Nilus of Sora

1433 - 1508

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Nil Sorsky (Russian: Нил Сорский, also Nilus of Sora and Nil Sorski; birth name: Nikolai Maikov (Russian: Николай Майков) (c. 1433 – 1508) became a leader of a tendency in the medieval Russian Orthodox Church known as the Non-possessors (nestyazhateli) which opposed ecclesiastic landownership. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nilus of Sora has received more than 30,632 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Nilus of Sora is the 1,812th most popular religious figure (down from 1,685th in 2019), the 1,147th most popular biography from Russia (down from 1,077th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Nilus of Sora ranks 1,812 out of 2,238Before him are Luigi Poggi, Gedaliah, Sophronius IV of Alexandria, Isaac in Islam, Emmanuel III Delly, and Józef Glemp. After him are Christian Tumi, Epaphroditus, Patriarch Hermogenes of Moscow, Myroslav Ivan Lubachivsky, Jean du Vergier de Hauranne, and Kurt Koch.

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Among people born in 1433, Nilus of Sora ranks 7Before him are Charles the Bold, Marsilio Ficino, Stephen III of Moldavia, Ferdinand, Duke of Viseu, Giovanni Giocondo, and Mirkhvand. After him are Eleanor of Scotland and Abdullah Mirza. Among people deceased in 1508, Nilus of Sora ranks 11Before him are Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria, Conrad Celtes, Guidobaldo da Montefeltro, Philip, Elector Palatine, Radu IV the Great, and Nephon II of Constantinople.

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Among people born in Russia, Nilus of Sora ranks 1,147 out of 3,262Before him are Vasily Agapkin (1884), Kaj Franck (1911), Vasily Rozanov (1856), Eino Rahja (1885), Igor M. Diakonoff (1914), and Galina Kulakova (1942). After him are Patriarch Hermogenes of Moscow (1530), Gaito Gazdanov (1903), Yevgeny Shaposhnikov (1942), Vasily Lazarev (1928), Gamzat-bek (1789), and Evgeny Schwartz (1896).


Among religious figures born in Russia, Nilus of Sora ranks 24Before him are Patriarch Alexy I of Moscow (1877), Matrona Nikonova (1881), Hyacinth (1777), Stephen of Perm (1340), Patriarch Job of Moscow (1525), and Innocent of Alaska (1797). After him are Patriarch Hermogenes of Moscow (1530), Ignatius Brianchaninov (1807), Marina Semyonova (1908), Herman of Alaska (1756), Anna Filosofova (1837), and Nikolay Ilminsky (1822).