Matrona Nikonova

1881 - 1952

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Matrona Dmitrievna Nikonova (Russian: Блаженная Матро́на Дими́триевна Ни́конова (Московская), romanized: Blazhennaya Matrona Dimitrievna Nikonova (Moskovskaya); 1881/1885 – 2 May 1952) is a canonized saint of the Russian Orthodox Church who is said to have had the gifts of prophecy, spiritual vision, and healing from early childhood. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Matrona Nikonova has received more than 95,115 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Matrona Nikonova is the 1,515th most popular religious figure (up from 1,722nd in 2019), the 814th most popular biography from Russia (up from 1,003rd in 2019) and the 20th most popular Russian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Matrona Nikonova ranks 1,515 out of 3,187Before her are Marco d'Aviano, Herman I of Baden, Maurice de Sully, Oliviero Carafa, Dominik Duka, and Hōjō Ujimasa. After her are Madeleine Sophie Barat, Mamertus, Vinko Puljić, Eunomius of Cyzicus, Hugh of Châteauneuf, and Marko Krizin.

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Among people born in 1881, Matrona Nikonova ranks 85Before her are Princess Xenia of Montenegro, Juliusz Rómmel, Hakaru Hashimoto, Titus Brandsma, Irakli Tsereteli, and Octavian Goga. After her are Albert Austin, Väinö Tanner, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Adolf Meyer, King Oliver, and Louis Trousselier. Among people deceased in 1952, Matrona Nikonova ranks 67Before her are Vladimír Clementis, Albert Forster, Bernard Lyot, Keisuke Okada, Pierre Renoir, and Eli Heckscher. After her are Princess Hilda of Nassau, Johan Nygaardsvold, Michael von Faulhaber, Sergei Bortkiewicz, Waldemar Bonsels, and Thomas Hicks.

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Among people born in Russia, Matrona Nikonova ranks 814 out of 3,761Before her are Nikolai Severtzov (1827), Alexander Rodimtsev (1905), Vasily Tatishchev (1686), Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia (1896), Valentina Ponomaryova (1933), and Mikhail Katukov (1900). After her are Arkady Gaidar (1904), Tikhon Khrennikov (1913), Yulii Khariton (1904), Aleksey Batalov (1928), Yakov Pavlov (1917), and Ğabdulla Tuqay (1886).


Among religious figures born in Russia, Matrona Nikonova ranks 20Before her are Tode Mongke (1282), Nicholas of Japan (1836), Xenia of Saint Petersburg (1719), Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova (1835), Aleksandr Akimov (1953), and Anna Vyrubova (1884). After her are Patriarch Alexy I of Moscow (1877), Abdurreshid Ibrahim (1857), Patriarch Pimen I of Moscow (1910), Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov (1852), Theophan the Recluse (1815), and Innocent of Alaska (1797).