Besarion Jughashvili

1850 - 1909

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Besarion Ivanes dze Jughashvili, commonly known as Beso, (c. 1850 – 25 August 1909) was the father of Joseph Stalin. Born into a peasant family of serfs in Didi Lilo in Georgia, he moved to Tbilisi at a young age to be a shoemaker, working in a factory. He was invited to set up his own shop in Gori, where he met and married Ekaterine Geladze, with whom he had three sons; only the youngest, Ioseb, lived. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Besarion Jughashvili has received more than 400,129 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Besarion Jughashvili is the 35th most popular celebrity (down from 31st in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Georgia (down from 26th in 2019) and the most popular Georgian Celebrity.

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Among celebrities, Besarion Jughashvili ranks 35 out of 184Before him are Marie Duplessis, Rosemary Kennedy, Cecilia Gallerani, Mehran Karimi Nasseri, Sarah Knauss, and Jean-Marie Loret. After him are Armi Kuusela, Albert Pierrepoint, Kim Peek, Annie Oakley, Thérésa Tallien, and Dan Inosanto.

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Among people born in 1850, Besarion Jughashvili ranks 26Before him are Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Ebenezer Howard, Pat Garrett, Sami Frashëri, Lady Mary Victoria Douglas-Hamilton, and William Morris Davis. After him are Ignác Goldziher, Mikhail Chigorin, Ivan Vazov, Pavel Axelrod, Zdeněk Fibich, and Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener. Among people deceased in 1909, Besarion Jughashvili ranks 23Before him are Carlos, Duke of Madrid, Emil Erlenmeyer, Paul Gachet, Francisco Ferrer, Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, and Princess Marie of Orléans. After him are Arnold Janssen, Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Ludwig Gumplowicz, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Simon Newcomb, and Jakub Bart-Ćišinski.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Besarion Jughashvili ranks 30 out of 292Before him are Victor Ambartsumian (1908), Nicholas Marr (1864), Nariman Narimanov (1870), Vakhtang I of Iberia (440), Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia (1866), and Murad Bey (1750). After him are Kato Svanidze (1885), Stepan Shaumian (1878), Rashid Behbudov (1915), Otar Iosseliani (1934), Bagrat III of Georgia (960), and Mikheil Saakashvili (1967).

Among CELEBRITIES In Georgia

Among celebrities born in Georgia, Besarion Jughashvili ranks 1After him are Keke Geladze (1858).