New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


Nikita Khrushchev

1894 - 1971

Photo of Nikita Khrushchev

Icon of person Nikita Khrushchev

Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (15 April [O.S. 3 April] 1894 – 11 September 1971) was the First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964 and chairman of the country's Council of Ministers from 1958 to 1964. During his rule, Khrushchev stunned the communist world with his denunciation of his predecessor Joseph Stalin's crimes, and embarked on a policy of de-Stalinization with his key ally Anastas Mikoyan. He sponsored the early Soviet space program, and enactment of moderate reforms in domestic policy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikita Khrushchev has received more than 13,435,834 page views. His biography is available in 120 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 118 in 2019). Nikita Khrushchev is the 54th most popular politician (up from 72nd in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Russia (up from 15th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Russian Politician.

Nikita Khrushchev was the Soviet Premier from 1953 to 1964. He is most famous for his speech at the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1956, where he denounced the cult of personality of Joseph Stalin.

Memorability Metrics

  • 13M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 83.74

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 120

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.80

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.48

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Nikita Khrushchevs by language


Among politicians, Nikita Khrushchev ranks 54 out of 15,577Before him are Peter the Great, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Angela Merkel, Saddam Hussein, Boris Yeltsin, and Nebuchadnezzar II. After him are Marcus Aurelius, Fidel Castro, Ahmed I, Martin Van Buren, Josip Broz Tito, and Benjamin Franklin.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1894, Nikita Khrushchev ranks 1After him are Gavrilo Princip, Rudolf Hess, Edward VIII, Aldous Huxley, Maximilian Kolbe, Georges Lemaître, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Boris III of Bulgaria, John Ford, Jean Renoir, and Norbert Wiener. Among people deceased in 1971, Nikita Khrushchev ranks 1After him are Coco Chanel, Igor Stravinsky, Louis Armstrong, Jim Morrison, György Lukács, Hermann Hoth, Audie Murphy, Lawrence Bragg, Fernandel, Theodor Svedberg, and Rudolf Abel.

Others Born in 1894

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1971

Go to all Rankings

In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Nikita Khrushchev ranks 12 out of 3,262Before him are Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Yuri Gagarin (1934), Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Peter the Great (1672), Boris Yeltsin (1931), and Anton Chekhov (1860). After him are Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), Ivan the Terrible (1530), Grigori Rasputin (1869), Alexander Pushkin (1799), and Ivan Pavlov (1849).


Among politicians born in Russia, Nikita Khrushchev ranks 6Before him are Vladimir Lenin (1870), Vladimir Putin (1952), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Peter the Great (1672), and Boris Yeltsin (1931). After him are Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Ivan the Terrible (1530), Kim Jong-il (1941), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), and Alexander III of Russia (1845).