Eduard Shevardnadze

1928 - 2014

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Eduard Ambrosis dze Shevardnadze (Georgian: ედუარდ ამბროსის ძე შევარდნაძე, romanized: Eduard Ambrosis dze Shevardnadze; 25 January 1928 – 7 July 2014) was a Georgian politician and diplomat who ruled Georgia from 1972 until his resignation in 2003. He was the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Soviet Union from 1988 to 1990. In 1992 he become the leader of Georgia (as Chairman of Parliament) after president Zviad Gamsakhurdia resigned. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eduard Shevardnadze has received more than 533,646 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Eduard Shevardnadze is the 595th most popular politician (down from 523rd in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Georgia and the 3rd most popular Georgian Politician.

Shevardnadze was Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Soviet Union and then for independent Georgia. He is most famous for his role in the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

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Among politicians, Eduard Shevardnadze ranks 595 out of 15,710Before him are Tahmasp I, Władysław II Jagiełło, Darius II, Philip the Arab, Alija Izetbegović, and Philip the Good. After him are Leo III the Isaurian, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Ion Antonescu, Frederick William IV of Prussia, Władysław IV Vasa, and Christian IX of Denmark.

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Among people born in 1928, Eduard Shevardnadze ranks 10Before him are Andy Warhol, Hosni Mubarak, John Forbes Nash Jr., Noam Chomsky, Ariel Sharon, and James Watson. After him are Philip K. Dick, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Serge Gainsbourg, Rinus Michels, Shirley Temple, and Osamu Tezuka. Among people deceased in 2014, Eduard Shevardnadze ranks 6Before him are Gabriel García Márquez, Robin Williams, Ariel Sharon, Eusébio, and Alfredo Di Stéfano. After him are Claudio Abbado, Joe Cocker, Shirley Temple, Eli Wallach, Wojciech Jaruzelski, and Nadine Gordimer.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze ranks 5 out of 292Before him are Joseph Stalin (1879), Darius the Great (-550), Aram Khachaturian (1903), and Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893). After him are Shota Rustaveli (1172), Lavrentiy Beria (1899), Tamar of Georgia (1166), Tigran Petrosian (1929), Yakov Dzhugashvili (1907), Aleksei Brusilov (1853), and Sergei Parajanov (1924).

Among POLITICIANS In Georgia

Among politicians born in Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze ranks 3Before him are Joseph Stalin (1879) and Darius the Great (-550). After him are Lavrentiy Beria (1899), Tamar of Georgia (1166), David IV of Georgia (1073), Zviad Gamsakhurdia (1939), Sergo Ordzhonikidze (1886), Pharnavaz I of Iberia (-326), Sergei Witte (1849), Herbert Backe (1896), and Rusudan of Georgia (1194).