Paul I of Russia

1754 - 1801

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Paul I (Russian: Па́вел I Петро́вич, romanized: Pavel I Petrovich; 1 October [O.S. 20 September] 1754 – 23 March [O.S. 11 March] 1801) was Emperor of Russia from 1796 until his 1801 assassination. Paul remained overshadowed by his mother, Catherine the Great, for most of his life. He adopted the laws of succession to the Russian throne—rules that lasted until the end of the Romanov dynasty and of the Russian Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul I of Russia has received more than 6,389,779 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Paul I of Russia is the 323rd most popular politician (down from 219th in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from Russia (down from 33rd in 2019) and the 20th most popular Russian Politician.

Paul I of Russia is most famous for being the first tsar of Russia to die in office.

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Among politicians, Paul I of Russia ranks 323 out of 19,576Before him are Vyacheslav Molotov, Ivar the Boneless, Crazy Horse, Elizabeth of Russia, Charles V of France, and Shivaji. After him are Abbas the Great, Sejong the Great, Şehzade Bayezid, Stephen I of Hungary, Joachim Murat, and Ahmed III.

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Among people born in 1754, Paul I of Russia ranks 2Before him is Louis XVI of France. After him are Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Joseph Proust, Seraphim of Sarov, Madame Roland, Jacques Pierre Brissot, Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este, Georg Forster, Frederick I of Württemberg, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, and Antoine Destutt de Tracy. Among people deceased in 1801, Paul I of Russia ranks 1After him are Novalis, Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria, Domenico Cimarosa, Andrea Luchesi, Benedict Arnold, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden, Murad Bey, Carl Stamitz, Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia, and Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria.

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Among people born in Russia, Paul I of Russia ranks 46 out of 3,761Before him are Konstantin Chernenko (1911), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (1901), Turhan Hatice Sultan (1627), Vyacheslav Molotov (1890), and Elizabeth of Russia (1709). After him are Gustav Kirchhoff (1824), Modest Mussorgsky (1839), Boris Pasternak (1890), Mikhail Kalashnikov (1919), Andrei Sakharov (1921), and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844).


Among politicians born in Russia, Paul I of Russia ranks 20Before him are Georgy Zhukov (1896), Alexander II of Russia (1818), Konstantin Chernenko (1911), Turhan Hatice Sultan (1627), Vyacheslav Molotov (1890), and Elizabeth of Russia (1709). After him are Georgy Malenkov (1902), Rurik (830), Frederick I of Prussia (1657), Yaroslav the Wise (978), Peter II of Russia (1715), and Anna of Russia (1693).