Nadezhda von Meck

1831 - 1894

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Nadezhda Filaretovna von Meck (Russian: Надежда Филаретовна фон Мекк; 10 February [O.S. 29 January] 1831 – 13 January 1894) was a Russian businesswoman who became an influential patron of the arts, especially music. She is best known today for her artistic relationship with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, supporting him financially for thirteen years, so that he could devote himself full-time to composition, while stipulating that they were never to meet. Tchaikovsky dedicated his Symphony No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nadezhda von Meck has received more than 301,642 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Nadezhda von Meck is the 968th most popular religious figure, the 455th most popular biography from Russia (up from 477th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Russian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Nadezhda von Meck ranks 968 out of 2,272Before her are Mesud II, Agostino Casaroli, Scipione Borghese, Benedict the Moor, Juan Diego, and Frumentius. After her are Pedro Casaldáliga, Ibn Sa'd, Peter Faber, Günter Guillaume, Joanna, wife of Chuza, and John of Montecorvino.

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Among people born in 1831, Nadezhda von Meck ranks 25Before her are Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria, Albert Anker, Constantin Meunier, Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, Victorien Sardou, and Isabella Bird. After her are Ilya Ulyanov, Princess Maria Amélia of Brazil, Anna Leonowens, Peter Nicolai Arbo, Paul Durand-Ruel, and Nikolai Ge. Among people deceased in 1894, Nadezhda von Meck ranks 19Before her are Prince Philippe, Count of Paris, Francis II of the Two Sicilies, Leconte de Lisle, Theodor Billroth, Emmanuel Chabrier, and Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. After her are Austen Henry Layard, Hassan I of Morocco, August Kundt, Eugène Charles Catalan, Nikolai Ge, and Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac.

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Among people born in Russia, Nadezhda von Meck ranks 455 out of 2,688Before her are Werner Kempf (1886), Prince Albert of Prussia (1809), Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia (1858), Mikhail Mishustin (1966), Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov (1787), and Lev Gumilyov (1912). After her are Ivan Panfilov (1893), Alexander Radishchev (1749), Pyotr Krasnov (1869), Sacha Guitry (1885), Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859), and Andrei Platonov (1899).


Among religious figures born in Russia, Nadezhda von Meck ranks 8Before her are Patriarch Kirill of Moscow (1946), Eugen Sandow (1867), Patriarch Nikon of Moscow (1605), Basil Fool for Christ (1468), Sergius of Radonezh (1314), and Avvakum (1620). After her are Ilia II of Georgia (1933), Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow (1865), Alexander Schmorell (1917), Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova (1835), Aleksandr Akimov (1953), and Anna Vyrubova (1884).