Seraphim of Sarov

1754 - 1833

Seraphim of Sarov

Seraphim of Sarov (Russian: Серафим Саровский) (30 July [O.S. 19 July] 1754 (or 1759) – 15 January [O.S. 2 January] 1833), born Prokhor Moshnin (Прохор Мошнин), is one of the most renowned Russian saints and venerated both in the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church. He is generally considered the greatest of the 19th-century startsy (elders). Seraphim extended the monastic teachings of contemplation, theoria and self-denial to the layperson. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Seraphim of Sarov has received more than 224,007 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 645th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Seraphim of Sarov ranks 647 out of 2,001Before him are Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari, Ruqayyah bint Muhammad, Maurice de Sully, Papias of Hierapolis, Pope Adrian IV, and Al-Suyuti. After him are Pope Stephen VII, Sun Myung Moon, Robert of Molesme, Anas ibn Malik, Onuphrius, and Obadiah.

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Among people born in 1754, Seraphim of Sarov ranks 7Before him are Louis XVI of France, Paul I of Russia, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Joseph Proust, Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este, and Madame Roland. After him are Jacques Pierre Brissot, Bon-Adrien Jeannot de Moncey, William Bligh, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, Frederick I of Württemberg, and Georg Forster. Among people deceased in 1833, Seraphim of Sarov ranks 8Before him are Kaspar Hauser, Ferdinand VII of Spain, Richard Trevithick, Adrien-Marie Legendre, Ram Mohan Roy, and Marie-Antoine Carême. After him are Hugh Glass, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, Pierre André Latreille, Abbas Mirza, and Pierre-Narcisse Guérin.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Seraphim of Sarov ranks 244 out of 2,050Before him are Aleksandr Ulyanov (1866), Natalia Goncharova (1881), Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin (1855), Johann Georg Hamann (1730), Nikolai Vavilov (1887), and Pitirim Sorokin (1889). After him are Valery Bykovsky (1934), Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia (1847), Viktor Shklovsky (1893), Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia (1553), Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (1853), and Vasily Blyukher (1889).


Among religious figures born in Russia, Seraphim of Sarov ranks 1After him are Patriarch Kirill of Moscow (1946), Sergius of Radonezh (1314), Avvakum (1620), Patriarch Nikon of Moscow (1605), Basil Fool for Christ (1468), Eugen Sandow (1867), Nadezhda von Meck (1831), Ilia II of Georgia (1933), Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow (1865), Alexander Schmorell (1917), and Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova (1835).

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