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Patriarch Nikon of Moscow

1605 - 1681

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Nikon (Russian: Ни́кон, Old Russian: Нїконъ), born Nikita Minin (Никита Минин; 7 May 1605 – 17 August 1681) was the seventh Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus' of the Russian Orthodox Church, serving officially from 1652 to 1666. He was renowned for his eloquence, energy, piety and close ties to Tsar Alexis of Russia. Nikon introduced many reforms, including liturgical reforms that were unpopular among conservatives. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patriarch Nikon of Moscow has received more than 155,521 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Patriarch Nikon of Moscow is the 722nd most popular religious figure (up from 841st in 2019), the 304th most popular biography from Russia (up from 380th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Russian Religious Figure.

Patriarch Nikon of Moscow was most famous for his reforms that attempted to bring the Russian Orthodox Church in line with the practices of the Greek Orthodox Church.

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Among religious figures, Patriarch Nikon of Moscow ranks 722 out of 2,238Before him are La Voisin, Melania the Younger, Antipope Nicholas V, Josephine Bakhita, Romuald, and Therese Neumann. After him are John the Merciful, Umm Kulthum bint Ali, Onesimus, Nectarios of Aegina, Papias of Hierapolis, and Emma Morano.

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Among people born in 1605, Patriarch Nikon of Moscow ranks 6Before him are Philip IV of Spain, Tianqi Emperor, Fatma Sultan, Gevherhan Sultan, and Şehzade Mehmed. After him are Giacomo Carissimi, Adriaen Brouwer, Ayşe Sultan, Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier, Semyon Dezhnev, and George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt. Among people deceased in 1681, Patriarch Nikon of Moscow ranks 3Before him are Pedro Calderón de la Barca and Gerard ter Borch. After him are Marie Angélique de Scorailles, Zheng Jing, Nicodemus Tessin the Elder, Magdalena Sibylla of Saxe-Weissenfels, Frans van Mieris the Elder, Jahanara Begum, Justus Sustermans, Agafya Grushetskaya, and Maurice, Duke of Saxe-Zeitz.

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Among people born in Russia, Patriarch Nikon of Moscow ranks 304 out of 3,262Before him are Viktor Vasnetsov (1848), Ferdinand von Wrangel (1797), Viktor Shklovsky (1893), Mykola Azarov (1947), Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1831), and Vitaly Ginzburg (1916). After him are Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov (1737), Lydia Litvyak (1921), Vasily Arkhipov (1926), Varlam Shalamov (1907), Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz (1843), and Sofia Gubaidulina (1931).


Among religious figures born in Russia, Patriarch Nikon of Moscow ranks 3Before him are Seraphim of Sarov (1754) and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow (1946). After him are Ilia II of Georgia (1933), Eugen Sandow (1867), Sergius of Radonezh (1314), Avvakum (1620), Basil Fool for Christ (1468), Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow (1865), Nicholas of Japan (1836), Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova (1835), and Xenia of Saint Petersburg (1719).