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Klement Gottwald

1896 - 1953

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Klement Gottwald (Czech pronunciation: [ˈklɛmɛnd ˈɡodvalt]; 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.After the banning of the Communist Party, Gottwald emigrated to the Soviet Union in November 1938. In 1943, Gottwald agreed with representatives of the Czechoslovak-government-in-exile located in London, along with President Edvard Beneš, to unify domestic and foreign anti-fascist resistance and form the National Front. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Klement Gottwald has received more than 459,073 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia. Klement Gottwald is the 1,095th most popular politician (up from 1,112th in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Czechia (up from 39th in 2019) and the 7th 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 1,095 out of 15,577Before him are John III of Portugal, Basil I, Scipio Aemilianus, Jerry Brown, Theodoric the Great, and Sunjo of Joseon. After him are Hassan Rouhani, Afonso V of Portugal, Constans II, Jalal Talabani, Charles XV of Sweden, and Isaac II Angelos.

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Among people born in 1896, Klement Gottwald ranks 14Before him are Tristan Tzara, Roman Jakobson, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Antonin Artaud, Eugenio Montale, and Trygve Lie. After him are Andrei Zhdanov, Paula Hitler, Gerty Cori, Oswald Mosley, Felix Steiner, and Milena Jesenská. Among people deceased in 1953, Klement Gottwald ranks 9Before him are Edwin Hubble, Gerd von Rundstedt, Ibn Saud, Lavrentiy Beria, Carol II of Romania, and Robert Andrews Millikan. After him are Mary of Teck, Guccio Gucci, Django Reinhardt, Hans Fritzsche, Vladimir Tatlin, and Emmerich Kálmán.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Klement Gottwald ranks 36 out of 973Before him are Jan Žižka (1360), Jaroslav Hašek (1883), Leoš Janáček (1854), Adolf Loos (1870), Karl Kautsky (1854), and Ottokar II of Bohemia (1233). After him are Max Brod (1884), Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia (907), Jan Palach (1948), Emil Zátopek (1922), Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (1289), and Madeleine Albright (1937).

Among POLITICIANS In Czechia

Among politicians born in Czechia, Klement Gottwald ranks 7Before him are Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1316), Arthur Seyss-Inquart (1892), Miloš Zeman (1944), Edvard Beneš (1884), Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850), and Ottokar II of Bohemia (1233). After him are Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (1289), Wenceslaus II of Bohemia (1271), Emil Hácha (1872), Václav Klaus (1941), Marie, Princess of Liechtenstein (1940), and Karl Renner (1870).