Béla Kun

1886 - 1938

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Béla Kun (born Béla Kohn; 20 February 1886 – 29 August 1938) was a Hungarian communist revolutionary and politician who governed the Hungarian Soviet Republic in 1919. After attending Franz Joseph University at Kolozsvár (today Cluj-Napoca, Romania), Kun worked as a journalist up until the First World War. He served in the Austro-Hungarian Army and was captured by the Imperial Russian Army in 1916, after which he was sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in the Urals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Béla Kun has received more than 651,457 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Béla Kun is the 990th most popular politician (down from 911th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Romania and the 12th most popular Romanian Politician.

Béla Kun was a Hungarian communist revolutionary who led the short-lived Hungarian Soviet Republic in 1919.

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Over the past year Béla Kun has had the most page views in the with 89,350 views, followed by Russian (55,375), and Hungarian (40,250). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Chinese (72.61%), Basque (56.80%), and Georgian (47.12%)


Among politicians, Béla Kun ranks 990 out of 19,576Before him are Artemisia I of Caria, William II of the Netherlands, Xuande Emperor, Guangxu Emperor, Jugurtha, and Carol II of Romania. After him are Grigory Potemkin, Wilhelm Frick, Stephen III of Moldavia, Abd el-Krim, Shang Yang, and Louis II of Italy.

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Among people born in 1886, Béla Kun ranks 8Before him are Alfonso XIII of Spain, Robert Schuman, Diego Rivera, Oskar Kokoschka, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Manne Siegbahn. After him are Sergey Kirov, Marc Bloch, René Guénon, Jean Arp, Ernst Thälmann, and Karl Barth. Among people deceased in 1938, Béla Kun ranks 11Before him are Charles Édouard Guillaume, Konstantin Stanislavski, Nikolai Bukharin, Kanō Jigorō, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Gabriele D'Annunzio. After him are Faustina Kowalska, Karl Kautsky, Alexei Rykov, Suzanne Valadon, Genrikh Yagoda, and Carl von Ossietzky.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Béla Kun ranks 18 out of 844Before him are Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Ion Antonescu (1882), Mircea Eliade (1907), Theodoric I (393), Leo I the Thracian (401), and Carol II of Romania (1893). After him are Stephen III of Moldavia (1433), Paul Celan (1920), Mircea Lucescu (1945), Constantin Brâncuși (1876), Herta Müller (1953), and Ion Iliescu (1930).

Among POLITICIANS In Romania

Among politicians born in Romania, Béla Kun ranks 12Before him are Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Ion Antonescu (1882), Theodoric I (393), Leo I the Thracian (401), and Carol II of Romania (1893). After him are Stephen III of Moldavia (1433), Ion Iliescu (1930), Vlad II Dracul (1395), Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (1901), Klaus Iohannis (1959), and Michael the Brave (1558).