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Sergei Witte

1849 - 1915

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Count Sergei Yulyevich Witte (Russian: Серге́й Ю́льевич Ви́тте, romanized: Sergéy Yúl'yevich Vítte, IPA: [sʲɪrˈɡʲej ˈjʉlʲjɪvʲɪtɕ ˈvʲitʲːɪ]; 29 June [O.S. 17 June] 1849 – 13 March [O.S. 28 February] 1915), also known as Sergius Witte, was a Russian statesman who served as the first prime minister of the Russian Empire, replacing the emperor as head of the government. Neither a liberal nor a conservative, he attracted foreign capital to boost Russia's industrialization. Witte's strategy was to avoid the danger of wars.Witte served under the last two emperors of Russia, Alexander III (r. 1881–1894) and Nicholas II (r. 1894–1917). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sergei Witte has received more than 753,471 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Sergei Witte is the 2,593rd most popular politician (up from 2,900th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Georgia (down from 20th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Georgian Politician.

Sergei Witte is most famous for being the head of the Russian government from 1892-1905. He was a strong supporter of industrialization and helped to put Russia on the world stage as a major power.

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Among politicians, Sergei Witte ranks 2,593 out of 15,577Before him are Alexander Ypsilantis, Prince Napoléon Bonaparte, Nynetjer, Huneric, Jules Ferry, and Emperor Higashiyama. After him are Stephen Tomašević of Bosnia, Gim Yu-sin, Nikola Pašić, Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, Margaret III, Countess of Flanders, and Maria Christina of Austria.

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Among people born in 1849, Sergei Witte ranks 11Before him are Frances Hodgson Burnett, Édouard-Henri Avril, Bernhard von Bülow, Felix Klein, Alfred von Tirpitz, and John William Waterhouse. After him are Bertha Benz, John Ambrose Fleming, Eva Gonzalès, Ellen Key, Blanche Monnier, and Infante Alfonso Carlos, Duke of San Jaime. Among people deceased in 1915, Sergei Witte ranks 10Before him are Paul Ehrlich, Henry Moseley, Ellen G. White, Porfirio Díaz, Jean-Henri Fabre, and Clara Immerwahr. After him are Wilhelm Windelband, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia, Michel Bréal, Armand Peugeot, and Sergei Taneyev.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Sergei Witte ranks 21 out of 342Before him are Aleksei Brusilov (1853), Sergei Parajanov (1924), Niko Pirosmani (1862), Mikheil Saakashvili (1967), Sergo Ordzhonikidze (1886), and Pharnavaz I of Iberia (-326). After him are Sayat-Nova (1712), Herbert Backe (1896), Giya Kancheli (1935), Vakhtang I of Iberia (440), Victor Ambartsumian (1908), and Rusudan of Georgia (1194).

Among POLITICIANS In Georgia

Among politicians born in Georgia, Sergei Witte ranks 11Before him are Halime Sultan (1576), David IV of Georgia (1073), Zviad Gamsakhurdia (1939), Mikheil Saakashvili (1967), Sergo Ordzhonikidze (1886), and Pharnavaz I of Iberia (-326). After him are Herbert Backe (1896), Vakhtang I of Iberia (440), Rusudan of Georgia (1194), Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia (1866), Kato Svanidze (1885), and Murad Bey (1750).