Karl Radek

1885 - 1939

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Karl Berngardovich Radek (Russian: Карл Бернгардович Радек; 31 October 1885 – 19 May 1939) was a Marxist active in the Polish and German social democratic movements before World War I and an international Communist leader in the Soviet Union after the Russian Revolution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Radek has received more than 397,596 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Karl Radek is the 2,040th most popular politician (up from 2,172nd in 2019), the 69th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 81st in 2019) and the 28th 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 2,040 out of 15,710Before him are Yuan Shu, Louis Blanc, Pepin of Italy, Alfonso II of Aragon, Euric, and Jean-Jacques Dessalines. After him are Guillaume de Nogaret, Joseph McCarthy, Astyanax, Nikola IV Zrinski, John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg, and Vittorio Emanuele Orlando.

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Among people born in 1885, Karl Radek ranks 27Before him are D. H. Lawrence, Ernst Bloch, Sabina Spielrein, Yakov Sverdlov, George de Hevesy, and Heinrich Brüning. After him are Luigi Russolo, Erich von Stroheim, Hermann Weyl, Heinrich Hoffmann, Sonia Delaunay, and Tomoyuki Yamashita. Among people deceased in 1939, Karl Radek ranks 14Before him are Joseph Roth, Eugen Bleuler, Werner von Fritsch, Anton Makarenko, Douglas Fairbanks, and Edward Sapir. After him are Philipp Scheidemann, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, Matthias Sindelar, Ferdinand von Lindemann, Anthony Fokker, and Antonio Machado.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Karl Radek ranks 69 out of 913Before him are Boris Shcherbina (1919), Selman Waksman (1888), Nikolai Podgorny (1903), Baal Shem Tov (1700), Andrzej Żuławski (1940), and Ze'ev Jabotinsky (1880). After him are David Oistrakh (1908), Yitzhak Ben-Zvi (1884), Irène Némirovsky (1903), Andrey Yeryomenko (1892), Leonid Kravchuk (1934), and Georges Charpak (1924).

Among POLITICIANS In Ukraine

Among politicians born in Ukraine, Karl Radek ranks 28Before him are Symon Petliura (1879), Fanny Kaplan (1890), Rodion Malinovsky (1898), Yulia Tymoshenko (1960), Boris Shcherbina (1919), and Nikolai Podgorny (1903). After him are Yitzhak Ben-Zvi (1884), Leonid Kravchuk (1934), Daniel of Galicia (1201), Edward Rydz-Śmigły (1886), Sergey Bubka (1963), and Yaropolk I of Kiev (955).