Mátyás Rákosi

1892 - 1971

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Mátyás Rákosi ([ˈmaːcaːʃ ˈraːkoʃi]; born Mátyás Rosenfeld; 9 March 1892 – 5 February 1971) was a Hungarian communist politician who was the de facto leader of Hungary from 1947 to 1956. He served first as General Secretary of the Hungarian Communist Party (1945–48) and later holding the same post with the Hungarian Working People's Party (1948–56). Rákosi had been involved in left-wing politics since his youth, and in 1919 he was a leading commissar in the short-lived Hungarian Soviet Republic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mátyás Rákosi has received more than 351,386 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Mátyás Rákosi is the 1,680th most popular politician (down from 1,614th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Serbia (up from 24th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Serbian Politician.

Mátyás Rákosi was a Hungarian communist politician who was leader of the Hungarian People's Republic from 1948 to 1956. He is most famous for his repressive policies and his role in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.

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Among politicians, Mátyás Rákosi ranks 1,680 out of 15,710Before him are Axel Oxenstierna, Pleistarchus, Tarja Halonen, Kenan Evren, Mohammed V of Morocco, and Emperor Suizei. After him are Sultan Cem, Maria I of Portugal, Shapur II, Alcide De Gasperi, Ted Kennedy, and Jehu.

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Among people born in 1892, Mátyás Rákosi ranks 30Before him are Ernst Lubitsch, Marina Tsvetaeva, George Paget Thomson, Robert Ritter von Greim, Edward Victor Appleton, and Darius Milhaud. After him are Shirō Ishii, Erhard Milch, Arthur Friedenreich, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Erwin Panofsky, and Stefan Banach. Among people deceased in 1971, Mátyás Rákosi ranks 22Before him are Igor Tamm, Gotthard Heinrici, Giorgos Seferis, Lin Biao, Rudolf Abel, and Paul Karrer. After him are Theodor Svedberg, Donald Winnicott, Franz Stangl, Wendell Meredith Stanley, Arne Tiselius, and Lothar Rendulic.

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Among people born in Serbia, Mátyás Rákosi ranks 23 out of 469Before him are Alexander I of Serbia (1876), Saint Sava (1169), Stjepan Mesić (1934), Constantius III (370), Draža Mihailović (1893), and Karađorđe (1768). After him are Marina Abramović (1946), Josip Jelačić (1801), Stefan Lazarević (1374), Vuk Karadžić (1787), Novak Djokovic (1987), and Maximinus II (270).


Among politicians born in Serbia, Mátyás Rákosi ranks 19Before him are Probus (232), Peter II of Yugoslavia (1923), Alexander I of Serbia (1876), Stjepan Mesić (1934), Constantius III (370), and Karađorđe (1768). After him are Stefan Lazarević (1374), Maximinus II (270), Hostilian (230), Alboin (530), Krum (710), and Quintillus (220).