Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow

1929 - 2008

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Patriarch Alexy II (or Alexius II, Russian: Патриарх Алексий II; secular name Aleksei Mikhailovich Ridiger Russian: Алексе́й Миха́йлович Ри́дигер; 23 February 1929 – 5 December 2008) was the 15th Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus', the primate of the Russian Orthodox Church. Elected Patriarch of Moscow eighteen months prior to the dissolution of the Soviet Union, he became the first Russian Patriarch of the post-Soviet period. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow has received more than 172,352 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow is the 763rd most popular religious figure (down from 727th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Estonia (up from 14th in 2019) and the most popular Estonian Religious Figure.

Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow is most famous for his role in the collapse of the Soviet Union and the fall of Communism.

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Among religious figures, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow ranks 763 out of 2,272Before him are La Voisin, Philipp Spener, Charles Spurgeon, Romano Guardini, Eusebius of Nicomedia, and Isidore the Laborer. After him are Antipope Philip, Cyriacus, Apollinaris of Laodicea, Saint Maurus, Antipope John XVI, and Agabus.

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Among people born in 1929, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow ranks 77Before him are Alfred Moisiu, Gerald Edelman, Violeta Chamorro, Yozo Aoki, Ágnes Heller, and Yevgeny Primakov. After him are Fernanda Montenegro, George Stinney, Helmut Rahn, Michael Atiyah, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, and Omar Torrijos. Among people deceased in 2008, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow ranks 39Before him are Masanobu Fukuoka, Ivan Rebroff, Horst Tappert, Aimé Césaire, George Habash, and Giuseppe Di Stefano. After him are George Carlin, Mark Felt, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Leonid Hurwicz, Jörg Haider, and Dražan Jerković.

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow ranks 13 out of 276Before him are Konstantin Päts (1874), Wolfgang Köhler (1887), Louis Kahn (1901), Lennart Meri (1929), Paul Keres (1916), and Arnold Rüütel (1928). After him are Jacob De la Gardie (1583), Adolf von Harnack (1851), Jaan Kross (1920), Felix Kersten (1898), Paul von Rennenkampf (1854), and Adam Johann von Krusenstern (1770).


Among religious figures born in Estonia, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow ranks 1After him are Ilon Wikland (1930).