Joseph Stalin

1879 - 1953

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Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (born Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili; 18 December [O.S. 6 December] 1878 – 5 March 1953) was a Soviet revolutionary and politician who was the longest-serving leader of the Soviet Union from 1924 until his death in 1953. He held power as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922–1952) and Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union (1941–1953). Stalin initially governed the country as part of a collective leadership before consolidating power to become a dictator by the 1930s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Stalin has received more than 43,486,091 page views. His biography is available in 194 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 186 in 2019). Joseph Stalin is the 8th most popular politician (down from 5th in 2019), the most popular biography from Georgia and the most popular Georgian Politician.

Joseph Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. He is most famous for his role in leading the country during World War II and for his ruthless leadership style.

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Over the past year Joseph Stalin has had the most page views in the with 5,014,283 views, followed by Russian (2,997,347), and Spanish (918,818). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Low Saxon (27,300.00%), (733.05%), and Karakalpak (379.89%)


Among politicians, Joseph Stalin ranks 8 out of 19,576Before him are Adolf Hitler, Charlemagne, Donald Trump, Julius Caesar, Louis XIV of France, and Suleiman the Magnificent. After him are Thomas Jefferson, Saladin, Vladimir Lenin, Jimmy Carter, Augustus, and Richard Nixon.

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Among people born in 1879, Joseph Stalin ranks 2Before him is Albert Einstein. After him are Leon Trotsky, Paul Klee, Kazimir Malevich, Emperor Taishō, Max von Laue, Otto Hahn, Franz von Papen, Francis Picabia, Emiliano Zapata, and Alma Mahler. Among people deceased in 1953, Joseph Stalin ranks 1After him are Sergei Prokofiev, Ibn Saud, Edwin Hubble, Lavrentiy Beria, Gerd von Rundstedt, Francis Picabia, Robert Andrews Millikan, Carol II of Romania, Klement Gottwald, Guccio Gucci, and Django Reinhardt.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Joseph Stalin ranks 1 out of 406After him are Attila (406), Darius the Great (-550), Aram Khachaturian (1903), Eduard Shevardnadze (1928), Shota Rustaveli (1172), Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893), Tamar of Georgia (1166), Yakov Dzhugashvili (1907), Tigran Petrosian (1929), Zviad Gamsakhurdia (1939), and Sergei Parajanov (1924).

Among POLITICIANS In Georgia

Among politicians born in Georgia, Joseph Stalin ranks 1After him are Attila (406), Darius the Great (-550), Eduard Shevardnadze (1928), Tamar of Georgia (1166), Zviad Gamsakhurdia (1939), David IV of Georgia (1073), Sergo Ordzhonikidze (1886), Mikheil Saakashvili (1967), Sergei Witte (1849), Rusudan of Georgia (1194), and Pharnavaz I of Iberia (-326).