Konstantin Päts

1874 - 1956

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Konstantin Päts (Estonian pronunciation: [ˈkons.tɑnʲ.tin ˈpætʲs]; 23 February [O.S. 11 February] 1874 – 18 January 1956) was the most influential politician of interwar Estonia, and served five times as the country's head of government. He was one of the first Estonians to become active in politics and started an almost 40-year political rivalry with Jaan Tõnisson, first through journalism with his newspaper Teataja, later through politics. He was condemned to death during the 1905 Revolution, but managed to flee first to Switzerland, then to Finland, where he continued his literary work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Konstantin Päts has received more than 235,175 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Konstantin Päts is the 2,068th most popular politician (up from 2,470th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Estonia (up from 9th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Estonian Politician.

Konstantin Päts was the president of Estonia from 1938 to 1940. He is most famous for his authoritarian rule and for being a leader of the Estonian independence movement.

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Among politicians, Konstantin Päts ranks 2,068 out of 15,710Before him are Ismail II, Hermann Müller, Krum, Frederick III of Sicily, Nicos Anastasiades, and Nadab of Israel. After him are Ambiorix, Géza II of Hungary, Amel-Marduk, Sverre of Norway, Emperor Hui of Han, and Archduchess Maria Josepha of Austria.

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Among people born in 1874, Konstantin Päts ranks 28Before him are Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Nikolai Berdyaev, Nicholas Roerich, Ernest Shackleton, Karl Kraus, and Gustav Holst. After him are Inessa Armand, August Krogh, Antanas Smetona, Reinhold Glière, Vsevolod Meyerhold, and Abbas II of Egypt. Among people deceased in 1956, Konstantin Päts ranks 16Before him are Frederick Soddy, Alfred Kinsey, Alexander Rodchenko, Robert Walser, Lucien Febvre, and Bela Lugosi. After him are Juho Kusti Paasikivi, Kenji Mizoguchi, Risto Ryti, Émile Borel, A. A. Milne, and Reinhold Glière.

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Konstantin Päts ranks 7 out of 276Before him are Catherine I of Russia (1684), Alfred Rosenberg (1893), Arvo Pärt (1935), Emil Lenz (1804), Karl Ernst von Baer (1792), and Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (1778). After him are Wolfgang Köhler (1887), Louis Kahn (1901), Lennart Meri (1929), Paul Keres (1916), Arnold Rüütel (1928), and Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow (1929).

Among POLITICIANS In Estonia

Among politicians born in Estonia, Konstantin Päts ranks 3Before him are Catherine I of Russia (1684) and Alfred Rosenberg (1893). After him are Lennart Meri (1929), Arnold Rüütel (1928), Jacob De la Gardie (1583), Felix Kersten (1898), Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie (1622), Neeme Järvi (1937), Kersti Kaljulaid (1969), Alexander Gorchakov (1798), and Bernhard Schmidt (1879).