Olga of Kiev

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Olga (Church Slavonic: Ольга; Old Norse: Helga; c. 890–925 – 11 July 969) was a regent of Kievan Rus' for her son Sviatoslav from 945 until 960. Following her baptism, Olga took the name Elenа. She is known for her subjugation of the Drevlians, a tribe that had killed her husband Igor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Olga of Kiev has received more than 2,745,577 page views. Her biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Olga of Kiev is the 64th most popular nobleman (up from 68th in 2019), the 114th most popular biography from Russia (up from 124th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Russian Nobleman.

Olga of Kiev is most famous for being the first Christian ruler of Russia.

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Among noblemen, Olga of Kiev ranks 64 out of 1,415Before her are Herodias, Robert Guiscard, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Philip the Bold, Charles, Count of Valois, and Philippe II, Duke of Orléans. After her are Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, Philippe of Belgium, Jeanne d'Albret, Edward the Black Prince, Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen, and Giuliano de' Medici.

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Among people born in 890, Olga of Kiev ranks 2Before her is Pope Anastasius III. After her are Marozia, Rudolph of France, Chernorizets Hrabar, Alfonso IV of León, Ulrich of Augsburg, Drahomíra, Christopher Lekapenos, Mardavij, and Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine. Among people deceased in 969, Olga of Kiev ranks 1After her are Nikephoros II Phokas, Emperor Muzong of Liao, and Michael Krešimir II of Croatia.

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Among people born in Russia, Olga of Kiev ranks 114 out of 3,761Before her are Vladimir Komarov (1927), Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan (1797), Mikhail Lomonosov (1711), Boris Spassky (1937), Grigory Potemkin (1739), and Alexander Kolchak (1874). After her are Dzhokhar Dudayev (1944), Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (1878), Ivan V of Russia (1666), Sergey Kirov (1886), Mikhail Bakhtin (1895), and Feodor III of Russia (1661).

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