Alexander Lebed

1950 - 2002

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Lieutenant General Alexander Ivanovich Lebed (Russian: Алекса́ндр Ива́нович Ле́бедь; 20 April 1950 – 28 April 2002) was a Soviet and Russian military officer and politician who held senior positions in the Airborne Troops before running for president in the 1996 Russian presidential election. He did not win, but placed third behind incumbent Boris Yeltsin and the Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov, with roughly 14% of the vote nation-wide. Lebed later served as the Secretary of the Security Council in the Yeltsin administration, and eventually became the governor of Krasnoyarsk Krai, the second largest Russian region. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Lebed has received more than 296,251 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Alexander Lebed is the 7,699th most popular politician (up from 9,133rd in 2019), the 749th most popular biography from Russia (up from 904th in 2019) and the 226th most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Alexander Lebed ranks 7,699 out of 15,577Before him are Emperor Xuanwu of Northern Wei, Louis Armand I, Prince of Conti, Herleva, Abaris the Hyperborean, Margaret of Burgundy, Duchess of Bavaria, and George William, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe. After him are Nguyễn Khánh, Adherbal, Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester, Jerome Powell, Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, and Meritites I.

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Among people born in 1950, Alexander Lebed ranks 109Before him are Googoosh, Neil Jordan, Martin Short, Steve Hackett, Ubaldo Fillol, and Vagit Alekperov. After him are Geraldine James, Miki Manojlović, Paul Watson, Juan Gabriel, Victoria Principal, and Li Zhanshu. Among people deceased in 2002, Alexander Lebed ranks 97Before him are Dee Dee Ramone, Eugenio Coșeriu, Karel Reisz, Jacques Massu, Cyrus Vance, and Joseph Bonanno. After him are Lionel Hampton, Văn Tiến Dũng, David Riesman, Nikolai Amosov, Victor Weisskopf, and J. Lee Thompson.

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Among people born in Russia, Alexander Lebed ranks 749 out of 3,262Before him are Princess Olga Paley (1865), Yuriy Yekhanurov (1948), Sergei Lyapunov (1859), Dokka Umarov (1964), Volin (1882), and Vyacheslav von Plehve (1846). After him are Alexey Maresyev (1916), Mikhail Ulyanov (1927), Yelena Isinbayeva (1982), Vladimir Minorsky (1877), Vasily of Kostroma (1241), and Eugene Botkin (1865).


Among politicians born in Russia, Alexander Lebed ranks 226Before him are Elena Stasova (1873), Alexander Yakovlev (1923), Prince John Konstantinovich of Russia (1886), Princess Olga Paley (1865), Yuriy Yekhanurov (1948), and Vyacheslav von Plehve (1846). After him are Vasily of Kostroma (1241), Mikhail Kasyanov (1957), Yegor Ligachyov (1920), Marfa Sobakina (1552), Viacheslav I of Kiev (1083), and Fyodor Okhlopkov (1908).