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Maxim Litvinov

1876 - 1951

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Maxim Maximovich Litvinov (Russian pronunciation: [mɐkˈsʲim mɐkˈsʲiməvʲɪtɕ lʲɪˈtvʲinəf]; born Meir Henoch Wallach; 17 July 1876 – 31 December 1951) was a Russian revolutionary and prominent Soviet statesman and diplomat who served as People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs from 1930 to 1939. Litvinov was an advocate for diplomatic agreements leading to disarmament, and was influential in making the Soviet Union a party to the 1928 Kellogg–Briand Pact. He was also responsible for the 1929 Litvinov Protocol, a multilateral agreement to implement the Kellogg-Briand Pact between the Soviet Union and several neighboring states. In 1930, Litvinov was appointed People's Commissar of Foreign Affairs, the highest diplomatic position in the USSR. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maxim Litvinov has received more than 483,459 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Maxim Litvinov is the 2,528th most popular politician (down from 2,160th in 2019), the 143rd most popular biography from Poland (down from 125th in 2019) and the 36th most popular Polish Politician.

Maxim Litvinov was a Soviet diplomat who was most famous for his role in negotiating the Treaty of Non-Aggression between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.

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Among politicians, Maxim Litvinov ranks 2,528 out of 15,577Before him are Admetus, Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, Maximilian III, Archduke of Austria, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, Bilgä Qaǧan, and Frederick Augustus II of Saxony. After him are Christopher II of Denmark, Catherine of Braganza, Kim Koo, Alp-Tegin, Wang Zhaojun, and Lamoral, Count of Egmont.

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Among people born in 1876, Maxim Litvinov ranks 23Before him are Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium, Adolf Windaus, Otto Diels, Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia, Róbert Bárány, and Elsa Einstein. After him are Kim Koo, Hermann Müller, John Macleod, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Dragutin Dimitrijević, and Wilhelm Cuno. Among people deceased in 1951, Maxim Litvinov ranks 16Before him are René Guénon, Otto Fritz Meyerhof, Hermann Broch, Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland, August Horch, and Otto Ohlendorf. After him are Alfred Hugenberg, Sinclair Lewis, Paul Blobel, Amélie of Orléans, Oswald Pohl, and Zaifeng, Prince Chun.

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Among people born in Poland, Maxim Litvinov ranks 143 out of 1,454Before him are Władysław I the Elbow-high (1260), Donald Tusk (1957), Jerzy Grotowski (1933), Antoni Grabowski (1857), Samuel Reshevsky (1911), and Isabella Jagiellon (1519). After him are Władysław Gomułka (1905), Erich Mendelsohn (1887), Casimir Funk (1884), Daniel Libeskind (1946), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), and Johann Gustav Droysen (1808).


Among politicians born in Poland, Maxim Litvinov ranks 36Before him are Jarosław Kaczyński (1949), Géza I of Hungary (1040), Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg (1767), Władysław I the Elbow-high (1260), Donald Tusk (1957), and Isabella Jagiellon (1519). After him are Władysław Gomułka (1905), Alexandre Colonna-Walewski (1810), Georg Michaelis (1857), Bolesław III Wrymouth (1086), Władysław Anders (1892), and Carl Friedrich Goerdeler (1884).