Kato Svanidze

1885 - 1907

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Ekaterine "Kato" Svanidze (2 April 1885 – 22 November 1907) was the first wife of Joseph Stalin and the mother of his eldest son, Yakov Dzhugashvili. Born in Racha, in western Georgia, Svanidze eventually moved to Tiflis with her two sisters and brother, and worked as a seamstress. Her brother Alexander was a confidant of Stalin, then still known by his birth name of Ioseb Jughashvili, and introduced him to Svanidze in 1905. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kato Svanidze has received more than 1,346,221 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Kato Svanidze is the 3,125th most popular politician (up from 3,585th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Georgia (up from 29th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Georgian Politician.

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Among politicians, Kato Svanidze ranks 3,125 out of 19,576Before her are Sophonisba, Hisham II, Maria Anna of Spain, Diosdado Macapagal, Claude Louis Hector de Villars, and Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar. After her are Stefan the First-Crowned, U of Goryeo, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg, Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen, and Emilio Aguinaldo.

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Among people born in 1885, Kato Svanidze ranks 38Before her are Sinclair Lewis, Hugo Boss, Hermann Weyl, Erich von Stroheim, Hugo Sperrle, and Luigi Russolo. After her are Tomoyuki Yamashita, Giacomo Matteotti, Eduard Künneke, Nikolaus von Falkenhorst, Tamara Karsavina, and Will Durant. Among people deceased in 1907, Kato Svanidze ranks 18Before her are Pierre Janssen, Robert I, Duke of Parma, Asaph Hall, Joseph Joachim, Jean Casimir-Perier, and Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar. After her are Princess Clémentine of Orléans, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Marcellin Berthelot, Ilia Chavchavadze, Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden, and Léo Taxil.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Kato Svanidze ranks 25 out of 406Before her are Mikheil Saakashvili (1967), Sergei Witte (1849), Rusudan of Georgia (1194), Otar Iosseliani (1934), Pharnavaz I of Iberia (-326), and Giya Kancheli (1935). After her are Herbert Backe (1896), Keke Geladze (1858), Bagrat III of Georgia (960), Victor Ambartsumian (1908), Vakhtang I of Iberia (440), and Nicholas Marr (1864).

Among POLITICIANS In Georgia

Among politicians born in Georgia, Kato Svanidze ranks 13Before her are David IV of Georgia (1073), Sergo Ordzhonikidze (1886), Mikheil Saakashvili (1967), Sergei Witte (1849), Rusudan of Georgia (1194), and Pharnavaz I of Iberia (-326). After her are Herbert Backe (1896), Bagrat III of Georgia (960), Vakhtang I of Iberia (440), Stepan Shaumian (1878), Heraclius II of Georgia (1720), and Murad Bey (1750).