Nikolai Yezhov

1895 - 1940

Nikolai Yezhov

Nikolai Ivanovich Yezhov (Russian: Никола́й Ива́нович Ежо́в, tr. IPA, IPA: [nʲɪkɐˈɫaj jɪˈʐof]; 1 May 1895 – 4 February 1940) was a Soviet secret police official under Joseph Stalin who was head of the NKVD from 1936 to 1938, during the height of the Great Purge. He presided over mass arrests and executions during the Great Purge. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolai Yezhov has received more than 1,542,136 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 853rd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Nikolai Yezhov ranks 848 out of 14,801Before him are Wilhelm Pieck, John VIII Palaiologos, Ardashir I, Michael III, Frederick III of Denmark, and Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba. After him are Childeric III, Jozef Tiso, Ptolemy IV Philopator, Simeon I of Bulgaria, Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu, and Charles II of England.

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Among people born in 1895, Nikolai Yezhov ranks 10Before him are Juan Perón, Buster Keaton, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Anna Freud, Max Horkheimer, and Mikhail Bakhtin. After him are Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Ernst Jünger, J. Edgar Hoover, Wilm Hosenfeld, Paul Hindemith, and Semyon Timoshenko. Among people deceased in 1940, Nikolai Yezhov ranks 9Before him are Selma Lagerlöf, Paul Klee, J. J. Thomson, Walter Benjamin, Neville Chamberlain, and Mikhail Bulgakov. After him are Robert Wadlow, Gerda Wegener, Carl Bosch, Peter Behrens, Arthur Harden, and Emma Goldman.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Nikolai Yezhov ranks 101 out of 2,050Before him are Alexander Alekhine (1892), Mikhail Bakhtin (1895), Alexandra Kollontai (1872), Mikhail Lermontov (1814), Ivan Konev (1897), and Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850). After him are Pavel Cherenkov (1904), Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1899), Mikhail Glinka (1804), Nikolai Bukharin (1888), Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (1878), and Nikolai Lobachevsky (1792).


Among politicians born in Russia, Nikolai Yezhov ranks 34Before him are Ivan VI of Russia (1740), Feodor I of Russia (1557), Yaroslav the Wise (978), Ivan III of Russia (1440), Michael of Russia (1596), and Alexis of Russia (1629). After him are Nikolai Bukharin (1888), Ivan V of Russia (1666), Lev Kamenev (1883), Sergey Kirov (1886), Grigory Potemkin (1739), and Nadezhda Krupskaya (1869).

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