Palmiro Togliatti

1893 - 1964

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Palmiro Michele Nicola Togliatti (Italian: [palˈmiːro toʎˈʎatti] ; 26 March 1893 – 21 August 1964) was an Italian politician and statesman, leader of Italy's Communist party for nearly forty years, from 1927 until his death. Born into a middle-class family, Togliatti received an education in law at the University of Turin, later served as an officer and was wounded in World War I, and became a tutor. Described as "severe in approach but extremely popular among the Communist base" and "a hero of his time, capable of courageous personal feats", his supporters gave him the nickname il Migliore ("The Best"). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Palmiro Togliatti has received more than 481,781 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Palmiro Togliatti is the 1,847th most popular politician (up from 2,215th in 2019), the 677th most popular biography from Italy (up from 796th in 2019) and the 117th most popular Italian Politician.

Palmiro Togliatti was a communist leader in Italy. He was most famous for his role in the Italian resistance movement against fascism.

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Among politicians, Palmiro Togliatti ranks 1,847 out of 19,576Before him are Sekhemkhet, Hongzhi Emperor, Svatopluk I of Moravia, Isetnofret, Felix Yusupov, and Yun Posun. After him are Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence, Walter Schellenberg, Paul Doumer, Canute IV of Denmark, Wang Jingwei, and Olof Skötkonung.

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Among people born in 1893, Palmiro Togliatti ranks 18Before him are Soong Ching-ling, Draža Mihailović, Chaim Soutine, Lazar Kaganovich, Roland Freisler, and Harold Lloyd. After him are Edward Adelbert Doisy, Karl Mannheim, Albert Szent-Györgyi, Paramahansa Yogananda, Omar Bradley, and Prajadhipok. Among people deceased in 1964, Palmiro Togliatti ranks 15Before him are Ian Fleming, Rachel Carson, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, James Franck, Vasily Grossman, and Gerhard Domagk. After him are Gerrit Rietveld, Karl Polanyi, Hans von Euler-Chelpin, Otto Grotewohl, Plaek Phibunsongkhram, and Giorgio Morandi.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Palmiro Togliatti ranks 677 out of 5,161Before him are Henry of Germany (1211), Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749), Gianni Rivera (1943), Pietro da Cortona (1596), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), and Patrizia Reggiani (1948). After him are Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (1510), Euhemerus (-330), Silvio Piola (1913), Joanna I of Naples (1326), Eugenio Montale (1896), and Francesco Totti (1976).


Among politicians born in Italy, Palmiro Togliatti ranks 117Before him are Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia (1701), Galeazzo Ciano (1903), Desiderius (710), Catherine Cornaro (1454), Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810), and Henry of Germany (1211). After him are Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (1510), Conrad of Montferrat (1146), Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy (1562), Agathocles of Syracuse (-361), Pescennius Niger (135), and Charles Albert of Sardinia (1798).