Stepan Shaumian

1878 - 1918

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Stepan Georgevich Shaumian (Russian: Степан Георгиевич Шаумян; Armenian: Ստեփան Գևորգի Շահումյան, Step’an Ge'vorgi Shahumyan; 1 October 1878 – 20 September 1918) was a Bolshevik revolutionary and politician active throughout the Caucasus. Shahumyan was an ethnic Armenian and his role as a leader of the Russian revolution in the Caucasus earned him the nickname of the "Caucasian Lenin", a reference to the leader of the Russian Revolution, Vladimir Lenin.The founder and editor of several newspapers and journals, Shaumian is best known as the head of the Baku Commune, a short lived committee appointed by Lenin in March 1918 with the task of leading the revolution in the Caucasus and West Asia. His tenure as leader of the Baku Commune was marred with numerous problems including ethnic violence between Baku's Armenian and Azerbaijani populations, attempting to defend the city against an advancing Turkish army, all the while attempting to spread the cause of the revolution throughout the region. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stepan Shaumian has received more than 75,630 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Stepan Shaumian is the 4,575th most popular politician (up from 5,028th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Georgia (up from 35th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Georgian Politician.

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Among politicians, Stepan Shaumian ranks 4,575 out of 15,710Before him are Francis, Duke of Teck, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Julius Schaub, Georgios Papandreou, Lucius Antonius Saturninus, and Aristobulus I. After him are Ben Carson, Madame Nhu, Amyntas I of Macedon, Takahito, Prince Mikasa, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, and Cyril Ramaphosa.

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Among people born in 1878, Stepan Shaumian ranks 35Before him are Yakov Yurovsky, Archduchess Elisabeth Amalie of Austria, Eileen Gray, Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, Jan Łukasiewicz, and James Oliver Curwood. After him are Léon Werth, Slavko Kvaternik, Wallace Hartley, Boris Kustodiev, George Whipple, and Kurt von Hammerstein-Equord. Among people deceased in 1918, Stepan Shaumian ranks 51Before him are Emil Jellinek, Paul von Rennenkampf, Ivan Cankar, Eusebi Güell, Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland, and Mikhail Alekseyev. After him are István Tisza, Victor Adler, Daniel Burley Woolfall, Sai Baba of Shirdi, Vasily Radlov, and Princess Anna of Prussia.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Stepan Shaumian ranks 32 out of 292Before him are Nariman Narimanov (1870), Vakhtang I of Iberia (440), Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia (1866), Murad Bey (1750), Besarion Jughashvili (1850), and Kato Svanidze (1885). After him are Rashid Behbudov (1915), Otar Iosseliani (1934), Bagrat III of Georgia (960), Mikheil Saakashvili (1967), Ilia Chavchavadze (1837), and George III of Georgia (1200).

Among POLITICIANS In Georgia

Among politicians born in Georgia, Stepan Shaumian ranks 18Before him are Rusudan of Georgia (1194), Nariman Narimanov (1870), Vakhtang I of Iberia (440), Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia (1866), Murad Bey (1750), and Kato Svanidze (1885). After him are Bagrat III of Georgia (960), Mikheil Saakashvili (1967), George III of Georgia (1200), Bezmiâlem Sultan (1807), Heraclius II of Georgia (1720), and Theodora of Trebizond (1253).