Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej

1901 - 1965

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Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈɡe̯orɡe ɡe̯orˈɡi.u ˈdeʒ] (listen); 8 November 1901 – 19 March 1965) was a Romanian communist politician and electrician. He was the first Communist leader of Romania from 1947 to 1965, serving as first secretary of the Romanian Communist Party (ultimately "Romanian Workers' Party", PMR) from 1944 to 1954 and from 1955 to 1965, and as the first Communist Prime Minister of Romania from 1952 to 1955. Born in Bârlad (1901), Gheorghiu-Dej was involved in the communist movement's activities from the early 1930s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej has received more than 440,269 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej is the 1,607th most popular politician (up from 1,740th in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from Romania (up from 29th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Romanian Politician.

Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej was the first secretary of the Romanian Communist Party. He was in power from 1947 to 1965. Gheorghiu-Dej is most famous for his role in the Romanian Revolution of 1989.

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Among politicians, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej ranks 1,607 out of 15,710Before him are Elisa Bonaparte, Pasquale Paoli, Afonso III of Portugal, Maria Josepha of Austria, Constantine X Doukas, and Vladimir II Monomakh. After him are Louise Mountbatten, Soong Mei-ling, Leonid Kuchma, Ricimer, Cao Rui, and Sasaki Kojirō.

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Among people born in 1901, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej ranks 32Before him are Max Euwe, Simon Kuznets, Andrey Vlasov, Milton H. Erickson, Ernest Lawrence, and Ricardo Zamora. After him are Jean Dubuffet, Carl Barks, Robert Bresson, Mohamed Naguib, Witold Pilecki, and Nadezhda Alliluyeva. Among people deceased in 1965, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej ranks 14Before him are Stan Laurel, Farouk of Egypt, Eli Cohen, T. S. Eliot, Nat King Cole, and Moshe Sharett. After him are Louise Mountbatten, Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium, Hermann Staudinger, Edward Victor Appleton, Maxime Weygand, and Dorothea Lange.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej ranks 27 out of 572Before him are Stephen III of Moldavia (1433), György Ligeti (1923), Ion Iliescu (1930), Herta Müller (1953), Theodoric I (393), and Iannis Xenakis (1922). After him are Jacob L. Moreno (1889), Elie Wiesel (1928), Bela Lugosi (1882), George Enescu (1881), János Bolyai (1802), and Mihai Eminescu (1850).

Among POLITICIANS In Romania

Among politicians born in Romania, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej ranks 16Before him are Béla Kun (1886), Vlad II Dracul (1395), Carol II of Romania (1893), Stephen III of Moldavia (1433), Ion Iliescu (1930), and Theodoric I (393). After him are Michael the Brave (1558), Milan I of Serbia (1854), Klaus Iohannis (1959), György Dózsa (1470), Alexandru Ioan Cuza (1820), and Mircea I of Wallachia (1355).