Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia

1657 - 1704

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Sophia Alekseyevna (Russian: Со́фья Алексе́евна, IPA: [ˈsofʲjə ɐlʲɪˈksʲejɪvnə]; 27 September [O.S. 17 September] 1657 – 14 July [O.S. 3 July] 1704) ruled as regent of Russia from 1682 to 1689. She allied herself with a singularly capable courtier and politician, Prince Vasily Golitsyn, to install herself during the minority of her brother Ivan V and half-brother Peter I. She carried out her regency with a firm hand. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia has received more than 167,499 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia is the 1,809th most popular politician (up from 2,160th in 2019), the 190th most popular biography from Russia (up from 215th in 2019) and the 63rd most popular Russian Politician.

Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia was the daughter of Tsar Alexei and sister of Tsar Peter the Great. She is best known for being the first woman to rule Russia in her own right.

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Among politicians, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia ranks 1,809 out of 15,710Before her are Carloman, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Publius Clodius Pulcher, James IV of Scotland, Abd al-Rahman II, and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. After her are Burhanuddin Rabbani, John VI of Portugal, 1st Dalai Lama, Rodion Malinovsky, Leopold, Duke of Lorraine, and John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony.

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Among people born in 1657, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia ranks 2Before her is Frederick I of Prussia. After her are Emeric Thököly, Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, Sambhaji, Michel Richard Delalande, Philip Prospero, Prince of Asturias, Francesco Solimena, Henry Casimir II, Prince of Nassau-Dietz, Guido Starhemberg, and Arai Hakuseki. Among people deceased in 1704, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia ranks 5Before her are John Locke, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, and Guillaume de l'Hôpital. After her are Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Jean-Baptiste Denys, Georg Muffat, Princess Frederica Amalia of Denmark, Charles Plumier, Ulrik Frederik Gyldenløve, and Menno van Coehoorn.

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Among people born in Russia, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia ranks 190 out of 2,688Before her are Olga Constantinovna of Russia (1851), Yemelyan Pugachev (1742), Sabina Spielrein (1885), Yakov Sverdlov (1885), Seraphim of Sarov (1754), and Wladimir Köppen (1846). After her are Nicholas Roerich (1874), Ivan Shishkin (1832), Alexander Herzen (1812), Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg (1599), Ilya Frank (1908), and Vladimir Solovyov (1853).


Among politicians born in Russia, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia ranks 63Before her are Felix Yusupov (1887), Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia (1690), Öz Beg Khan (1282), Dzhokhar Dudayev (1944), Nikolai Bulganin (1895), and Yakov Sverdlov (1885). After her are Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia (1779), Yuri Dolgorukiy (1095), Raisa Gorbacheva (1932), Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia (1891), Ivan I of Moscow (1288), and Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia (1895).