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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 assassination. Officially, he was the only son of Peter III and Catherine the Great, although Catherine hinted that he was fathered by her lover Sergei Saltykov. Paul remained overshadowed by his mother for most of his life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul I of Russia has received more than 5,506,949 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Paul I of Russia is the 221st most popular politician (up from 245th in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from Russia (up from 36th in 2019) and the 14th 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 221 out of 15,577Before him are Ferdinand I of Austria, Harun al-Rashid, Ho Chi Minh, Ferdinand II of Aragon, Hosni Mubarak, and Napoleon II. After him are Harald V of Norway, Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire, David Ben-Gurion, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Anwar Sadat, and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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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, Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este, Seraphim of Sarov, Joseph Proust, Jacques Pierre Brissot, Madame Roland, Frederick I of Württemberg, Princess Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt, Bon-Adrien Jeannot de Moncey, and Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier. Among people deceased in 1801, Paul I of Russia ranks 1After him are Novalis, Domenico Cimarosa, Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria, Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia, Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Carl Stamitz, Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden, Andrea Luchesi, Murad Bey, and Benedict Arnold.

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Among people born in Russia, Paul I of Russia ranks 33 out of 3,262Before him are Dmitri Shostakovich (1906), Alexander III of Russia (1845), Yuri Andropov (1914), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873), Maxim Gorky (1868), and Lev Yashin (1929). After him are Georgy Zhukov (1896), Valentina Tereshkova (1937), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Mikhail Kalashnikov (1919), Elizabeth of Russia (1709), and Alexander II of Russia (1818).


Among politicians born in Russia, Paul I of Russia ranks 14Before him are Ivan the Terrible (1530), Kim Jong-il (1941), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), Alexander III of Russia (1845), and Yuri Andropov (1914). After him are Georgy Zhukov (1896), Elizabeth of Russia (1709), Alexander II of Russia (1818), Konstantin Chernenko (1911), Vyacheslav Molotov (1890), and Turhan Hatice Sultan (1627).