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Leonid Brezhnev

1906 - 1982

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Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev (19 December 1906 – 10 November 1982) was a Soviet politician who served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1964 until his death in 1982, and Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (head of state) from 1960 to 1964 and again from 1977 to 1982. His 18-year term as General Secretary was second only to Joseph Stalin's in duration. Brezhnev was born to a working-class family in Kamenskoye (now Kamianske, Ukraine) within the Yekaterinoslav Governorate of the Russian Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonid Brezhnev has received more than 9,752,916 page views. His biography is available in 112 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 103 in 2019). Leonid Brezhnev is the 93rd most popular politician (down from 89th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Ukraine and the 3rd most popular Ukrainian Politician.

Leonid Brezhnev was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1964 to 1982. He is most famous for his rule as a Soviet leader, and for his role in the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Among politicians, Leonid Brezhnev ranks 93 out of 19,576Before him are Ronald Reagan, Kim Il-sung, Napoleon III, George Washington, Trajan, and Hirohito. After him are Ashoka, Mary II of England, Philip II of Spain, Murad III, Kösem Sultan, and Diocletian.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1906, Leonid Brezhnev ranks 1After him are Adolf Eichmann, Hannah Arendt, Dmitri Shostakovich, Grace Hopper, Samuel Beckett, Puyi, Luchino Visconti, Aristotle Onassis, Kurt Gödel, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, and Albert Hofmann. Among people deceased in 1982, Leonid Brezhnev ranks 3Before him are Huang Xianfan, and Grace Kelly. After him are Ayn Rand, Romy Schneider, Ingrid Bergman, Henry Fonda, Carl Orff, Roman Jakobson, Arthur Rubinstein, Philip K. Dick, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Leonid Brezhnev ranks 3 out of 1,365Before him are Leon Trotsky (1879), and Hurrem Sultan (1502). After him are Golda Meir (1898), Nikolai Gogol (1809), Sergei Prokofiev (1891), Stepan Bandera (1909), John III Sobieski (1629), Kazimir Malevich (1879), Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595), Joseph Conrad (1857), and Hafsa Sultan (1479).

Among POLITICIANS In Ukraine

Among politicians born in Ukraine, Leonid Brezhnev ranks 3Before him are Leon Trotsky (1879), and Hurrem Sultan (1502). After him are Golda Meir (1898), Stepan Bandera (1909), John III Sobieski (1629), Hafsa Sultan (1479), Viktor Yanukovych (1950), Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942), Stanisław Leszczyński (1677), Viktor Yushchenko (1954), and Leonid Kuchma (1938).