Pyotr Chaadayev

1794 - 1856

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Pyotr or Petr Yakovlevich Chaadayev (Russian: Пётр Я́ковлевич Чаада́ев; also spelled Chaadaev, or Čaadajev; 7 June [27 May O.S.] 1794 – 26 April [14 April O.S.] 1856) was a Russian philosopher. He was one of the Russian Schellingians. Chaadayev wrote eight "Philosophical Letters" about Russia in French between 1826 and 1831, which circulated among intellectuals in Russia in manuscript form for many years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pyotr Chaadayev has received more than 140,379 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Pyotr Chaadayev is the 8,321st most popular politician (up from 8,360th in 2019), the 802nd most popular biography from Russia (up from 827th in 2019) and the 234th most popular Russian Politician.

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Over the past year Pyotr Chaadayev has had the most page views in the with 119,153 views, followed by English (17,613), and Chinese (3,280). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Serbian (259.22%), Latin (48.19%), and Egyptian Arabic (45.58%)


Among politicians, Pyotr Chaadayev ranks 8,321 out of 19,576Before him are Serdar Berdimuhamedow, Nicole Fontaine, József Antall, Muhammad Shah, George Grenville, and Bodawpaya. After him are Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco, Duke Philipp of Württemberg, Félix Malloum, William II, Duke of Apulia, Blanche of Navarre, Countess of Champagne, and Ante Trumbić.

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Among people born in 1794, Pyotr Chaadayev ranks 17Before him are Aimable Pélissier, Eduard Rüppell, Léon Cogniet, Eilhard Mitscherlich, Mirza Shafi Vazeh, and Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius. After him are Friedrich Christian Diez, Ami Boué, Johann Heinrich von Mädler, Leopold IV, Duke of Anhalt, Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, and Achille Richard. Among people deceased in 1856, Pyotr Chaadayev ranks 22Before him are Florestan I, Prince of Monaco, Princess Elisabeth of Savoy, David d'Angers, Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov, Augustin Thierry, and Princess Pauline of Württemberg. After him are Georgios Sinas, Ernst Gottlieb von Steudel, Said bin Sultan, Sultan of Muscat and Oman, John Ross, William Buckland, and Charles Frédéric Gerhardt.

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Among people born in Russia, Pyotr Chaadayev ranks 802 out of 3,761Before him are Oleg Gordievsky (1938), Pavel Belyayev (1925), Andrey Arshavin (1981), Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov (1891), Samuil Marshak (1887), and Leonid Krasin (1870). After him are Yuri Norstein (1941), Nikolai Berzarin (1904), Arsen Kotsoyev (1872), Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia (1827), Prince Igor Constantinovich of Russia (1894), and Nikolai Severtzov (1827).


Among politicians born in Russia, Pyotr Chaadayev ranks 234Before him are Prince Paul of Württemberg (1785), Ludwika Karolina Radziwiłł (1667), Kirill Kondrashin (1914), Franz Schlegelberger (1876), Oleg Gordievsky (1938), and Leonid Krasin (1870). After him are Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia (1827), Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia (1896), Talabuga (1300), Vyacheslav von Plehve (1846), Irina Rodnina (1949), and Vladimir Kokovtsov (1853).