Béla Kun

1886 - 1938

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Béla Kun (born Béla Kohn; 20 February 1886 – 29 August 1938) was a Hungarian communist activist 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 before 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 372,263 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Béla Kun is the 853rd most popular politician (down from 819th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Romania and the 10th 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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Among politicians, Béla Kun ranks 853 out of 15,710. Before him are Stanisław Leszczyński, Julius Nepos, Jozef Tiso, Hassan II of Morocco, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, and Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi. After him are Louis, Duke of Burgundy, Valentinian II, Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan, Ivan V of Russia, Casimir III the Great, and Andronikos II Palaiologos.

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Among people born in 1886, Béla Kun ranks 8Before him are Diego Rivera, Robert Schuman, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Oskar Kokoschka, and Jean Arp. After him are Sergey Kirov, Marc Bloch, Karl von Frisch, Karl Barth, Ernst Thälmann, and Manne Siegbahn. Among people deceased in 1938, Béla Kun ranks 8Before him are Edmund Husserl, Georges Méliès, Konstantin Stanislavski, Karel Čapek, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Nikolai Bukharin. After him are Faustina Kowalska, Kanō Jigorō, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Karl Kautsky, Robert Johnson, and Thomas Wolfe.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Béla Kun ranks 16 out of 572. Before him are Ion Antonescu (1882), Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Mircea Eliade (1907), Johnny Weissmuller (1904), Michael I of Romania (1921), and Béla IV of Hungary (1206). After him are Vlad II Dracul (1395), Constantin Brâncuși (1876), Carol II of Romania (1893), Paul Celan (1920), Stephen III of Moldavia (1433), and György Ligeti (1923).

Among POLITICIANS In Romania

Among politicians born in Romania, Béla Kun ranks 10Before him are Stephen Báthory (1533), John Hunyadi (1407), Ion Antonescu (1882), Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Michael I of Romania (1921), and Béla IV of Hungary (1206). After him are Vlad II Dracul (1395), Carol II of Romania (1893), Stephen III of Moldavia (1433), Ion Iliescu (1930), Theodoric I (393), and Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (1901).