Grigori Rasputin

“Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin, baptized on 22 January 1869 – murdered on 30 December 1916, was a Russian peasant, mystic and private adviser to the Romanovs, who became an influential figure in the later years of tsar Nicholas.”
If you know anything about Rasputin, you know that, if nothing else, he is an interesting historic figure.