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Michael of Russia

1596 - 1645

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Michael I (Russian: Михаил Фёдорович Романов, romanized: Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanov; 22 July [O.S. 12 July] 1596 – 23 July [O.S. 13 July] 1645) was Tsar of all Russia from 1613 until his death in 1645. He was elected by the Zemsky Sobor and was the first tsar of the House of Romanov, which succeeded the House of Rurik. He was the son of Feodor Nikitich Romanov (later known as Patriarch Filaret) and of Xenia Shestova. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael of Russia has received more than 1,137,740 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Michael of Russia is the 633rd most popular politician (up from 634th in 2019), the 83rd most popular biography from Russia (down from 80th in 2019) and the 34th most popular Russian Politician.

Michael of Russia is most famous for being the first tsar of Russia. He succeeded his father, Ivan IV, in 1547 and ruled until his death in 1584.

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Among politicians, Michael of Russia ranks 633 out of 15,577Before him are Sennacherib, Sargon II, Sviatoslav I of Kiev, Grigory Potemkin, Licinius, and Hideki Tojo. After him are James Monroe, Ngo Dinh Diem, Sweyn Forkbeard, Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, and Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.

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Among people born in 1596, Michael of Russia ranks 2Before him is René Descartes. After him are Frederick V of the Palatinate, Pietro da Cortona, Jan van Goyen, Pieter Claesz, Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia, Nicola Amati, Peter Mogila, Emperor Go-Mizunoo, Baldassare Longhena, and Joan Blaeu. Among people deceased in 1645, Michael of Russia ranks 3Before him are Miyamoto Musashi and Hugo Grotius. After him are Francisco de Quevedo, Li Zicheng, William Laud, Nur Jahan, Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, Marie de Gournay, Anthony van Diemen, Feng Menglong, and Eudoxia Streshneva.

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Among people born in Russia, Michael of Russia ranks 83 out of 3,262Before him are Alexander Scriabin (1871), Ivan III of Russia (1440), Mikhail Kutuzov (1745), Anna Pavlova (1881), Roman Jakobson (1896), and Grigory Potemkin (1739). After him are Wilhelm Wien (1864), Alexander Borodin (1833), Alexis of Russia (1629), Mikhail Kalinin (1875), Ivan Konev (1897), and Andrei Rublev (1360).


Among politicians born in Russia, Michael of Russia ranks 34Before him are Dmitry Medvedev (1965), Georgy Malenkov (1902), Frederick I of Prussia (1657), Yaroslav the Wise (978), Ivan III of Russia (1440), and Grigory Potemkin (1739). After him are Alexis of Russia (1629), Vasili IV of Russia (1552), Feodor III of Russia (1661), Alexander Kerensky (1881), Nikolai Yezhov (1895), and Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan (1797).