Klement Gottwald

1896 - 1953

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Klement Gottwald (Czech pronunciation: [ˈklɛmɛnt ˈɡotvalt]; 23 November 1896 – 14 March 1953) was a Czech communist politician, who was the leader of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia from 1929 until his death in 1953 – titled as general secretary until 1945 and as chairman from 1945 to 1953. He was the first leader of Communist Czechoslovakia from 1948 to 1953. Following the collapse of democratic Czechoslovakia after the Munich Agreement, the right-wing leadership of the Czechoslovak Second Republic banned the Communist Party, forcing Gottwald to emigrate to the Soviet Union in November 1938. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Klement Gottwald has received more than 513,674 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Klement Gottwald is the 1,061st most popular politician (up from 1,086th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 36th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Czech Politician.

Klement Gottwald was the first president of Czechoslovakia. He was most famous for being the first president of Czechoslovakia.

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Among politicians, Klement Gottwald ranks 1,061 out of 19,576Before him are Louis IV of France, Trygve Lie, Chongzhen Emperor, Emperor Yao, Alfonso VI of León and Castile, and As-Saffah. After him are Volodymyr Zelensky, Olaf II of Norway, Maurice, Calvin Coolidge, James I of Aragon, and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

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Among people born in 1896, Klement Gottwald ranks 14Before him are Tristan Tzara, Roman Jakobson, Paula Hitler, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Antonin Artaud, and Trygve Lie. After him are Gerty Cori, Andrei Zhdanov, Leslie Groves, Milena Jesenská, Felix Steiner, and Dziga Vertov. Among people deceased in 1953, Klement Gottwald ranks 10Before him are Edwin Hubble, Lavrentiy Beria, Gerd von Rundstedt, Francis Picabia, Robert Andrews Millikan, and Carol II of Romania. After him are Guccio Gucci, Django Reinhardt, Mary of Teck, Emmerich Kálmán, Hans Fritzsche, and Eugene O'Neill.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Klement Gottwald ranks 38 out of 1,200Before him are Arthur Seyss-Inquart (1892), Hans Kelsen (1881), Leoš Janáček (1854), Ottokar II of Bohemia (1233), Jan Palach (1948), and Miloš Zeman (1944). After him are Karl Kautsky (1854), Emil Zátopek (1922), Max Brod (1884), Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia (907), Bernard Bolzano (1781), and Adolf Loos (1870).

Among POLITICIANS In Czechia

Among politicians born in Czechia, Klement Gottwald ranks 8Before him are Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850), Edvard Beneš (1884), Václav Klaus (1941), Arthur Seyss-Inquart (1892), Ottokar II of Bohemia (1233), and Miloš Zeman (1944). After him are Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (1289), Ludvík Svoboda (1895), Wenceslaus II of Bohemia (1271), Emil Hácha (1872), Karl Renner (1870), and George of Poděbrady (1420).