Zbigniew Brzezinski

1928 - 2017

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Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzeziński ( ZBIG-nyef brə-ZIN-skee, Polish: [ˈzbiɡɲɛf kaˈʑimjɛʐ bʐɛˈʑij̃skʲi] ; March 28, 1928 – May 26, 2017), known as Zbig, was a Polish-American diplomat and political scientist. He served as a counselor to Lyndon B. Johnson from 1966 to 1968 and was Jimmy Carter's National Security Advisor from 1977 to 1981. As a scholar, Brzezinski belonged to the realist school of international relations, standing in the geopolitical tradition of Halford Mackinder and Nicholas J. Spykman, while elements of liberal idealism have also been identified in his outlook. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zbigniew Brzezinski has received more than 3,988,521 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Zbigniew Brzezinski is the 1,026th most popular politician (down from 794th in 2019), the 62nd most popular biography from Poland (down from 41st in 2019) and the 14th most popular Polish Politician.

Zbigniew Brzezinski is most famous for being the National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter. He is also known for his role in the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

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Among politicians, Zbigniew Brzezinski ranks 1,026 out of 19,576Before him are Manuel II of Portugal, Ivan V of Russia, Abdullah Gül, Valdemar II of Denmark, Gaius Cassius Longinus, and Bolesław I the Brave. After him are Clement Attlee, Harold Godwinson, Frederick V of the Palatinate, Sasaki Kojirō, Sergey Kirov, and Maximinus Thrax.

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Among people born in 1928, Zbigniew Brzezinski ranks 19Before him are Chinghiz Aitmatov, Roger Vadim, Osamu Tezuka, Philip K. Dick, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Rinus Michels. After him are Didi, Jeanne Moreau, Yves Klein, Alexander Grothendieck, Jean-Marie Le Pen, and Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Among people deceased in 2017, Zbigniew Brzezinski ranks 14Before him are Salvatore Riina, Ali Abdullah Saleh, David Rockefeller, Jalal Talabani, Raymond Kopa, and Chuck Berry. After him are Liliane Bettencourt, Jerry Lewis, Jeanne Moreau, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Mireille Darc, and John Hurt.

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Among people born in Poland, Zbigniew Brzezinski ranks 62 out of 1,694Before him are Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), Sigismund I the Old (1467), Paul Ehrlich (1854), Billy Wilder (1906), Ferdinand Lassalle (1825), and Bolesław I the Brave (967). After him are Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916), Albert A. Michelson (1852), Emanuel Lasker (1868), Faustina Kowalska (1905), John II Casimir Vasa (1609), and Władysław III of Poland (1424).


Among politicians born in Poland, Zbigniew Brzezinski ranks 14Before him are Vladislaus II of Hungary (1456), Casimir III the Great (1310), Donald Tusk (1957), Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), Sigismund I the Old (1467), and Bolesław I the Brave (967). After him are John II Casimir Vasa (1609), Władysław III of Poland (1424), Marie Walewska (1786), Anna Jagiellon (1523), Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046), and Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427).