Sergei Witte

1849 - 1915

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Sergei Yulyevich Witte (Russian: Серге́й Ю́льевич Ви́тте, tr. 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 Tsar as head of the government. Neither a liberal nor a conservative, he attracted foreign capital to boost Russia's industrialization. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sergei Witte has received more than 531,156 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Sergei Witte is the 2,905th most popular politician (down from 2,631st in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Georgia (down from 17th in 2019) and the 10th 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 2,905 out of 15,710Before him are Salome Alexandra, Zhang Xueliang, Reccared I, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Henry I of Navarre, and Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia. After him are Netjerkare Siptah, Alfonso IV of Aragon, Joan Clarke, Jean Bart, Sandro Pertini, and Robert III of Scotland.

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Among people born in 1849, Sergei Witte ranks 13Before him are John William Waterhouse, Bernhard von Bülow, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Alfred von Tirpitz, Bertha Benz, and John Ambrose Fleming. After him are Max Nordau, W. T. Stead, Infante Alfonso Carlos, Duke of San Jaime, Eva Gonzalès, Ellen Key, and Basil Zaharoff. Among people deceased in 1915, Sergei Witte ranks 9Before him are Frederick Winslow Taylor, Paul Ehrlich, Henry Moseley, Ellen G. White, Porfirio Díaz, and Jean-Henri Fabre. After him are Wilhelm Windelband, Clara Immerwahr, Sergei Taneyev, Émile Waldteufel, Armand Peugeot, and James Murray.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Sergei Witte ranks 20 out of 292Before him are Niko Pirosmani (1862), Zviad Gamsakhurdia (1939), Sayat-Nova (1712), Sergo Ordzhonikidze (1886), Giya Kancheli (1935), and Pharnavaz I of Iberia (-326). After him are Herbert Backe (1896), Rusudan of Georgia (1194), Robert Shavlakadze (1933), Victor Ambartsumian (1908), Nicholas Marr (1864), and Nariman Narimanov (1870).

Among POLITICIANS In Georgia

Among politicians born in Georgia, Sergei Witte ranks 10Before him are Lavrentiy Beria (1899), Tamar of Georgia (1166), David IV of Georgia (1073), Zviad Gamsakhurdia (1939), Sergo Ordzhonikidze (1886), and Pharnavaz I of Iberia (-326). After him are Herbert Backe (1896), Rusudan of Georgia (1194), Nariman Narimanov (1870), Vakhtang I of Iberia (440), Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia (1866), and Murad Bey (1750).