Nicholas I of Russia

1796 - 1855

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Nicholas I (Russian: Никола́й I Па́влович, tr. Nikoláy I Pávlovich, IPA: [nʲɪkɐˈlaj ˈpʲervɨj ˈpavləvʲɪtɕ]; 6 July [O.S. 25 June] 1796 – 2 March [O.S. 18 February] 1855) reigned as Emperor of Russia, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Finland from 1825 until his death in 1855. He was the third son of Paul I and younger brother of his predecessor, Alexander I. Nicholas inherited his brother's throne despite the failed Decembrist revolt against him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicholas I of Russia has received more than 4,010,006 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Nicholas I of Russia is the 237th most popular politician (up from 260th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Russia (up from 39th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Russian Politician.

Nicholas I was the emperor of Russia from 1825-1855. He is most famous for his reactionary policies and his use of censorship.

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Among politicians, Nicholas I of Russia ranks 237 out of 15,710Before him are Charles IX of France, Mahmud II, Lech Wałęsa, Sulla, Joe Biden, and Olof Palme. After him are Konrad Adenauer, Mehmed I, Philip II of France, Charles the Bald, Enver Hoxha, and Louis XII of France.

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Among people born in 1796, Nicholas I of Russia ranks 1After him are Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, Adolphe Quetelet, Michael Thonet, Princess Charlotte of Wales, Caroline Amalie of Augustenburg, Franz Berwald, Jakob Steiner, Philipp Franz von Siebold, Peter Fendi, and James Bowie. Among people deceased in 1855, Nicholas I of Russia ranks 3Before him are Carl Friedrich Gauss and Søren Kierkegaard. After him are Charlotte Brontë, Adam Mickiewicz, Gérard de Nerval, Infante Carlos, Count of Molina, Adelaide of Austria, François Rude, Pavel Nakhimov, Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg, and François Magendie.

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Among people born in Russia, Nicholas I of Russia ranks 32 out of 2,688Before him are Mikhail Bakunin (1814), Yul Brynner (1920), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906), Modest Mussorgsky (1839), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873), and Ivan Turgenev (1818). After him are Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844), Alexander III of Russia (1845), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Paul I of Russia (1754), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), and Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (1901).


Among politicians born in Russia, Nicholas I of Russia ranks 11Before him are Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Ivan the Terrible (1530), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Kim Jong-il (1941), and Alexander I of Russia (1777). After him are Alexander III of Russia (1845), Paul I of Russia (1754), Georgy Zhukov (1896), Yuri Andropov (1914), Alexander II of Russia (1818), and Konstantin Chernenko (1911).