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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 in 1990, eighteen months before 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 252,227 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow is the 733rd most popular religious figure (up from 762nd in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Estonia (up from 13th 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 733 out of 2,238Before him are Nectarios of Aegina, Papias of Hierapolis, Emma Morano, Nikephoros I of Constantinople, Andrea Amati, and Karmapa. After him are Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur, Saint Cajetan, Robert de Sorbon, Adnan, Brother Roger, and Kinga of Poland.

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Among people born in 1929, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow ranks 67Before him are E. O. Wilson, Milorad Pavić, Pierre Brice, Gudrun Burwitz, Stirling Moss, and Werner Arber. After him are Violeta Chamorro, Paul Lauterbur, Bruno Cremer, George Stinney, Lennart Johansson, and Claes Oldenburg. Among people deceased in 2008, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow ranks 33Before him are Mahmoud Darwish, John Archibald Wheeler, Edward Norton Lorenz, Willis Lamb, Lansana Conté, and Mel Ferrer. After him are Thomas Huckle Weller, Jörg Haider, Leonid Hurwicz, Masanobu Fukuoka, Ivan Rebroff, and Mark Felt.

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow ranks 11 out of 310Before him are Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (1778), Karl Ernst von Baer (1792), Konstantin Päts (1874), Wolfgang Köhler (1887), Louis Kahn (1901), and Lennart Meri (1929). After him are Paul Keres (1916), Arnold Rüütel (1928), Adam Johann von Krusenstern (1770), Paul von Rennenkampf (1854), Jacob De la Gardie (1583), and Felix Kersten (1898).


Among religious figures born in Estonia, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow ranks 1After him are Ilon Wikland (1930) and Alexander Vostokov (1781).