Lavrentiy Beria

1899 - 1953

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Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria (; Russian: Лавре́нтий Па́влович Бе́рия, tr. Lavréntiy Pávlovich Bériya, IPA: [ˈbʲerʲiə]; Georgian: ლავრენტი ბერია, romanized: lavrent'i beria, IPA: [bɛriɑ]; 29 March [O.S. 17 March] 1899 – 23 December 1953) was a Georgian Bolshevik and Soviet politician, Marshal of the Soviet Union and state security administrator, chief of the Soviet security, and chief of the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs (NKVD) under Joseph Stalin during World War II, and promoted to deputy premier under Stalin from 1941. He later officially joined the Politburo in 1946. Beria was the longest-lived and most influential of Stalin's secret police chiefs, wielding his most substantial influence during and after World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lavrentiy Beria has received more than 6,251,743 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Lavrentiy Beria is the 775th most popular politician (down from 459th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Georgia (down from 4th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Georgian Politician.

Lavrentiy Beria was most famous for his involvement in the Soviet Union's nuclear weapons program.

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Among politicians, Lavrentiy Beria ranks 775 out of 15,710Before him are Isabella II of Spain, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, François Hollande, Trygve Lie, Alexander Kerensky, and Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Walter Ulbricht, Justin I, Harald Bluetooth, Simon of Cyrene, Petronius Maximus, and Chaim Weizmann.

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Among people born in 1899, Lavrentiy Beria ranks 11Before him are Jorge Luis Borges, Vladimir Nabokov, Friedrich Hayek, Frederick IX of Denmark, Yasunari Kawabata, and Humphrey Bogart. After him are Fred Astaire, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, Francis Poulenc, László Bíró, Duke Ellington, and Erich Kästner. Among people deceased in 1953, Lavrentiy Beria ranks 7Before him are Joseph Stalin, Sergei Prokofiev, Edwin Hubble, Gerd von Rundstedt, Ibn Saud, and Robert Andrews Millikan. After him are Django Reinhardt, Carol II of Romania, Klement Gottwald, Mary of Teck, Vladimir Tatlin, and Francis Picabia.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Lavrentiy Beria ranks 7 out of 292Before him are Joseph Stalin (1879), Darius the Great (-550), Aram Khachaturian (1903), Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893), Eduard Shevardnadze (1928), and Shota Rustaveli (1172). After him are Tamar of Georgia (1166), Tigran Petrosian (1929), Yakov Dzhugashvili (1907), Aleksei Brusilov (1853), Sergei Parajanov (1924), and David IV of Georgia (1073).

Among POLITICIANS In Georgia

Among politicians born in Georgia, Lavrentiy Beria ranks 4Before him are Joseph Stalin (1879), Darius the Great (-550), and Eduard Shevardnadze (1928). After him are Tamar of Georgia (1166), David IV of Georgia (1073), Zviad Gamsakhurdia (1939), Sergo Ordzhonikidze (1886), Pharnavaz I of Iberia (-326), Sergei Witte (1849), Herbert Backe (1896), and Rusudan of Georgia (1194).