Nicholas of Japan

1836 - 1912

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Nicholas (Kasatkin), Equal-to-the-Apostles, Archbishop of Japan, born Ivan Dmitrovich Kasatkin (Russian: Иоанн Димитриевич Касаткин; 13 August [O.S. 1 August] 1836 – 16 February 1912) was a Russian Orthodox priest, monk, and bishop. He introduced the Eastern Orthodox Church to Japan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicholas of Japan has received more than 179,830 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Nicholas of Japan is the 1,115th most popular religious figure (up from 1,144th in 2019), the 547th most popular biography from Russia (up from 573rd in 2019) and the 15th most popular Russian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Nicholas of Japan ranks 1,115 out of 3,187Before her are Stephen Harding, Ulrich of Augsburg, Beatus of Liébana, Adam Rainer, Pat Garrett, and Ibn Asakir. After her are Emma Morano, Franz Jägerstätter, Saint Marcella, Julian the Hospitaller, Raël, and Fidelis of Sigmaringen.

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Among people born in 1836, Nicholas of Japan ranks 24Before her are Princess Anna of Prussia, Władysław Tarnowski, Jules Joseph Lefebvre, Enomoto Takeaki, Henry Campbell-Bannerman, and Jarosław Dąbrowski. After her are Norman Lockyer, Theodor Nöldeke, Ronglu, Nikolay Dobrolyubov, Thomas Hill Green, and Franz von Lenbach. Among people deceased in 1912, Nicholas of Japan ranks 36Before her are Gerhard Armauer Hansen, Isidor Straus, Henry Tingle Wilde, Georg Heym, Mykola Lysenko, and Ion Luca Caragiale. After her are Princess Elisabeth of Saxony, William Booth, W. T. Stead, Duchess Amalie in Bavaria, Wallace Hartley, and Voltairine de Cleyre.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Nicholas of Japan ranks 547 out of 3,761Before her are Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev (1906), Markian Popov (1902), Vyacheslav Menzhinsky (1874), Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia (1825), Mikhail Fradkov (1950), and Sheikh Mansur (1750). After her are Anatoly Lyadov (1855), Sergey Sazonov (1860), Martiros Saryan (1880), Boris Pugo (1937), Werner Kempf (1886), and Marina Raskova (1912).


Among religious figures born in Russia, Nicholas of Japan ranks 15Before her are Avvakum (1620), Basil Fool for Christ (1468), Nadezhda von Meck (1831), Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow (1865), Alexander Schmorell (1917), and Tode Mongke (1282). After her are Xenia of Saint Petersburg (1719), Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova (1835), Aleksandr Akimov (1953), Anna Vyrubova (1884), Matrona Nikonova (1881), and Patriarch Alexy I of Moscow (1877).