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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-born Soviet revolutionary and political leader who led 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). Initially governing the country as part of a collective leadership, he consolidated 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 37,612,126 page views. His biography is available in 186 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 182 in 2019). Joseph Stalin is the 5th most popular politician (up from 8th 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 5 out of 15,577Before him are Napoleon, Adolf Hitler, Julius Caesar, and Louis XIV of France. After him are Cleopatra, Vladimir Lenin, Thomas Jefferson, Augustus, Charlemagne, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and Vladimir Putin.

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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, Franz von Papen, Otto Hahn, 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, Lavrentiy Beria, Carol II of Romania, Robert Andrews Millikan, Klement Gottwald, Mary of Teck, Guccio Gucci, and Django Reinhardt.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Joseph Stalin ranks 1 out of 342After him are Darius the Great (-550), Aram Khachaturian (1903), Eduard Shevardnadze (1928), Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893), Tamar of Georgia (1166), Shota Rustaveli (1172), Halime Sultan (1576), Yakov Dzhugashvili (1907), Nona Gaprindashvili (1941), Pyotr Bagration (1765), and Tigran Petrosian (1929).

Among POLITICIANS In Georgia

Among politicians born in Georgia, Joseph Stalin ranks 1After him are Darius the Great (-550), Eduard Shevardnadze (1928), Tamar of Georgia (1166), Halime Sultan (1576), David IV of Georgia (1073), Zviad Gamsakhurdia (1939), Mikheil Saakashvili (1967), Sergo Ordzhonikidze (1886), Pharnavaz I of Iberia (-326), Sergei Witte (1849), and Herbert Backe (1896).