Ion Gigurtu

1886 - 1959

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Ion Gigurtu (Romanian pronunciation: [iˈon d͡ʒiˈɡurtu]; 24 June 1886 – 24 November 1959) was a far-right Romanian politician, Land Forces officer, engineer and industrialist who served a brief term as Prime Minister from 4 July to 4 September 1940, under the personal regime of King Carol II. A specialist in mining and veteran of both the Second Balkan War and World War I, he made a fortune in interwar Greater Romania. Gigurtu began his career in politics with the People's Party (PP) and the National Agrarian Party, moving closer to the far right during the 1930s, and serving as Minister of Industry and Commerce in the cabinet of Octavian Goga. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ion Gigurtu has received more than 45,132 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Ion Gigurtu is the 10,410th most popular politician (down from 9,542nd in 2019), the 218th most popular biography from Romania (down from 117th in 2019) and the 87th most popular Romanian Politician.

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Among politicians, Ion Gigurtu ranks 10,410 out of 15,710Before him are Sadiq al-Mahdi, Roselyne Bachelot, Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg, Menkheperre, Phraya Manopakorn Nititada, and Achaeus. After him are Isa Mustafa, Phan Văn Khải, David A. Granger, William Tubman, Anaxidamus, and Haji Mohammad Chamkani.

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Among people born in 1886, Ion Gigurtu ranks 145Before him are Constant Permeke, Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Carisbrooke, Roberto María Ortiz, Kid Ory, Kurt Schmitt, and Toivo Mikael Kivimäki. After him are Bertha Krupp, Dimitri Uznadze, Mohammad-Taqi Bahar, Siegfried Sassoon, Alexander Miasnikian, and August Rei. Among people deceased in 1959, Ion Gigurtu ranks 90Before him are Luigi Sturzo, Charles Starkweather, Alfonso Reyes, Felix Jacoby, Ragnar Nurkse, and Alexander Rueb. After him are Boughera El Ouafi, Irving Cummings, Henri Vidal, Johan Bojer, Kazimierz Bein, and Esfir Shub.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Ion Gigurtu ranks 218 out of 572Before him are Barbu Catargiu (1807), Ion G. Duca (1879), Angela Gheorghiu (1965), Adrian Mutu (1979), Endre Kabos (1906), and Aaron Aaronsohn (1876). After him are Sebastian Stan (1982), Adrian Năstase (1950), Sándor Veress (1907), Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu (1952), Magda Frank (1914), and Theodor Aman (1831).

Among POLITICIANS In Romania

Among politicians born in Romania, Ion Gigurtu ranks 87Before him are Patriarch Miron of Romania (1868), Kálmán Tisza (1830), Nicolae Rădescu (1874), Viorica Dăncilă (1963), Barbu Catargiu (1807), and Ion G. Duca (1879). After him are Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu (1952), László Tőkés (1952), Radu Vasile (1942), Barbu Știrbey (1872), Nicolae Bălcescu (1819), and Dimitrie Sturdza (1833).