History wouldn’t be half as interesting as it is had it not been for the famous and iconic personalities. These iconic personalities shaped the events of the past and consequently affected our present and future. Russia has been home to numerous such personalities that have gained worldwide fame for their acts and deeds. However, there were some like Ivan Vasilyevich ‘The Terrible’ who were famous for their notoriety. Though Ivan was the first Tsar of Russia and is remembered for expanding Russian empire through military conquests, he was infamous for his madness and violence. It was Peter the Great that Russia owes much of its modern existence including founding of many till-date running government institutions. Catherine the Great presided of what was Russia’s Golden Age. She helped cement Russia’s status as a dominant country of the world. In the field of art and literature, there were several renowned personalities in Russia, like Leo Tolstoy, Alexandr Borodin, Pyotor Tchaikovsky, Anna Pavlova and so on. Joseph Stalin was famous as the ‘bad man’ of the 20th century Russia. A leader and dictator, he suppressed any form of oppression against his governance and ruthlessly denounced any dissent. To know more about famous Russian historical personalities, check out this section.
Catherine the GreatCatherine the Great
02 May 1729
Empress of Russia
Joseph StalinJoseph Stalin
18 December 1878
Communist Revolutionary & Ruler of former USSR

Vladimir LeninVladimir Lenin
22 April 1870
Former Premier of the Soviet Union

Peter III of RussiaPeter III of Russia
21 February 1728
Emperor of Russia

Peter the GreatPeter the Great
09 June 1672
First Emperor of Russia

Paul I of RussiaPaul I of Russia
01 October 1754
Russian Emperor (1796-1801)
Ivan the TerribleIvan the Terrible
25 August 1530
First Russian Tsar

Alexander II of RussiaAlexander II of Russia
29 April 1818
Emperor of Russia

Alexander III of RussiaAlexander III of Russia
10 March 1845
Former Emperor of All Russia
Elizabeth of RussiaElizabeth of Russia
29 December 1709
Empress of Russia

Catherine I of RussiaCatherine I of Russia
15 April 1684
Empress of Russia
Nicholas I of RussiaNicholas I of Russia
06 July 1796
Emperor of Russia

Peter II of RussiaPeter II of Russia
23 October 1715
Emperor of Russia

Ivan VI of RussiaIvan VI of Russia
23 August 1740
Emperor of Russia

Anna of RussiaAnna of Russia
07 February 1693
Empress of Russia

Olga of KievOlga of Kiev
0915 AD
Regent of Kievan Rus
Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of RussiaGrand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia
25 March 1875
Grand Duchess of Russia

Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of RussiaGrand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia
13 June 1882
Daughter of Emperor Alexander III of Russia

Nicholas IINicholas II
18 May 1868

Alexander I of RussiaAlexander I of Russia
23 December 1777
Emperor of Russia
Ivan V of RussiaIvan V of Russia
27 August 1666

Alexis of RussiaAlexis of Russia
29 March 1629
Tsar of Russia
Olga Constantinovna of RussiaOlga Constantinovna of Russia
03 September 1851

Peter I of RussiaPeter I of Russia
09 June 1672
Former Emperor of All Russia

Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of RussiaGrand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia
07 February 1708
Feodor III of RussiaFeodor III of Russia
09 June 1661

Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of RussiaGrand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia
21 September 1827
Grand Duke of Russia
Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of RussiaGrand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia
22 January 1872
Grand Duchess of Russia

Prince Paul of YugoslaviaPrince Paul of Yugoslavia
27 April 1893

Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of RussiaGrand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia
26 June 1899
False Dmitriy IFalse Dmitriy I
19 October 1582

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Eudoxia LopukhinaEudoxia Lopukhina
10 July 1669
The first wife of Peter I of Russia
Catherine DolgorukovCatherine Dolgorukov
02 November 1847

Michael I of RussiaMichael I of Russia
12 July 1596

Natalya NaryshkinaNatalya Naryshkina
01 September 1651

Ivan I of MoscowIvan I of Moscow
1288 AD
Grand Prince of Moscow
Daniel of MoscowDaniel of Moscow
1261 AD
Grand Prince of Moscow
Grand Duke Constantine Pavlovich of RussiaGrand Duke Constantine Pavlovich of Russia
27 April 1779

Vasily II of MoscowVasily II of Moscow
10 March 1415
Prince of Moscow

Alexis I of RussiaAlexis I of Russia
29 March 1629
Tsar of Russia

Dmitry of UglichDmitry of Uglich
19 October 1582
Vasily I of MoscowVasily I of Moscow
30 December 1371
Prince of Moscow

Maria MiloslavskayaMaria Miloslavskaya
11 April 1624
Queen consort

Dmitry PozharskyDmitry Pozharsky
17 October 1577

Albert I, Duke of PrussiaAlbert I, Duke of Prussia
17 May 1490

Ivan I of RussiaIvan I of Russia
1288 AD
Grand Prince
Simeon of RussiaSimeon of Russia
07 November 1316
Grand Prince of Moscow

Maria Alexandrovna of HesseMaria Alexandrovna of Hesse
08 August 1824
Vasili I of RussiaVasili I of Russia
30 December 1371
Grand Prince of Moscow

Vasili II of RussiaVasili II of Russia
10 March 1415
Grand Prince of Moscow

Ivan II of RussiaIvan II of Russia
26 March 1326
Grand Prince
Fyodor II of RussiaFyodor II of Russia
1589 AD