Vladimir Lenin

1870 - 1924

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Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (22 April [O.S. 10 April] 1870 – 21 January 1924), better known as Vladimir Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as the first and founding head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 until his death in 1924, and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. Under his administration, Russia, and later the Soviet Union, became a one-party socialist state governed by the Communist Party. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vladimir Lenin has received more than 24,302,568 page views. His biography is available in 200 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 194 in 2019). Vladimir Lenin is the 11th most popular politician (down from 7th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Russia and the most popular Russian Politician.

Vladimir Lenin is most famous for the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, which led to the establishment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

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Among politicians, Vladimir Lenin ranks 11 out of 19,576Before him are Julius Caesar, Louis XIV of France, Suleiman the Magnificent, Joseph Stalin, Thomas Jefferson, and Saladin. After him are Jimmy Carter, Augustus, Richard Nixon, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Cleopatra, and David.

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Among people born in 1870, Vladimir Lenin ranks 1After him are Maria Montessori, Alfred Adler, Christian X of Denmark, Franz Lehár, Jean Baptiste Perrin, Jules Bordet, Adolf Loos, Albert Fish, Miguel Primo de Rivera, William G. Morgan, and Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach. Among people deceased in 1924, Vladimir Lenin ranks 1After him are Franz Kafka, Giacomo Puccini, Anatole France, Woodrow Wilson, Joseph Conrad, Louis Sullivan, Alfred Marshall, Gabriel Fauré, Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, Carl Spitteler, and Frances Hodgson Burnett.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Vladimir Lenin ranks 2 out of 3,761Before him are Immanuel Kant (1724). After him are Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), Leo Tolstoy (1828), Vladimir Putin (1952), Yuri Gagarin (1934), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Anton Chekhov (1860), Peter the Great (1672), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840).


Among politicians born in Russia, Vladimir Lenin ranks 1After him are Vladimir Putin (1952), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Peter the Great (1672), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Ivan the Terrible (1530), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Kim Jong-il (1941), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), and Yuri Andropov (1914).