Todor Zhivkov

1911 - 1998

Todor Zhivkov

Todor Khristov Zhivkov (Bulgarian: Тодор Христов Живков; 7 September 1911 – 5 August 1998) was a Bulgarian communist statesman who served as the de facto leader of the People's Republic of Bulgaria (PRB) from 1956 until 1989 as General Secretary of the Bulgarian Communist Party. He is the youngest and second longest-serving leader in the Eastern Bloc.He became First Secretary of the Bulgarian Communist Party (BCP) in 1954 (General Secretary from April 1981), served as Prime Minister from 1962 to 1971 and from 1978 onwards as President of the State Council, concurrently with his post as First Secretary. He remained in these positions for 35 years, until 1989, thus becoming the second longest-serving leader of any Eastern Bloc nation after World War II, and one of the longest ruling non-royal leaders in modern history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Todor Zhivkov has received more than 365,732 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 916th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Todor Zhivkov ranks 911 out of 14,801Before him are Demetrius I of Macedon, Michel Temer, Shoshenq I, Habib Bourguiba, Lev Kamenev, and Justin I. After him are Thutmose IV, Marwan I, Frederick V of Denmark, Anastasios II, Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor, and William Henry Harrison.

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Among people born in 1911, Todor Zhivkov ranks 14Before him are Emil Cioran, William Golding, Władysław Szpilman, Võ Nguyên Giáp, Nino Rota, and Marshall McLuhan. After him are Czesław Miłosz, Mikhail Botvinnik, Robert Johnson, Jack Ruby, Tennessee Williams, and Louise Bourgeois. Among people deceased in 1998, Todor Zhivkov ranks 8Before him are Akira Kurosawa, Frank Sinatra, Halldór Laxness, Jean Marais, Carlos Castaneda, and Ernst Jünger. After him are Jean-François Lyotard, Niklas Luhmann, Octavio Paz, Vladimir Prelog, Alan Shepard, and Yang Shangkun.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Todor Zhivkov ranks 15 out of 221Before him are Georgi Dimitrov (1882), Boris III of Bulgaria (1894), Maximinus Thrax (173), Phocas (547), Marcian (396), and Simeon I of Bulgaria (864). After him are Diogenes of Apollonia (-460), Julia Kristeva (1941), Talaat Pasha (1874), Saint Naum (830), Boris I of Bulgaria (828), and Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1937).

Among POLITICIANS In Bulgaria

Among politicians born in Bulgaria, Todor Zhivkov ranks 11Before him are Georgi Dimitrov (1882), Boris III of Bulgaria (1894), Maximinus Thrax (173), Phocas (547), Marcian (396), and Simeon I of Bulgaria (864). After him are Talaat Pasha (1874), Boris I of Bulgaria (828), Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1937), Kubrat (605), Kaloyan of Bulgaria (1168), and Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria (1195).

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