Sophia Palaiologina

1455 - 1503

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Zoe Palaiologina (Byzantine Greek: Ζωή Παλαιολογίνα), who later changed her name to Sophia Palaiologina (Russian: София Фоминична Палеолог; ca. 1449 – 7 April 1503), was a Byzantine princess, member of the Imperial Palaiologos family, Grand Princess of Moscow as the second wife of Grand Prince Ivan III. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sophia Palaiologina has received more than 359,485 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Sophia Palaiologina is the 1,778th most popular politician (up from 2,212th in 2019), the 146th most popular biography from Greece (up from 224th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular Greek Politician.

Sophia Palaiologina is most famous for being the last Byzantine empress. She was the daughter of the Byzantine emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos and his wife, Theodora Palaiologina, who was a daughter of the Byzantine emperor Andronikos III Palaiologos. Sophia was married to Andronikos IV Palaiologos, who was the son of her father's co-ruler, John V Palaiologos. She was also the sister of the Byzantine emperor John VIII Palaiologos.

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Among politicians, Sophia Palaiologina ranks 1,778 out of 15,710Before her are Michael IX Palaiologos, José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Baldwin III of Jerusalem, Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Coloman, King of Hungary, and Yakov Sverdlov. After her are King Elah, Magnentius, Ferdinand Marcos, Narendra Modi, Anna Jagiellon, and Ammar ibn Yasir.

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Among people born in 1455, Sophia Palaiologina ranks 3Before her are John II of Portugal and John, King of Denmark. After her are Johann Reuchlin, Andrea Gritti, Ascanio Sforza, John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg, George, Duke of Bavaria, Antonio da Sangallo the Elder, Jean Hey, and Tullio Lombardo. Among people deceased in 1503, Sophia Palaiologina ranks 4Before her are Pope Alexander VI, Pope Pius III, and Elizabeth of York. After her are Piero the Unfortunate, Margaret of York, Sten Sture the Elder, Peter II, Duke of Bourbon, George, Duke of Bavaria, Bona of Savoy, Pierre d'Aubusson, and Giovanni Pontano.

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Among people born in Greece, Sophia Palaiologina ranks 146 out of 855Before her are Parmenion (-400), Lysander (-401), Saint Giles (640), Longus (110), Oruç Reis (1473), and Hippias (-600). After her are Speusippus (-407), Georgios Papadopoulos (1919), Gorgo, Queen of Sparta (-506), Craterus (-370), Brasidas (-500), and Demetrius Vikelas (1835).


Among politicians born in Greece, Sophia Palaiologina ranks 52Before her are Phryne (-371), Ioannis Metaxas (1871), Agesilaus II (-444), Pleistarchus (-500), Oruç Reis (1473), and Hippias (-600). After her are Georgios Papadopoulos (1919), Brasidas (-500), Nicias (-500), Cleomenes III (-260), Aeschines (-389), and Cleomenes I (-600).