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 697,404 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia. Ignacy Jan Paderewski is the 2,191st most popular politician (down from 1,831st in 2019), the 124th most popular biography from Poland (down from 111th in 2019) and the 28th most popular 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 2,191 out of 15,577Before him are Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, Michael Collins, Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland, Charles Martel of Anjou, Peter, King of Hungary, and Robert, King of Naples. After him are Alfonso III of Asturias, Bill de Blasio, Haakon the Good, Antanas Smetona, Tianqi Emperor, and Mara Branković.

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Among people born in 1860, Ignacy Jan Paderewski ranks 20Before him are Niels Ryberg Finsen, J. M. Barrie, Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Jane Addams, Anders Zorn, and Paul Gottlieb Nipkow. After him are René Lalique, Hugo Wolf, Princess Charlotte of Prussia, John J. Pershing, William Kemmler, and Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia. Among people deceased in 1941, Ignacy Jan Paderewski ranks 24Before him are El Lissitzky, Marina Tsvetaeva, Hans Spemann, Ernst Udet, Werner Mölders, and Werner Sombart. After him are Edward Rydz-Śmigły, Sherwood Anderson, Henri Lebesgue, Prajadhipok, Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli, and Günther Prien.

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Among people born in Poland, Ignacy Jan Paderewski ranks 124 out of 1,454Before him are Mieszko I of Poland (940), Rochus Misch (1917), Alexander Jagiellon (1461), Clara Immerwahr (1870), Otto Liman von Sanders (1855), and Władysław Sikorski (1881). After him are Arthur Liebehenschel (1901), Solomon Asch (1907), Witold Gombrowicz (1904), Helena Rubinstein (1872), Witold Lutosławski (1913), and Adolph Menzel (1815).


Among politicians born in Poland, Ignacy Jan Paderewski ranks 28Before him are Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858), Marie Walewska (1786), Kurt Daluege (1897), Karl Hanke (1903), Mieszko I of Poland (940), and Alexander Jagiellon (1461). After him are Arthur Liebehenschel (1901), Jarosław Kaczyński (1949), Géza I of Hungary (1040), Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg (1767), Władysław I the Elbow-high (1260), and Donald Tusk (1957).