Jozef Tiso

1887 - 1947

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Jozef Gašpar Tiso (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈjɔzef ˈtisɔ], Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈjoʒɛf ˈtiso]; 13 October 1887 – 18 April 1947) was a Slovak politician and Catholic priest who served as president of the First Slovak Republic, a client state of Nazi Germany during World War II, from 1939 to 1945. In 1947, after the war, he was executed for treason in Bratislava. Born in 1887 to Slovak parents in Nagybiccse (today Bytča), then part of Hungary, Austria-Hungary, Tiso studied several languages during his school career, including Hebrew and German. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jozef Tiso has received more than 903,279 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Jozef Tiso is the 890th most popular politician (down from 847th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Slovakia (up from 7th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Slovak Politician.

Jozef Tiso was the leader of the Slovakian Nazi puppet government during World War II.

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Among politicians, Jozef Tiso ranks 890 out of 19,576Before him are Cato the Younger, Anne of Brittany, Yaśodharā, Henry I of England, Frederick VI of Denmark, and Tiberius Gracchus. After him are Cambyses I, Sebastian of Portugal, Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor, Mahfiruz Hatun, János Kádár, and Sukjong of Joseon.

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Among people born in 1887, Jozef Tiso ranks 13Before him are Charles I of Austria, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Padre Pio, Ernst Röhm, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, and Arthur Rubinstein. After him are Bernard Montgomery, Wilhelm Canaris, Juan Gris, Vidkun Quisling, Chūichi Nagumo, and Heitor Villa-Lobos. Among people deceased in 1947, Jozef Tiso ranks 12Before him are Christian X of Denmark, Rudolf Höss, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Aleister Crowley, Kurt Lewin, and George II of Greece. After him are Victor Horta, Raoul Wallenberg, Alfred North Whitehead, Ettore Bugatti, Halford Mackinder, and Anton Denikin.

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In Slovakia

Among people born in Slovakia, Jozef Tiso ranks 5 out of 418Before him are Alexander Dubček (1921), Elizabeth of Hungary (1207), Philipp Lenard (1862), and Gyula Andrássy (1823). After him are Gustáv Husák (1913), Ferenc Szálasi (1897), Francis II Rákóczi (1676), Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778), Rudolf von Laban (1879), Juraj Jánošík (1688), and Robert Fico (1964).

Among POLITICIANS In Slovakia

Among politicians born in Slovakia, Jozef Tiso ranks 3Before him are Alexander Dubček (1921), and Gyula Andrássy (1823). After him are Gustáv Husák (1913), Ferenc Szálasi (1897), Francis II Rákóczi (1676), Rudolf von Laban (1879), Juraj Jánošík (1688), Robert Fico (1964), Béla I of Hungary (1016), Ivan Gašparovič (1941), and Vladimír Mečiar (1942).