Zbigniew Brzezinski

1928 - 2017

Zbigniew Brzezinski

Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski ( ZBIG-nyef brə-ZIN-skee, Polish: [ˈzbiɡɲɛf kaˈʑimjɛʐ bʐɛˈʑij̃skʲi] (listen); March 28, 1928 – May 26, 2017) 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. Brzezinski belonged to the realist school of international relations, standing in the geopolitical tradition of Halford Mackinder and Nicholas J. Spykman. 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); the brokering of the Camp David Accords; 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; the arming of the mujahideen in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; 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 2,325,982 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,160th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Zbigniew Brzezinski ranks 1,154 out of 14,801Before him are Carus, Grigory Zinoviev, Peter I of Portugal, Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen, Francis, Duke of Guise, and Ferdinand I of Romania. After him are John II Komnenos, Rani of Jhansi, Fuxi, Jeongjo of Joseon, Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, and Romanos II.

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Among people born in 1928, Zbigniew Brzezinski ranks 21Before him are Osamu Tezuka, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Jeanne Moreau, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Didi, and Yves Klein. After him are Kim Yong-nam, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Alvin Toffler, Martin Cooper, Jean-Marie Le Pen, and Roger Vadim. Among people deceased in 2017, Zbigniew Brzezinski ranks 15Before him are Michael I of Romania, Jeanne Moreau, Salvatore Riina, Jalal Talabani, Glen Campbell, and Hugh Hefner. After him are Manuel Noriega, John Hurt, Raymond Kopa, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Nicolaas Bloembergen, and Jerry Lewis.

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Among people born in Poland, Zbigniew Brzezinski ranks 71 out of 930Before him are Faustina Kowalska (1905), Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906), Werner von Blomberg (1878), Norbert Elias (1897), Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046), and John II Casimir Vasa (1609). After him are Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen (1895), Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Benoit Mandelbrot (1924), Johannes Hevelius (1611), and Maria Feodorovna (1759).


Among politicians born in Poland, Zbigniew Brzezinski ranks 14Before him are Władysław III of Poland (1424), Lech Kaczyński (1949), Bolesław I the Brave (967), Sigismund I the Old (1467), Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046), and John II Casimir Vasa (1609). After him are Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427), Casimir III the Great (1310), Donald Tusk (1957), Béla I of Hungary (1016), Marie Walewska (1786), and Catherine Jagiellon (1526).

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