Zbigniew Brzezinski

1928 - 2017

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Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski ( ZBIG-nyef brə-ZIN-skee, Polish: [ˈzbiɡɲɛf kaˈʑimjɛʐ bʐɛˈʑij̃skʲi] (listen); March 28, 1928 – May 26, 2017), or Zbig, was a Polish-American diplomat and political scientist. He served as a counselor to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1966 to 1968 and was President 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. Brzezinski was the primary organizer of The Trilateral Commission.Major foreign policy events during his time in office included the normalization of relations with the People's Republic of China (and the severing of ties with the Republic of China on Taiwan); the signing of the second Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT II) with the Soviet Union; the brokering of the Camp David Accords between Egypt and Israel; the overthrow of the US-friendly Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the start of the Iranian Revolution; the United States' encouragement of dissidents in Eastern Europe and championing of human rights in order to undermine the influence of the Soviet Union; supporting the Afghan mujahideen against the Soviet-backed Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and, ultimately, Soviet occupation troops during the Soviet–Afghan War; and the signing of the Torrijos–Carter Treaties relinquishing U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zbigniew Brzezinski has received more than 2,873,880 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Zbigniew Brzezinski is the 1,370th most popular politician (down from 1,153rd in 2019), the 80th most popular biography from Poland (down from 71st in 2019) and the 15th 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 1,370 out of 15,710Before him are Mohammed Zahir Shah, Alexei Rykov, Franklin Pierce, William McKinley, Ernst Thälmann, and Ladislaus IV of Hungary. After him are Algirdas, Warren G. Harding, Philoctetes, Olaf II of Denmark, Teti, and Al-Mu'tasim.

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Among people born in 1928, Zbigniew Brzezinski ranks 25Before him are Jeanne Moreau, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Alvin Toffler, Roger Vadim, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, and Agnès Varda. After him are James Coburn, George Peppard, Jean-Marie Le Pen, Geert Hofstede, Martin Landau, and Elie Wiesel. Among people deceased in 2017, Zbigniew Brzezinski ranks 19Before him are Jalal Talabani, Jerry Lewis, John Hurt, Manuel Noriega, Raymond Kopa, and Glen Campbell. After him are George A. Romero, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Johnny Hallyday, Mireille Darc, Martin Landau, and Tzvetan Todorov.

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Among people born in Poland, Zbigniew Brzezinski ranks 80 out of 1,231Before him are Benoit Mandelbrot (1924), Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427), Erwin von Witzleben (1881), Lech Kaczyński (1949), Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), and John II Casimir Vasa (1609). After him are Anton Denikin (1872), Emil von Behring (1854), Pola Negri (1897), Hanna Reitsch (1912), Anna Anderson (1896), and Carl Menger (1840).


Among politicians born in Poland, Zbigniew Brzezinski ranks 15Before him are Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), Sigismund I the Old (1467), Bolesław I the Brave (967), Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427), Lech Kaczyński (1949), and John II Casimir Vasa (1609). After him are Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046), Marie Walewska (1786), Horst Köhler (1943), Kurt Daluege (1897), Egon Krenz (1937), and Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858).

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