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) was a Russian princess who 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 242,773 page views. Her biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia is the 1,883rd most popular politician (down from 1,447th in 2019), the 182nd most popular biography from Russia (down from 158th 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 1,883 out of 19,576Before her are Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Al-Mahdi, Ferdinand I of León, Kitbuqa, King Wen of Zhou, and Oswald Mosley. After her are Emperor Hui of Han, Conrad of Montferrat, Ariovistus, Yejong of Joseon, Ḫattušili III, and Gaykhatu.

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Among people born in 1657, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia ranks 3Before her are Frederick I of Prussia, and Emeric Thököly. After her are Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, Sambhaji, Michel Richard Delalande, Philip Prospero, Prince of Asturias, Francesco Solimena, Henry Casimir II, Prince of Nassau-Dietz, Arai Hakuseki, Guido Starhemberg, and Friedrich Wilhelm III, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg. 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, Princess Frederica Amalia of Denmark, Georg Muffat, Jean-Baptiste Denys, Isabella Leonarda, Selim I Giray, and Charles Plumier.

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Among people born in Russia, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia ranks 182 out of 3,761Before her are Yakov Sverdlov (1885), Witold Pilecki (1901), Felix Yusupov (1887), Sergei Diaghilev (1872), Wladimir Köppen (1846), and Roman Abramovich (1966). After her are Ivan Bunin (1870), Marina Tsvetaeva (1892), Vladimir Solovyov (1853), Seraphim of Sarov (1754), Igor Kurchatov (1903), and Ivan I of Moscow (1288).


Among politicians born in Russia, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia ranks 63Before her are Feodor II of Russia (1589), Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia (1779), Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia (1708), Öz Beg Khan (1282), Yakov Sverdlov (1885), and Felix Yusupov (1887). After her are Ivan I of Moscow (1288), Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia (1690), Vasily II of Moscow (1415), Mikhail Suslov (1902), Gennady Zyuganov (1944), and Raisa Gorbacheva (1932).