Nikolai Rezanov

1764 - 1807

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Nikolai Petrovich Rezanov (Russian: Николай Петрович Резанов) (28 March [O.S. 8 April] 1764 – 13 March [O.S. 1 March] 1807), a Russian nobleman and statesman, promoted the project of Russian colonization of Alaska and California to three successive Emperors of All Russia—Catherine the Great, Paul, and Aleksander I. Aleksander I commissioned Rezanov as Russian ambassador to Japan (1804) with the aim of concluding a commercial treaty. In order to get to his post he was appointed co-commander of the First Russian circumnavigation (1803-1806), led by Adam Johann von Krusenstern. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolai Rezanov has received more than 67,245 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Nikolai Rezanov is the 164th most popular explorer (up from 169th in 2019), the 617th most popular biography from Russia (up from 650th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Russian Explorer.

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Among explorers, Nikolai Rezanov ranks 164 out of 405Before him are Hjalmar Johansen, James Weddell, Hendrik Brouwer, Ahmad ibn Rustah, Pedro Mascarenhas, and Gerónimo de Aguilar. After him are Gil Eanes, Constantin François de Chassebœuf, comte de Volney, Paulo da Gama, Cornelis de Houtman, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, and Fernão do Pó.

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Among people born in 1764, Nikolai Rezanov ranks 10Before him are Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, José Gervasio Artigas, Alexander Mackenzie, Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, Johann Gottfried Schadow, and John Goodricke. After him are Duchess Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Fletcher Christian, Charles Percier, Carlo Andrea Pozzo di Borgo, Princess Maria Carolina of Savoy, and Sophie de Condorcet. Among people deceased in 1807, Nikolai Rezanov ranks 12Before him are Magtymguly Pyragy, George Atwood, Henry Benedict Stuart, Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, John Newton, and Osman Pazvantoğlu. After him are Jacob Philipp Hackert, Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Herbst, Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm, Louis Auguste Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, and Johannes Nikolaus Tetens.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Nikolai Rezanov ranks 617 out of 2,688Before him are Yekaterina Budanova (1916), Mirsaid Sultan-Galiev (1892), Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (1757), Boris Sheremetev (1652), George Sanders (1906), and Nicolas de Staël (1914). After him are Markian Popov (1902), Maria Bochkareva (1889), Sergey Sazonov (1860), Grigory Sokolov (1950), Alexandre Benois (1870), and Mikhail Zoshchenko (1894).

Among EXPLORERS In Russia

Among explorers born in Russia, Nikolai Rezanov ranks 7Before him are Nikolay Przhevalsky (1839), Ferdinand von Wrangel (1797), Semyon Dezhnev (1605), Afanasy Nikitin (1500), Mikhail Lazarev (1788), and Vladimir Arsenyev (1872). After him are Alexander Andreyevich Baranov (1746), Vasily Tatishchev (1686), Yerofey Khabarov (1603), Aleksei Chirikov (1703), Vladimir Atlasov (1661), and Dmitry Laptev (1701).