Otto Wille Kuusinen

1881 - 1964

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Otto Wilhelm "Wille" Kuusinen (Finnish: [ˈotːo ˈʋilːe ˈkuːsinen] ; Russian: О́тто Вильге́льмович Ку́усинен, romanized: Otto Vilgelmovich Kuusinen; 4 October 1881 – 17 May 1964) was a Finnish-born Soviet communist and, later, Soviet politician, literary historian, and poet who, after the defeat of the Reds in the Finnish Civil War, fled to the Soviet Union, where he worked until his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto Wille Kuusinen has received more than 227,528 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Otto Wille Kuusinen is the 3,182nd most popular politician (down from 2,644th in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Finland (down from 25th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Finnish Politician.

Otto Wille Kuusinen was a Finnish politician who helped found the Finnish Communist Party. He was also the first Prime Minister of Finland after the country gained independence in 1917.

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Among politicians, Otto Wille Kuusinen ranks 3,182 out of 19,576Before him are Demaratus, Raymond of Poitiers, Milonia Caesonia, Heshen, Henry I, Duke of Bavaria, and James Francis Edward Stuart. After him are Martin Schulz, Georgy Chicherin, Nobusuke Kishi, Abu'l-Khayr Khan, Leopold I, Margrave of Austria, and Yair Lapid.

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Among people born in 1881, Otto Wille Kuusinen ranks 41Before him are Walter Rudolf Hess, Erwin von Witzleben, Ivan Ribar, Natalia Goncharova, Theodore von Kármán, and Carlo Carrà. After him are Otto Bauer, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, Emil Ludwig, Ludwig Binswanger, William Boeing, and Giovanni Papini. Among people deceased in 1964, Otto Wille Kuusinen ranks 26Before him are Plaek Phibunsongkhram, Giorgio Morandi, Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Alexandre Koyré, Alexander Archipenko, and Emilio Aguinaldo. After him are Ernst Kretschmer, Maurice Thorez, Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois, Paulino Alcántara, Douglas McGregor, and Heinrich Neuhaus.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Otto Wille Kuusinen ranks 31 out of 751Before him are Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865), Ragnar Granit (1900), Linus Torvalds (1969), Kyösti Kallio (1873), Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804), and George Gaynes (1917). After him are Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia (1917), Mauno Koivisto (1923), Mika Häkkinen (1968), Albert Edelfelt (1854), Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg (1865), and Hjalmar Siilasvuo (1892).

Among POLITICIANS In Finland

Among politicians born in Finland, Otto Wille Kuusinen ranks 9Before him are Tarja Halonen (1943), Urho Kekkonen (1900), Juho Kusti Paasikivi (1870), Risto Ryti (1889), Pehr Evind Svinhufvud (1861), and Kyösti Kallio (1873). After him are Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia (1917), Mauno Koivisto (1923), Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg (1865), Hjalmar Siilasvuo (1892), Antti Aarne (1867), and Alexander Stubb (1968).