Vasili III of Russia

1479 - 1533

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Vasili III Ivanovich (Russian: Василий III Иванович, 25 March 1479 – 3 December 1533) was the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1505 to 1533. He was the son of Ivan III Vasiliyevich and Sophia Paleologue and was christened with the name Gavriil (Гавриил). He had three brothers: Yuri, born in 1480, Simeon, born in 1487 and Andrei, born in 1490, as well as five sisters: Elena (born and died in 1474), Feodosiya (born and died in 1475), another Elena (born 1476), another Feodosiya (born 1485) and Eudoxia (born 1492). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vasili III of Russia has received more than 347,791 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Vasili III of Russia is the 1,053rd most popular politician (up from 1,216th in 2019), the 119th most popular biography from Russia (up from 133rd in 2019) and the 46th 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 1,053 out of 15,710Before him are Calvin Coolidge, Leo V the Armenian, Hua Guofeng, Alexander Kolchak, Decebalus, and Onan. After him are Abū Lahab, Amadeo I of Spain, Amin al-Husseini, Sigismund I the Old, Engelbert Dollfuss, and Xianfeng Emperor.

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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, Guru Amar Das, Peter Henlein, Ippolito d'Este, Francisco de Montejo, and Vallabha. Among people deceased in 1533, Vasili III of Russia ranks 3Before him are Atahualpa and Mary Tudor, Queen of France. After him are Ludovico Ariosto, Frederick I of Denmark, Lucas van Leyden, Huáscar, Veit Stoss, Túpac Huallpa, and Cornelis Engebrechtsz..

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Among people born in Russia, Vasili III of Russia ranks 119 out of 2,688Before him are Olga of Kiev (890), Mily Balakirev (1837), Vasily Chuikov (1900), Vladimir Komarov (1927), Nikolai Lobachevsky (1792), and Alexander Kolchak (1874). After him are Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), Arnold Sommerfeld (1868), Mikhail Botvinnik (1911), Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1899), Anatoly Dyatlov (1931), and Alexei Leonov (1934).


Among politicians born in Russia, Vasili III of Russia ranks 46Before him are Nadezhda Krupskaya (1869), Sergey Kirov (1886), Lev Kamenev (1883), Vasili IV of Russia (1552), Feodor III of Russia (1661), and Alexander Kolchak (1874). After him are Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (1897), Tokhtamysh (1342), False Dmitry I (1581), Martti Ahtisaari (1937), Dmitry Medvedev (1965), and Feodor II of Russia (1589).