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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 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 20,912,470 page views. His biography is available in 194 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 188 in 2019). Vladimir Lenin is the 7th most popular politician (up from 9th 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 7 out of 15,577Before him are Napoleon, Adolf Hitler, Julius Caesar, Louis XIV of France, Joseph Stalin, and Cleopatra. After him are Thomas Jefferson, Augustus, Charlemagne, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Vladimir Putin, and Suleiman the Magnificent.

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Among people born in 1870, Vladimir Lenin ranks 1After him are Maria Montessori, Alfred Adler, Franz Lehár, Christian X of Denmark, Adolf Loos, Jean Baptiste Perrin, Jules Bordet, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Albert Fish, William G. Morgan, and Miguel Primo de Rivera. Among people deceased in 1924, Vladimir Lenin ranks 1After him are Franz Kafka, Giacomo Puccini, Woodrow Wilson, Anatole France, 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 3,262Before him are Immanuel Kant (1724). After him are Vladimir Putin (1952), Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), Leo Tolstoy (1828), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Yuri Gagarin (1934), Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Peter the Great (1672), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Anton Chekhov (1860), and Nikita Khrushchev (1894).


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