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Nicholas I of Russia

1796 - 1855

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Nicholas I (6 July [O.S. 25 June] 1796 – 2 March [O.S. 18 February] 1855) was Emperor of Russia, King of Congress Poland and Grand Duke of Finland. He was the third son of Paul I and younger brother of his predecessor, Alexander I. Nicholas's reign began with the failed Decembrist revolt. He is mainly remembered in history as a reactionary whose controversial reign was marked by geographical expansion, centralisation of administrative policies and repression of dissent. Nicholas had a happy marriage that produced a large family; all of their seven children survived childhood.Nicholas's biographer Nicholas V. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicholas I of Russia has received more than 4,824,204 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Nicholas I of Russia is the 180th most popular politician (up from 237th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Russia (up from 32nd 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 180 out of 15,577Before him are Reinhard Heydrich, Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, Suleiman II, Thutmose III, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Charles I of Austria. After him are Orhan, George H. W. Bush, Marcus Licinius Crassus, Kublai Khan, Alp Arslan, and Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor.

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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, Jakob Steiner, Franz Berwald, Caroline Amalie of Augustenburg, Carl Loewe, Peter Fendi, and Giovanni Pacini. 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, Pavel Nakhimov, François Rude, Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg, and François Magendie.

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Among people born in Russia, Nicholas I of Russia ranks 25 out of 3,262Before him are Wassily Kandinsky (1866), Igor Stravinsky (1882), Kim Jong-il (1941), Isaac Asimov (1920), Alexander I of Russia (1777), and Ayn Rand (1905). After him are Mikhail Bakunin (1814), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906), Alexander III of Russia (1845), Yuri Andropov (1914), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873), and Maxim Gorky (1868).


Among politicians born in Russia, Nicholas I of Russia ranks 11Before him are Boris Yeltsin (1931), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Ivan the Terrible (1530), Kim Jong-il (1941), and Alexander I of Russia (1777). After him are Alexander III of Russia (1845), Yuri Andropov (1914), Paul I of Russia (1754), Georgy Zhukov (1896), Elizabeth of Russia (1709), and Alexander II of Russia (1818).