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. 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 887,377 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Kato Svanidze is the 4,528th most popular politician (down from 4,360th in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Georgia (down from 29th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Georgian Politician.

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Among politicians, Kato Svanidze ranks 4,528 out of 15,710Before her are Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie, Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland, Li Zongren, Philip, Duke of Orléans, and Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. After her are Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom, Theron of Acragas, Konstantin Dejanović, Juan Negrín, Zoran Milanović, and Halime Sultan.

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Among people born in 1885, Kato Svanidze ranks 54Before her are Giacomo Matteotti, Tamara Karsavina, George Minot, Velimir Khlebnikov, Clementine Churchill, and Aristides de Sousa Mendes. After her are Egon Kisch, Per Albin Hansson, Sacha Guitry, Theda Bara, Viktor Schauberger, and Bess Truman. Among people deceased in 1907, Kato Svanidze ranks 24Before her are Princess Clémentine of Orléans, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Jean Casimir-Perier, William Henry Perkin, Qiu Jin, and Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden. After her are Léo Taxil, Henry Steel Olcott, Ilia Chavchavadze, Carola of Vasa, Stanisław Wyspiański, and William Le Baron Jenney.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Kato Svanidze ranks 31 out of 292Before her are Nicholas Marr (1864), Nariman Narimanov (1870), Vakhtang I of Iberia (440), Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia (1866), Murad Bey (1750), and Besarion Jughashvili (1850). After her are Stepan Shaumian (1878), Rashid Behbudov (1915), Otar Iosseliani (1934), Bagrat III of Georgia (960), Mikheil Saakashvili (1967), and Ilia Chavchavadze (1837).

Among POLITICIANS In Georgia

Among politicians born in Georgia, Kato Svanidze ranks 17Before her are Herbert Backe (1896), Rusudan of Georgia (1194), Nariman Narimanov (1870), Vakhtang I of Iberia (440), Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia (1866), and Murad Bey (1750). After her are Stepan Shaumian (1878), Bagrat III of Georgia (960), Mikheil Saakashvili (1967), George III of Georgia (1200), Bezmiâlem Sultan (1807), and Heraclius II of Georgia (1720).