Jānis Čakste

1859 - 1927

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Jānis Kristaps Čakste (14 September 1859 – 14 March 1927) was a Latvian politician and lawyer who served as the first head of an independent Latvian state as the Chairman of the People's Council (1918–1920), the Speaker of the Constitutional Assembly (1920–1922), and as the first President of Latvia (1922–1927). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jānis Čakste has received more than 47,438 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Jānis Čakste is the 6,221st most popular politician (down from 5,762nd in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Latvia (down from 25th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Latvian Politician.

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Among politicians, Jānis Čakste ranks 6,221 out of 15,710Before him are Quintus Caecilius Metellus Celer, Andronikos I of Trebizond, Emanuel Ringelblum, Ida of Lorraine, William of Villehardouin, and Mutnedjmet. After him are Boris Skossyreff, Peter II of Bulgaria, Fernando Lugo, Dragiša Cvetković, Emperor Yōzei, and Jacques Cathelineau.

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Among people born in 1859, Jānis Čakste ranks 42Before him are Peter Altenberg, Takeda Sōkaku, Feng Guozhang, Diana Abgar, Georg Alexander Pick, and Théophile Steinlen. After him are Adolf Hurwitz, Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria, Natalie of Serbia, Prince Oscar Bernadotte, Ravachol, and Thibaw Min. Among people deceased in 1927, Jānis Čakste ranks 38Before him are Li Dazhao, Shote Galica, Sisowath of Cambodia, Oscar Swahn, Lizzie Borden, and Carl David Tolmé Runge. After him are Michael Ancher, Jovan Cvijić, Wilhelm Stenhammar, William, Prince of Hohenzollern, Louise Abbéma, and Vilhelm Thomsen.

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In Latvia

Among people born in Latvia, Jānis Čakste ranks 30 out of 242Before him are Egils Levits (1955), Pauline Therese of Württemberg (1800), Frederick William, Duke of Courland (1692), Philippe Halsman (1906), Mischa Maisky (1948), and Rainis (1865). After him are Wolfgang Lüth (1913), Wilhelm Kettler (1574), Duke Alexander of Württemberg (1804), Jānis K. Bērziņš (1889), Oswald Külpe (1862), and Jukums Vācietis (1873).


Among politicians born in Latvia, Jānis Čakste ranks 12Before him are Ernst Johann von Biron (1690), Guntis Ulmanis (1939), Andris Bērziņš (1944), Egils Levits (1955), Pauline Therese of Württemberg (1800), and Frederick William, Duke of Courland (1692). After him are Wilhelm Kettler (1574), Duke Alexander of Württemberg (1804), Jānis K. Bērziņš (1889), Frederick Casimir Kettler (1650), Laimdota Straujuma (1951), and Valdis Zatlers (1955).