Nicolae Ceaușescu

1918 - 1989

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Nicolae Ceaușescu ( chow-SHESK-oo, Romanian: [nikoˈla.e tʃe̯a.uˈʃesku] (listen); 5 February [O.S. 23 January] 1918 – 25 December 1989) was a Romanian communist politician and dictator. He was the general secretary of the Romanian Communist Party from 1965 to 1989, and the second and last Communist leader of Romania. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicolae Ceaușescu has received more than 5,365,542 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Nicolae Ceaușescu is the 71st most popular politician (down from 59th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Romania and the most popular Romanian Politician.

Nicolae Ceaușescu was a Romanian communist politician who served as the General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party from 1965 to 1989. He was the country's head of state from 1967 to 1989. Ceaușescu was overthrown in 1989 and executed by the military in December 1989.

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Among politicians, Nicolae Ceaușescu ranks 71 out of 15,710Before him are Nebuchadnezzar II, Lorenzo de' Medici, Francisco Franco, Ronald Reagan, Ivan the Terrible, and Richard I of England. After him are Nikita Khrushchev, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, Selim II, Napoleon III, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Theodosius I.

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Among people born in 1918, Nicolae Ceaușescu ranks 2Before him is Nelson Mandela. After him are Ingmar Bergman, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Anwar Sadat, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Richard Feynman, Robert Wadlow, Kurt Waldheim, Louis Althusser, Leonard Bernstein, and Rita Hayworth. Among people deceased in 1989, Nicolae Ceaușescu ranks 2Before him is Salvador Dalí. After him are Hirohito, Ruhollah Khomeini, Samuel Beckett, Sergio Leone, Konrad Lorenz, Ted Bundy, Herbert von Karajan, Georges Simenon, Andrei Sakharov, and Elena Ceaușescu.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Nicolae Ceaușescu ranks 2 out of 572Before him are Vlad the Impaler (1431). After him are Béla Bartók (1881), Matthias Corvinus (1443), Eugène Ionesco (1909), Alaric I (376), Stephen Báthory (1533), Tristan Tzara (1896), John Hunyadi (1407), Ion Antonescu (1882), Elena Ceaușescu (1916), and Mircea Eliade (1907).

Among POLITICIANS In Romania

Among politicians born in Romania, Nicolae Ceaușescu ranks 1After him are Matthias Corvinus (1443), Alaric I (376), Stephen Báthory (1533), John Hunyadi (1407), Ion Antonescu (1882), Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Michael I of Romania (1921), Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Béla Kun (1886), Vlad II Dracul (1395), and Carol II of Romania (1893).