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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 334,116 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Nadezhda von Meck is the 1,193rd most popular religious figure (down from 967th in 2019), the 655th most popular biography from Russia (down from 454th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Russian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Nadezhda von Meck ranks 1,193 out of 2,238Before her are Filaret, Ram, Shenoute, Procopius of Scythopolis, Clement Mary Hofbauer, and Gregory V of Constantinople. After her are Simon Stock, Abu Sa'id Abu'l-Khayr, Wim Hof, Alexander Schmorell, Renato Martino, and Benedict Joseph Labre.

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Among people born in 1831, Nadezhda von Meck ranks 33Before her are Constantin Meunier, Anna Leonowens, Othniel Charles Marsh, Paul Durand-Ruel, Nikolai Ge, and Peter Nicolai Arbo. After her are George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Frederick I, Duke of Anhalt, Princess Helena of Nassau, Maurice de Hirsch, David Edward Hughes, and Siegfried Marcus. Among people deceased in 1894, Nadezhda von Meck ranks 24Before her are Theodor Billroth, Austen Henry Layard, Hassan I of Morocco, August Kundt, Eugène Charles Catalan, and Nikolai Ge. After her are Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac, Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia, Princess Amalie of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Archduke Wilhelm Franz of Austria, Gall, and Guillaume Lekeu.

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Among people born in Russia, Nadezhda von Meck ranks 655 out of 3,262Before her are Oleg Gordievsky (1938), Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mikhailovna of Russia (1826), Andor Lilienthal (1911), Grand Duke Dmitry Konstantinovich of Russia (1860), Nikolay Pavlovich Ignatyev (1832), and Nikolai Voznesensky (1903). After her are Alexander Schmorell (1917), Konstantin Paustovsky (1892), Nikolay Krylov (1903), Lilya Brik (1891), Pavel Belyayev (1925), and Viktor Chernov (1873).


Among religious figures born in Russia, Nadezhda von Meck ranks 14Before her are Basil Fool for Christ (1468), Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow (1865), Nicholas of Japan (1836), Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova (1835), Xenia of Saint Petersburg (1719), and Anna Vyrubova (1884). After her are Alexander Schmorell (1917), Aleksandr Akimov (1953), Patriarch Pimen I of Moscow (1910), Patriarch Alexy I of Moscow (1877), Matrona Nikonova (1881), and Hyacinth (1777).