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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 1,561,781 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Ion Antonescu is the 684th most popular politician (down from 598th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Romania (down from 10th in 2019) and the 7th 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 684 out of 15,577Before him are Vytautas, Irene of Athens, Arnulf of Carinthia, Hong Taiji, Michael VIII Palaiologos, and Maxentius. After him are Franjo Tuđman, Afonso I of Portugal, Augustus III of Poland, Nebuchadnezzar I, Gwangjong of Goryeo, and Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury.

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Among people born in 1882, Ion Antonescu ranks 13Before him are Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Sigrid Undset, Lili Elbe, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Georgi Dimitrov, and Max Born. After him are Emmy Noether, Günther von Kluge, Melanie Klein, Kurt von Schleicher, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, and Umberto Boccioni. Among people deceased in 1946, Ion Antonescu ranks 12Before him are Alfred Rosenberg, Alfred Jodl, John Logie Baird, Hans Frank, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, and Arthur Seyss-Inquart. After him are Mikhail Kalinin, Wilhelm Frick, Julius Streicher, Alexander Alekhine, Gerhart Hauptmann, and Werner von Blomberg.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Ion Antonescu ranks 12 out of 665Before him are John Hunyadi (1407), Stephen Báthory (1533), Emil Cioran (1911), Tristan Tzara (1896), Elena Ceaușescu (1916), and Michael I of Romania (1921). After him are Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Mircea Eliade (1907), Carol II of Romania (1893), Vlad II Dracul (1395), Johnny Weissmuller (1904), and Béla Kun (1886).

Among POLITICIANS In Romania

Among politicians born in Romania, Ion Antonescu ranks 7Before him are Nicolae Ceaușescu (1918), Alaric I (376), John Hunyadi (1407), Stephen Báthory (1533), Elena Ceaușescu (1916), and Michael I of Romania (1921). After him are Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Carol II of Romania (1893), Vlad II Dracul (1395), Béla Kun (1886), Stephen III of Moldavia (1433), and Ion Iliescu (1930).