Karl Radek

1885 - 1939

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Karl Berngardovich Radek (Russian: Карл Бернгардович Радек; 31 October 1885 – 19 May 1939) was a revolutionary and writer active in the Polish and German social democratic movements before World War I and a Communist International leader in the Soviet Union after the Russian Revolution. Radek was born to a Jewish family in Lemberg, Austria-Hungary. He joined the Social Democracy of the Kingdom of Poland and Lithuania and took part in the 1905 Russian Revolution in Congress Poland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Radek has received more than 648,714 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Karl Radek is the 2,158th most popular politician (up from 2,214th in 2019), the 89th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 78th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular Ukrainian Politician.

Karl Radek was a communist activist and journalist who advocated for the overthrow of capitalism and the establishment of a socialist state. He was a member of the German Communist Party and the Communist International.

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Among politicians, Karl Radek ranks 2,158 out of 19,576Before him are Kara Ahmed Pasha, Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Eugène Edine Pottier, Louise of Orléans, John, Prince of Asturias, and King Zhaoxiang of Qin. After him are Mikhail Suslov, Solomon, King of Hungary, Sporus, Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Cyril Ramaphosa, and Thaksin Shinawatra.

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Among people born in 1885, Karl Radek ranks 27Before him are George de Hevesy, Sonia Delaunay, Vladimir Tatlin, Yakov Sverdlov, D. H. Lawrence, and Heinrich Brüning. After him are George Minot, Sabina Spielrein, Alexander Löhr, Heinrich Hoffmann, Sinclair Lewis, and Hugo Boss. Among people deceased in 1939, Karl Radek ranks 13Before him are Eugen Bleuler, W. B. Yeats, James Naismith, Werner von Fritsch, Philipp Scheidemann, and Anton Makarenko. After him are Matthias Sindelar, Douglas Fairbanks, Edward Sapir, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, Antonio Machado, and Louis Wain.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Karl Radek ranks 89 out of 1,365Before him are Andrey Yeryomenko (1892), Josaphat Kuntsevych (1580), Nikolai Podgorny (1903), Bruno Schulz (1892), Anton Makarenko (1888), and Andrzej Żuławski (1940). After him are Clarice Lispector (1920), Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860), Oleg Blokhin (1952), Ivan Franko (1856), Irène Némirovsky (1903), and Trofim Lysenko (1898).

Among POLITICIANS In Ukraine

Among politicians born in Ukraine, Karl Radek ranks 33Before him are Rodion Malinovsky (1898), Daniel of Galicia (1201), Sergey Bubka (1963), Yuri Dolgorukiy (1095), Andrey Vyshinsky (1883), and Nikolai Podgorny (1903). After him are Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860), Edward Rydz-Śmigły (1886), Yevgeny Primakov (1929), Vsevolod I of Kiev (1030), Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki (1640), and Boris Shcherbina (1919).