Ion Antonescu

1882 - 1946

Ion Antonescu

Ion Antonescu (; Romanian: [jon antoˈnesku] (listen); June 14 [O.S. June 2] 1882 – June 1, 1946) was a Romanian soldier who presided over two successive wartime dictatorships as the Prime Minister during most of World War II. After the war, he was executed. A Romanian Army career officer who made his name during the 1907 peasants' revolt and the World War I Romanian Campaign, the antisemitic Antonescu sympathized with the far right and fascist National Christian and Iron Guard groups for much of the interwar period. He was a military attaché to France and later Chief of the General Staff, briefly serving as Defense Minister in the National Christian cabinet of Octavian Goga as well as the subsequent First Cristea cabinet, in which he also served as Air and Marine Minister. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ion Antonescu has received more than 975,536 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 534th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Ion Antonescu ranks 530 out of 14,801Before him are Eduard Shevardnadze, Abdulmejid II, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Leopold II of Belgium, Pertinax, and Christian IV of Denmark. After him are Philip V of France, Alija Izetbegović, Gustaf V of Sweden, Modu Chanyu, Sargon of Akkad, and Anna of Russia.

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Among people born in 1882, Ion Antonescu ranks 10Before him are Virginia Woolf, Wilhelm Keitel, Georges Braque, Sigrid Undset, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, and Lili Elbe. After him are Georgi Dimitrov, Max Born, Günther von Kluge, Emmy Noether, Kurt von Schleicher, and Wilhelm, German Crown Prince. Among people deceased in 1946, Ion Antonescu ranks 9Before him are Wilhelm Keitel, Joachim von Ribbentrop, H. G. Wells, Alfred Rosenberg, Alfred Jodl, and Ernst Kaltenbrunner. After him are John Logie Baird, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Hans Frank, Mikhail Kalinin, Wilhelm Frick, and Alexander Alekhine.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Ion Antonescu ranks 10 out of 421Before him are Alaric I (376), Béla Bartók (1881), John Hunyadi (1407), Eugène Ionesco (1909), Stephen Báthory (1533), and Tristan Tzara (1896). After him are Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Mircea Eliade (1907), Vlad II Dracul (1395), Johnny Weissmuller (1904), Michael I of Romania (1921), and Béla Kun (1886).

Among POLITICIANS In Romania

Among politicians born in Romania, Ion Antonescu ranks 6Before him are Nicolae Ceaușescu (1918), Matthias Corvinus (1443), Alaric I (376), John Hunyadi (1407), and Stephen Báthory (1533). After him are Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Vlad II Dracul (1395), Michael I of Romania (1921), Béla Kun (1886), Carol II of Romania (1893), and Ion Iliescu (1930).

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