Konstantin Chernenko

1911 - 1985

Konstantin Chernenko

Konstantin Ustinovich Chernenko ( cher-NENK-oh; Russian: Константин Устинович Черненко, IPA: [kənstɐnʲˈtʲin ʊsʲˈtʲinəvʲɪtɕ tɕɪrˈnʲenkə]; 24 September 1911 – 10 March 1985) was a Soviet politician and the fifth General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. He led the Soviet Union from 13 February 1984 until his death on 10 March 1985. Born to a poor family from Siberia, Chernenko joined the Komsomol (the Communist Party's youth league) in 1929 and became a full member of the party in 1931. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Konstantin Chernenko has received more than 2,132,573 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 273rd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Konstantin Chernenko ranks 270 out of 14,801Before him are Philippe Pétain, Godfrey of Bouillon, Hugh Capet, Ahmed II, Ashurbanipal, and Alexander II of Russia. After him are Joachim von Ribbentrop, Theodoric the Great, Cleisthenes, Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, Elizabeth of Russia, and Sulla.

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Among people born in 1911, Konstantin Chernenko ranks 3Before him are Ronald Reagan and Josef Mengele. After him are Baba Vanga, Georges Pompidou, Juan Manuel Fangio, Naguib Mahfouz, Emil Cioran, William Golding, Władysław Szpilman, Võ Nguyên Giáp, and Nino Rota. Among people deceased in 1985, Konstantin Chernenko ranks 4Before him are Marc Chagall, Yul Brynner, and Enver Hoxha. After him are Heinrich Böll, Orson Welles, Fernand Braudel, Carl Schmitt, Italo Calvino, Charles Francis Richter, Dian Fossey, and Rock Hudson.

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Among people born in Russia, Konstantin Chernenko ranks 43 out of 2,050Before him are Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844), Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (1901), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), Georgy Zhukov (1896), Modest Mussorgsky (1839), and Alexander II of Russia (1818). After him are Elizabeth of Russia (1709), David Hilbert (1862), Vyacheslav Molotov (1890), Paul I of Russia (1754), E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), and Mikhail Kalashnikov (1919).


Among politicians born in Russia, Konstantin Chernenko ranks 16Before him are Alexander I of Russia (1777), Yuri Andropov (1914), Alexander III of Russia (1845), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), Georgy Zhukov (1896), and Alexander II of Russia (1818). After him are Elizabeth of Russia (1709), Vyacheslav Molotov (1890), Paul I of Russia (1754), Frederick I of Prussia (1657), Boris Godunov (1552), and Anna of Russia (1693).

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