Vasili III of Russia

1479 - 1533

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Vasili III Ivanovich (Russian: Василий III Иванович; 25 March 1479 – 3 December 1533) was Grand Prince of Moscow and all Russia from 1505 until his death in 1533. He was the son of Ivan III and Sophia Paleologue and was christened with the name Gavriil (Гавриил). Following on the ambitions of his predecessor Ivan, Vasili conquered Pskov, Ryazan and Smolensk as well as strengthening Russian influence in Kazan and to the Volga region. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vasili III of Russia has received more than 604,255 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Vasili III of Russia is the 1,160th most popular politician (down from 935th in 2019), the 129th most popular biography from Russia (down from 111th in 2019) and the 50th most popular Russian Politician.

Vasili III of Russia is most famous for his part in the Time of Troubles. He is also known for his military conquests.

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Among politicians, Vasili III of Russia ranks 1,160 out of 19,576Before him are Muawiya II, Anna Jagiellon, Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain, Mohamed Morsi, Vasili IV of Russia, and Henry the Lion. After him are Christian III of Denmark, Napoléon, Prince Imperial, Takeda Shingen, David Lloyd George, Nikolai Yezhov, and Mohamed Naguib.

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Among people born in 1479, Vasili III of Russia ranks 4Before him are Joanna of Castile, Hafsa Sultan, and Lisa del Giocondo. After him are Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours, Diego Columbus, Peter Henlein, Guru Amar Das, Ippolito d'Este, Vallabha, Francisco de Montejo, and Henry V, Duke of Mecklenburg. Among people deceased in 1533, Vasili III of Russia ranks 4Before him are Atahualpa, Mary Tudor, Queen of France, and Ludovico Ariosto. After him are Frederick I of Denmark, Lucas van Leyden, Huáscar, Veit Stoss, Túpac Huallpa, Duarte Pacheco Pereira, Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen, and Cornelis Engebrechtsz..

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Among people born in Russia, Vasili III of Russia ranks 129 out of 3,761Before him are False Dmitry I (1581), Joseph Brodsky (1940), Mikhail Lermontov (1814), Mikhail Botvinnik (1911), Anatoly Karpov (1951), and Vasili IV of Russia (1552). After him are Nikolai Yezhov (1895), Sergei Yesenin (1895), Valery Legasov (1936), Alexei Rykov (1881), Anna Pavlovna of Russia (1795), and Dmitry Donskoy (1350).


Among politicians born in Russia, Vasili III of Russia ranks 50Before him are Dzhokhar Dudayev (1944), Ivan V of Russia (1666), Sergey Kirov (1886), Feodor III of Russia (1661), False Dmitry I (1581), and Vasili IV of Russia (1552). After him are Nikolai Yezhov (1895), Alexei Rykov (1881), Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (1897), Walther Funk (1890), Sergey Shoygu (1955), and Genrikh Yagoda (1891).