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 Georgian revolutionary and Soviet political leader who ruled the Soviet Union from 1922 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). Initially governing the country as part of a collective leadership, he consolidated power to become dictator by the 1930s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Stalin has received more than 34,749,494 page views. His biography is available in 182 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 174 in 2019). Joseph Stalin is the 8th most popular politician (down from 6th 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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Among politicians, Joseph Stalin ranks 8 out of 15,710Before him are Julius Caesar, Adolf Hitler, Donald Trump, Louis XIV of France, Augustus, and Thomas Jefferson. After him are Vladimir Lenin, Charlemagne, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Elizabeth I of England, Saladin, and Jimmy Carter.

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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, Franz von Papen, Otto Hahn, Emperor Taishō, Emiliano Zapata, Max von Laue, Owen Willans Richardson, and Alma Mahler. Among people deceased in 1953, Joseph Stalin ranks 1After him are Sergei Prokofiev, Edwin Hubble, Gerd von Rundstedt, Ibn Saud, Robert Andrews Millikan, Lavrentiy Beria, Django Reinhardt, Carol II of Romania, Klement Gottwald, Mary of Teck, and Vladimir Tatlin.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Joseph Stalin ranks 1 out of 292After him are Darius the Great (-550), Aram Khachaturian (1903), Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893), Eduard Shevardnadze (1928), Shota Rustaveli (1172), Lavrentiy Beria (1899), Tamar of Georgia (1166), Tigran Petrosian (1929), Yakov Dzhugashvili (1907), Aleksei Brusilov (1853), and Sergei Parajanov (1924).

Among POLITICIANS In Georgia

Among politicians born in Georgia, Joseph Stalin ranks 1After him are Darius the Great (-550), Eduard Shevardnadze (1928), Lavrentiy Beria (1899), Tamar of Georgia (1166), David IV of Georgia (1073), Zviad Gamsakhurdia (1939), Sergo Ordzhonikidze (1886), Pharnavaz I of Iberia (-326), Sergei Witte (1849), Herbert Backe (1896), and Rusudan of Georgia (1194).