Mehmet Shehu

1913 - 1981

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Mehmet Ismail Shehu (January 10, 1913 – December 17, 1981) was an Albanian communist politician who served as the 23rd Prime Minister of Albania from 1954 to 1981. As an acknowledged military tactician, without whose leadership the communist partisans may well have failed in their battle to win Albania for the Marxist-Leninist cause, Shehu exhibited an ideological understanding and work ethic that singled him out for rapid promotion in the communist party. Mehmet Shehu shared power with Enver Hoxha from the end of the Second World War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mehmet Shehu has received more than 165,897 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Mehmet Shehu is the 2,883rd most popular politician (up from 2,912th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Albania (down from 10th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Albanian Politician.

Mehmet Shehu was a communist leader in Albania and a close friend of the country's dictator, Enver Hoxha. He was executed in 1981 for allegedly plotting to overthrow Hoxha.

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Among politicians, Mehmet Shehu ranks 2,883 out of 15,710Before him are Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria, Frederick II, Duke of Austria, Guy III of Spoleto, Maurice, Elector of Saxony, Wilhelm Liebknecht, and Artaxias I. After him are Radu cel Frumos, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Albert V, Duke of Bavaria, Emperor Yuan of Han, Dīpankara Buddha, and Olympia Mancini, Countess of Soissons.

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Among people born in 1913, Mehmet Shehu ranks 41Before him are Silvio Piola, Artur Axmann, Roger Wolcott Sperry, Willis Lamb, René Clément, and Wolfgang Paul. After him are Muddy Waters, Masanobu Fukuoka, Charles Trenet, Aimé Césaire, Irwin Shaw, and Peter Cushing. Among people deceased in 1981, Mehmet Shehu ranks 26Before him are Omar Bradley, William Saroyan, Odd Hassel, Hideki Yukawa, Joseph Murphy, and Karl Böhm. After him are Zarah Leander, Georges Brassens, Bill Haley, Eugenio Montale, Abel Gance, and David Wechsler.

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In Albania

Among people born in Albania, Mehmet Shehu ranks 14 out of 83Before him are Ismail Kadare (1936), Sali Berisha (1944), Koca Sinan Pasha (1520), Lütfi Pasha (1488), Köprülü Mehmed Pasha (1580), and Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani (1914). After him are Ismail Qemali (1844), Ayas Mehmed Pasha (1483), Alfred Moisiu (1929), Essad Pasha Toptani (1863), Lekë Dukagjini (1410), and Sami Frashëri (1850).

Among POLITICIANS In Albania

Among politicians born in Albania, Mehmet Shehu ranks 12Before him are Zog I of Albania (1895), Ramiz Alia (1924), Sali Berisha (1944), Koca Sinan Pasha (1520), Lütfi Pasha (1488), and Köprülü Mehmed Pasha (1580). After him are Ismail Qemali (1844), Ayas Mehmed Pasha (1483), Alfred Moisiu (1929), Essad Pasha Toptani (1863), Lekë Dukagjini (1410), and Gentius (-300).