov (1885), Andrei Bubnov (1883), Nikolai Tanayev (1945), and Vladimir of Novgorod (1020). After him are Ludmilla Tourischeva (1952), Alexander Lebed (1950), Nikolai Golitsyn (1850), Fyodor Raskolnikov (1892), Yuriy Yekhanurov (1948), and Irina Rodnina (1949).