Stepan Bandera

1909 - 1959

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Stepan Andriyovych Bandera (Ukrainian: Степан Андрійович Бандера, Polish: Stepan Andrijowycz Bandera; 1 January 1909 – 15 October 1959) was a Ukrainian politician and theorist of the militant wing of the far-right Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists and a leader and ideologist of Ukrainian ultranationalists known for his involvement in terrorist activities.Born in partitioned Poland (in the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria, then part of Austria-Hungary) into the family of a Greek-Catholic priest, young Bandera became a Ukrainian nationalist. After the Empire disintegrated in the wake of World War I, Galicia briefly became a West Ukrainian People's Republic; following the Polish–Ukrainian War of 1918–1919, it was integrated into eastern Poland. In this period, Bandera became radicalized, and after Polish authorities refused to let him leave for Czechoslovakia to study, he enrolled at the Lviv Polytechnic, where he organized Ukrainian nationalist organizations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stepan Bandera has received more than 943,316 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia. Stepan Bandera is the 984th most popular politician (down from 739th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 26th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Ukrainian Politician.

Stepan Bandera was a Ukrainian nationalist and Nazi collaborator. He was the leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) in the 1930s and 1940s. He was assassinated by the KGB in 1959.

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Among politicians, Stepan Bandera ranks 984 out of 15,710Before him are Subhas Chandra Bose, Frederick V of the Palatinate, Yeongjo of Joseon, Gojong of Korea, Tamar of Georgia, and Todor Zhivkov. After him are Alexander Van der Bellen, Emperor Xuanzong of Tang, Sukjong of Joseon, William Jennings Bryan, Tedros Adhanom, and Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba.

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Among people born in 1909, Stepan Bandera ranks 7Before him are Eugène Ionesco, Juliana of the Netherlands, Simone Weil, Peter Drucker, Francis Bacon, and Andrei Gromyko. After him are Rita Levi-Montalcini, Kwame Nkrumah, U Thant, Osamu Dazai, Elia Kazan, and Errol Flynn. Among people deceased in 1959, Stepan Bandera ranks 5Before him are Frank Lloyd Wright, Ante Pavelić, George Marshall, and Charles Thomson Rees Wilson. After him are Raymond Chandler, Owen Willans Richardson, Gérard Philipe, Errol Flynn, Boris Vian, Camilo Cienfuegos, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Stepan Bandera ranks 32 out of 913Before him are Trofim Lysenko (1898), Ludwig von Mises (1881), Stanisław Leszczyński (1677), Vaslav Nijinsky (1889), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), and Vladimir Horowitz (1903). After him are Nestor Makhno (1888), Igor Sikorsky (1889), Sholem Aleichem (1859), George Gamow (1904), Grigory Zinoviev (1883), and Joseph Roth (1894).

Among POLITICIANS In Ukraine

Among politicians born in Ukraine, Stepan Bandera ranks 10Before him are Golda Meir (1898), John III Sobieski (1629), Hafsa Sultan (1479), Kliment Voroshilov (1881), Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942), and Stanisław Leszczyński (1677). After him are Grigory Zinoviev (1883), Andrei Zhdanov (1896), Viktor Yanukovych (1950), Ivan Mazepa (1639), Viktor Yushchenko (1954), and Andrey Vyshinsky (1883).