Ion Antonescu

1882 - 1946

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Ion Antonescu (; Romanian: [i'on antoˈnesku] (listen); 14 June [O.S. 2 June] 1882 – 1 June 1946) was a Romanian military officer and marshal who presided over two successive wartime dictatorships as Prime Minister and Conducător during most of World War II. 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. During the late 1930s, his political stance brought him into conflict with King Carol II and led to his detainment. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ion Antonescu has received more than 1,289,478 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Ion Antonescu is the 598th most popular politician (down from 529th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Romania and the 6th most popular Romanian Politician.

Antonescu was a Romanian military officer who served as the country's Prime Minister and Conducător during World War II. He presided over Romania's transition from a democracy to a dictatorship and was responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of Jews, Roma, and other Romanian civilians.

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Among politicians, Ion Antonescu ranks 598 out of 15,710Before him are Philip the Arab, Alija Izetbegović, Philip the Good, Eduard Shevardnadze, Leo III the Isaurian, and Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. After him are Frederick William IV of Prussia, Władysław IV Vasa, Christian IX of Denmark, Gustav III of Sweden, Smenkhkare, and Michael VIII Palaiologos.

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

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Ion Antonescu ranks 10 out of 572Before him are Matthias Corvinus (1443), Eugène Ionesco (1909), Alaric I (376), Stephen Báthory (1533), Tristan Tzara (1896), and John Hunyadi (1407). After him are Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Mircea Eliade (1907), Johnny Weissmuller (1904), Michael I of Romania (1921), Béla IV of Hungary (1206), 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), Stephen Báthory (1533), and John Hunyadi (1407). After him are Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Michael I of Romania (1921), Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Béla Kun (1886), Vlad II Dracul (1395), and Carol II of Romania (1893).