Ignacy Jan Paderewski

1860 - 1941

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Ignacy Jan Paderewski (Polish: [iɡˈnatsɨ ˈjan padɛˈrɛfskʲi]; 18 November [O.S. 6 November] 1860 – 29 June 1941) was a Polish pianist and composer who became a spokesman for Polish independence. In 1919, he was the new nation's Prime Minister and foreign minister during which he signed the Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I.A favorite of concert audiences around the world, his musical fame opened access to diplomacy and the media, as possibly did his status as a freemason, and charitable work of his second wife, Helena Paderewska. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ignacy Jan Paderewski has received more than 642,394 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Ignacy Jan Paderewski is the 1,834th most popular politician (up from 1,984th in 2019), the 111th most popular biography from Poland (up from 127th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Polish Politician.

Ignacy Jan Paderewski was a Polish pianist and politician who was most famous for his performance of the Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 40, No. 1 by Frédéric Chopin at the inauguration of the first president of Poland, Gabriel Narutowicz, on October 12, 1922.

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Among politicians, Ignacy Jan Paderewski ranks 1,834 out of 15,710Before him are Prince Maximilian of Baden, Karl Renner, Eric the Victorious, Walther Rathenau, Quintus Sertorius, and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. After him are Hyejong of Goryeo, Brasidas, Jean Parisot de Valette, Ellac, Stefan Lazarević, and King Wu of Zhou.

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Among people born in 1860, Ignacy Jan Paderewski ranks 16Before him are J. M. Barrie, William Jennings Bryan, Herman Hollerith, Willem Einthoven, James Ensor, and Anders Zorn. After him are Hugo Wolf, Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Princess Charlotte of Prussia, René Lalique, and Jane Addams. Among people deceased in 1941, Ignacy Jan Paderewski ranks 21Before him are El Lissitzky, Paul Sabatier, Marina Tsvetaeva, Ioannis Metaxas, Werner Sombart, and Ernst Udet. After him are Frederick Banting, Werner Mölders, Hans Spemann, Edward Rydz-Śmigły, Prajadhipok, and Günther Prien.

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Among people born in Poland, Ignacy Jan Paderewski ranks 111 out of 1,231Before him are Henryk Wieniawski (1835), Kurt Student (1890), Anna Jagiellon (1523), Otto Liman von Sanders (1855), Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), and Fred Zinnemann (1907). After him are Edward Sapir (1884), Angelus Silesius (1624), Karl Hanke (1903), Alfred Döblin (1878), Leopold Kronecker (1823), and Osip Mandelstam (1891).


Among politicians born in Poland, Ignacy Jan Paderewski ranks 24Before him are Horst Köhler (1943), Kurt Daluege (1897), Egon Krenz (1937), Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858), Catherine Jagiellon (1526), and Anna Jagiellon (1523). After him are Karl Hanke (1903), Géza I of Hungary (1040), Maxim Litvinov (1876), Arthur Liebehenschel (1901), Isabella Jagiellon (1519), and Alexander Jagiellon (1461).