Grigory Zinoviev

1883 - 1936

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Grigory Yevseyevich Zinoviev (born Ovsei-Gershon Aronovich Radomyslsky; 23 September [O.S. 11 September] 1883 – 25 August 1936) was a Russian revolutionary and Soviet politician. A prominent Old Bolshevik, Zinoviev was Vladimir Lenin's closest associate prior to 1917 and a leading government figure in the early Soviet Union, serving as chairman of the Communist International (Comintern) from 1919 to 1926. Born in Ukraine to a Jewish family, Zinoviev joined the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party in 1901 and sided with Vladimir Lenin's Bolsheviks in the party's 1903 split, forging a close political relationship with him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Grigory Zinoviev has received more than 1,304,760 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Grigory Zinoviev is the 957th most popular politician (up from 1,043rd in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 35th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Ukrainian Politician.

Grigory Zinoviev was a Bolshevik revolutionary and a Soviet Communist politician. He was one of the seven members of the first Politburo, founded in 1917 to manage the Bolshevik Revolution. He was also a member of the Central Committee from 1917 to 1926.

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Among politicians, Grigory Zinoviev ranks 957 out of 19,576Before him are Andrew II of Hungary, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan, Charles XI of Sweden, Wilm Hosenfeld, and Hassanal Bolkiah. After him are Kara Mustafa Pasha, Michael III, Leo I the Thracian, Charles I of Hungary, Peter II of Yugoslavia, and Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba.

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Among people born in 1883, Grigory Zinoviev ranks 13Before him are Joseph Schumpeter, Khalil Gibran, Anton Webern, Jaroslav Hašek, Nikos Kazantzakis, and Lev Kamenev. After him are Clement Attlee, Victor Francis Hess, Pierre Laval, José Ortega y Gasset, Morihei Ueshiba, and Otto Heinrich Warburg. Among people deceased in 1936, Grigory Zinoviev ranks 13Before him are Antoine Meillet, Lu Xun, Oswald Spengler, Alexander Glazunov, Lev Kamenev, and Ferdinand Tönnies. After him are Fuad I of Egypt, Grazia Deledda, Eleftherios Venizelos, Miguel de Unamuno, Albert Fish, and Elsa Einstein.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Grigory Zinoviev ranks 36 out of 1,365Before him are Vaslav Nijinsky (1889), Edgar de Wahl (1867), Sergei Korolev (1906), Wilhelm Reich (1897), Ivan Mazepa (1639), and Moshe Sharett (1894). After him are Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), Leonid Kravchuk (1934), Volodymyr Zelensky (1978), Andrei Chikatilo (1936), Igor Sikorsky (1889), and Levi Eshkol (1895).

Among POLITICIANS In Ukraine

Among politicians born in Ukraine, Grigory Zinoviev ranks 16Before him are Stanisław Leszczyński (1677), Viktor Yushchenko (1954), Leonid Kuchma (1938), Kliment Voroshilov (1881), Ivan Mazepa (1639), and Moshe Sharett (1894). After him are Leonid Kravchuk (1934), Volodymyr Zelensky (1978), Levi Eshkol (1895), Yulia Tymoshenko (1960), Symon Petliura (1879), and Andrei Zhdanov (1896).