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Richard Pipes

1923 - 2018

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Richard Edgar Pipes (Yiddish: ריכארד פּיִפּעץ Rikhard Pipets; Polish: Ryszard Pipes; July 11, 1923 – May 17, 2018) was an American academic who specialized in Russian and Soviet history. He published several biased books critical of communist regimes throughout his career. In 1976, he headed Team B, a team of analysts organized by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) who analyzed the strategic capacities and goals of the Soviet military and political leadership. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Pipes has received more than 368,624 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Richard Pipes is the 121st most popular historian (up from 133rd in 2019), the 398th most popular biography from Poland (up from 445th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Polish Historian.

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Among historians, Richard Pipes ranks 121 out of 339Before him are Árni Magnússon, Anthony Blunt, Evagrius Scholasticus, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Pierre Nora, and Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme. After him are John Kinnamos, Norman Davies, Guibert of Nogent, Augustin Thierry, Max Dvořák, and E. P. Thompson.

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Among people born in 1923, Richard Pipes ranks 109Before him are Ernst Nolte, Conrad Bain, Svetozar Gligorić, Wes Montgomery, Alicia de Larrocha, and Uri Avnery. After him are Dexter Gordon, Irvin Kershner, Masao Ono, Vladimir Gelfand, Cheikh Anta Diop, and Yuriko, Princess Mikasa. Among people deceased in 2018, Richard Pipes ranks 104Before him are Dennis Nilsen, Henri Michel, Belisario Betancur, Nicanor Parra, Uri Avnery, and Bruno Sammartino. After him are Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Kim Jong-pil, Alan Baker, Maria Bueno, Margot Kidder, and Darío Castrillón Hoyos.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Richard Pipes ranks 398 out of 1,454Before him are Hedwig Jagiellon, Electress of Brandenburg (1513), Izabella Scorupco (1970), Pylyp Orlyk (1672), Richeza of Poland, Queen of Castile (1140), Heinrich Wilhelm Dove (1803), and Adam Kazimierz Czartoryski (1734). After him are Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière (1886), Józef Cyrankiewicz (1911), Bronisława Dłuska (1865), Stanisław Dziwisz (1939), Heinz Kessler (1920), and Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz (1893).

Among HISTORIANS In Poland

Among historians born in Poland, Richard Pipes ranks 2Before him are Johann Gustav Droysen (1808). After him are Ernst Kantorowicz (1895), Otto von Gierke (1841), Gottfried Achenwall (1719), Benzion Netanyahu (1910), Heinrich Graetz (1817), Ferdinand Gregorovius (1821), Walter Laqueur (1921), Zeev Sternhell (1935), Karl Otfried Müller (1797), and Jacob Talmon (1916).