Vladimir Lenin

1870 - 1924

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Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (22 April [O.S. 10 April] 1870 – 21 January 1924), better known by his alias Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as the first and founding head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 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 18,792,718 page views. His biography is available in 188 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 185 in 2019). Vladimir Lenin is the 9th most popular politician, 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 9 out of 15,710Before him are Adolf Hitler, Donald Trump, Louis XIV of France, Augustus, Thomas Jefferson, and Joseph Stalin. After him are Charlemagne, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Elizabeth I of England, Saladin, Jimmy Carter, and Constantine the Great.

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

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Vladimir Lenin ranks 2 out of 2,688Before him are Immanuel Kant (1724). After him are Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), Leo Tolstoy (1828), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Yuri Gagarin (1934), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Anton Chekhov (1860), Peter the Great (1672), Alexander Pushkin (1799), and Vladimir Putin (1952).


Among politicians born in Russia, Vladimir Lenin ranks 1After him are Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Peter the Great (1672), Vladimir Putin (1952), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Ivan the Terrible (1530), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Kim Jong-il (1941), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), and Alexander III of Russia (1845).