Paul I of Russia

1754 - 1801

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Paul I (Russian: Па́вел I Петро́вич; 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 3,293,328 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Paul I of Russia is the 245th most popular politician (up from 291st in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Russia (up from 47th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Russian Politician.

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Among politicians, Paul I of Russia ranks 245 out of 15,710. Before him are Mehmed I, Philip II of France, Charles the Bald, Enver Hoxha, Louis XII of France, and Alexander III of Russia. After him are Godfrey of Bouillon, Mehmed VI, Charles VII of France, Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor.

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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, Seraphim of Sarov, Joseph Proust, Madame Roland, Jacques Pierre Brissot, Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este, Frederick I of Württemberg, Antoine Destutt de Tracy, Georg Forster, 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, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria, Carl Stamitz, Andrea Luchesi, Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden, Murad Bey, and Benedict Arnold.

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Among people born in Russia, Paul I of Russia ranks 36 out of 2,688. Before him are Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873), Ivan Turgenev (1818), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844), Alexander III of Russia (1845), and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918). After him are Vladimir Nabokov (1899), Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (1901), Georgy Zhukov (1896), Yuri Andropov (1914), Valentina Tereshkova (1937), and Alexander II of Russia (1818).


Among politicians born in Russia, Paul I of Russia ranks 13Before him are Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Kim Jong-il (1941), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), and Alexander III of Russia (1845). After him are Georgy Zhukov (1896), Yuri Andropov (1914), Alexander II of Russia (1818), Konstantin Chernenko (1911), Elizabeth of Russia (1709), and Vyacheslav Molotov (1890).