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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 between 1964 and 1982 and Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet between 1960 and 1964 and again between 1977 and 1982. His 18-year term as General Secretary was second only to Joseph Stalin's in duration. Brezhnev's tenure as General Secretary remains debated by historians; while his rule was characterised by political stability and significant foreign policy successes, it was also marked by corruption, inefficiency, economic stagnation, and rapidly growing technological gaps with the West. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonid Brezhnev has received more than 7,483,439 page views. His biography is available in 103 different languages on Wikipedia. Leonid Brezhnev is the 91st most popular politician (up from 97th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Ukraine and the 3rd most popular 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 91 out of 15,577Before him are Nicolae Ceaușescu, Kösem Sultan, Francisco Franco, Philip II of Spain, George Washington, and Heinrich Himmler. After him are Louis XV of France, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Henry IV of France, Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Murad IV, and Uthman.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1906, Leonid Brezhnev ranks 1After him are Adolf Eichmann, Hannah Arendt, Dmitri Shostakovich, Puyi, Samuel Beckett, Luchino Visconti, Grace Hopper, Josephine Baker, Aristotle Onassis, Kurt Gödel, and Ilse Koch. Among people deceased in 1982, Leonid Brezhnev ranks 3Before him are Grace Kelly and Huang Xianfan. After him are Ayn Rand, Romy Schneider, Ingrid Bergman, Carl Orff, Arthur Rubinstein, Roman Jakobson, Henry Fonda, Philip K. Dick, and Hans-Ulrich Rudel.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Leonid Brezhnev ranks 3 out of 1,083Before him are Hurrem Sultan (1502) and Leon Trotsky (1879). After him are Nikolai Gogol (1809), Sergei Prokofiev (1891), Viktor Yanukovych (1950), Hafsa Sultan (1479), Stepan Bandera (1909), Ilya Repin (1844), Golda Meir (1898), Kazimir Malevich (1879), and John III Sobieski (1629).

Among POLITICIANS In Ukraine

Among politicians born in Ukraine, Leonid Brezhnev ranks 3Before him are Hurrem Sultan (1502) and Leon Trotsky (1879). After him are Viktor Yanukovych (1950), Hafsa Sultan (1479), Stepan Bandera (1909), Golda Meir (1898), John III Sobieski (1629), Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942), Kliment Voroshilov (1881), Stanisław Leszczyński (1677), and Leonid Kuchma (1938).