Alexandra Kollontai

1872 - 1952

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Alexandra Mikhailovna Kollontai (Russian: Алекса́ндра Миха́йловна Коллонта́й, née Domontovich, Домонто́вич; 31 March [O.S. 19 March] 1872 – 9 March 1952) was a Russian revolutionary, politician, diplomat and Marxist theoretician. Serving as the People's Commissar for Welfare in Vladimir Lenin's government in 1917–1918, she was a highly prominent woman within the Bolshevik party and the first woman in history to become an official member of a governing cabinet.The daughter of an Imperial Russian Army general, Kollontai embraced radical politics in the 1890s and joined the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP) in 1899. During the RSDLP ideological split, she sided with Julius Martov's Mensheviks against Lenin's Bolsheviks. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexandra Kollontai has received more than 624,714 page views. Her biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Alexandra Kollontai is the 8th most popular diplomat (up from 10th in 2019), the 84th most popular biography from Russia (up from 97th in 2019) and the most popular Russian Diplomat.

Alexandra Kollontai was a Russian Marxist revolutionary, feminist, and diplomat. She was one of the most important figures in the Bolshevik government after the October Revolution.

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Among diplomats, Alexandra Kollontai ranks 8 out of 51Before her are Kofi Annan, Gaius Marius, Ban Ki-moon, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Dag Hammarskjöld, and Boutros Boutros-Ghali. After her are John Jay, Raoul Wallenberg, John R. Bolton, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Folke Bernadotte, and Prince Claus of the Netherlands.

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Among people born in 1872, Alexandra Kollontai ranks 4Before her are Roald Amundsen, Bertrand Russell, and Piet Mondrian. After her are Johan Huizinga, Haakon VII of Norway, Alexandra Feodorovna, Calvin Coolidge, Djemal Pasha, Sergei Diaghilev, Marcel Mauss, and Anton Denikin. Among people deceased in 1952, Alexandra Kollontai ranks 6Before her are Maria Montessori, Knut Hamsun, George VI, John Dewey, and Eva Perón. After her are Chaim Weizmann, Paul Éluard, Wilm Hosenfeld, Benedetto Croce, Karen Horney, and Walter Schellenberg.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexandra Kollontai ranks 84 out of 2,688Before her are Ivan Konev (1897), Stanislav Petrov (1939), Michael of Russia (1596), Wilhelm Wien (1864), Mikhail Tukhachevsky (1893), and Mikhail Glinka (1804). After her are Yaroslav the Wise (978), Mikhail Kalinin (1875), Grigory Potemkin (1739), Turhan Hatice Sultan (1627), Alexander Suvorov (1730), and Valery Legasov (1936).

Among DIPLOMATS In Russia

Among diplomats born in Russia, Alexandra Kollontai ranks 1After her are Viktor Chernomyrdin (1938) and Vatslav Vorovsky (1871).