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Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej

1901 - 1965

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Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈɡe̯orɡe ɡe̯orˈɡi.u ˈdeʒ] ; 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 649,232 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej is the 1,759th most popular politician (down from 1,605th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Romania (down from 27th in 2019) and the 15th 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 1,759 out of 15,577Before him are Akhmad Kadyrov, Nicolás Maduro, Olof Skötkonung, Charles, Duke of Vendôme, Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and Conrad of Montferrat. After him are Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este, Uesugi Kenshin, Ladislaus IV of Hungary, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Conradin, and Chilperic II.

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Among people born in 1901, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej ranks 35Before him are Andrey Vlasov, Milton H. Erickson, Witold Pilecki, Mohamed Naguib, Robert Bresson, and Nadezhda Alliluyeva. After him are Ernest Lawrence, Ricardo Zamora, Nikolai Vatutin, Henning von Tresckow, Salvatore Quasimodo, and Carl Barks. Among people deceased in 1965, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej ranks 15Before him are Eli Cohen, W. Somerset Maugham, Louise Mountbatten, Edward Victor Appleton, Maxime Weygand, and Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium. After him are T. S. Eliot, Nat King Cole, Hermann Staudinger, Moshe Sharett, Paul Hermann Müller, and Helena Rubinstein.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej ranks 30 out of 665Before him are Mircea Lucescu (1945), György Ligeti (1923), Theodoric I (393), Nadia Comăneci (1961), Elie Wiesel (1928), and Iannis Xenakis (1922). After him are Gheorghe Zamfir (1941), Michael the Brave (1558), Mihai Eminescu (1850), Jacob L. Moreno (1889), George Enescu (1881), and Klaus Iohannis (1959).

Among POLITICIANS In Romania

Among politicians born in Romania, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej ranks 15Before him are Carol II of Romania (1893), Vlad II Dracul (1395), Béla Kun (1886), Stephen III of Moldavia (1433), Ion Iliescu (1930), and Theodoric I (393). After him are Michael the Brave (1558), Klaus Iohannis (1959), Álmos (820), Gabriel Bethlen (1580), Radu cel Frumos (1438), and Milan I of Serbia (1854).