George F. Kennan

1904 - 2005

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George Frost Kennan (February 16, 1904 – March 17, 2005) was an American diplomat and historian. He was best known as an advocate of a policy of containment of Soviet expansion during the Cold War. He lectured widely and wrote scholarly histories of the relations between the USSR and the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George F. Kennan has received more than 1,141,397 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). George F. Kennan is the 21st most popular diplomat (up from 22nd in 2019), the 912th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,138th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Diplomat.

George F. Kennan is most famous for his work as a diplomat and historian. He was a leading architect of the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan, which helped to stabilize Western Europe after World War II. He is also known for his "Long Telegram" and "X Article," which laid out the rationale for containment of the Soviet Union.

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Among diplomats, George F. Kennan ranks 21 out of 51Before him are Mohamed ElBaradei, Madeleine Albright, Hasekura Tsunenaga, Chiune Sugihara, Alva Myrdal, and Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston. After him are Chaim Herzog, Viktor Chernomyrdin, Thomas Klestil, Megasthenes, John Mott, and Giovanni Villani.

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Among people born in 1904, George F. Kennan ranks 40Before him are Alejo Carpentier, Antonín Novotný, Nikolai Ostrovsky, Joseph Campbell, Werner Forssmann, and Ève Curie. After him are Louis Néel, George Balanchine, Karl Rahner, Clifford D. Simak, Héctor Castro, and John Gielgud. Among people deceased in 2005, George F. Kennan ranks 37Before him are Lucien Laurent, Moustapha Akkad, John Fowles, Milton Obote, Birgit Nilsson, and Ibrahim Ferrer. After him are Brother Roger, Aslan Maskhadov, Ahmed Deedat, Edward Heath, Akira Yoshizawa, and Robert Wise.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George F. Kennan ranks 912 out of 15,968Before him are Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), Tom Waits (1949), Colin Powell (1937), Lynn Margulis (1938), Robert A. Dahl (1915), and Harry Dean Stanton (1926). After him are Melvin Schwartz (1932), Willie Nelson (1933), Steve Martin (1945), Mark David Chapman (1955), Percy Spencer (1894), and James Jones (1921).

Among DIPLOMATS In United States

Among diplomats born in United States, George F. Kennan ranks 4Before him are Pocahontas (1595), John Jay (1745), and John R. Bolton (1948). After him are John Mott (1865), Dean Acheson (1893), Jean Kennedy Smith (1928), Richard Holbrooke (1941), Ralph Bunche (1904), J. Christopher Stevens (1960), Adlai Stevenson II (1900), and Edward M. House (1858).