Zbigniew Brzezinski

1928 - 2017

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Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzeziński ( 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 3,204,276 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Zbigniew Brzezinski is the 801st most popular politician (up from 1,368th in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from Poland (up from 80th in 2019) and the 7th most popular 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 801 out of 15,577Before him are Louis, Duke of Burgundy, Hassan II of Morocco, Isabella II of Spain, İsmet İnönü, Walter Ulbricht, and Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. After him are Charles II of England, Stanisław August Poniatowski, Paul of Greece, Valentinian I, Christian X of Denmark, and Ecgberht, King of Wessex.

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Among people born in 1928, Zbigniew Brzezinski ranks 14Before him are Ariel Sharon, Eduard Shevardnadze, James Watson, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Serge Gainsbourg, and Philip K. Dick. After him are Osamu Tezuka, Jeanne Moreau, Rinus Michels, Yves Klein, Didi, and Shirley Temple. Among people deceased in 2017, Zbigniew Brzezinski ranks 9Before him are Roger Moore, Stanislav Petrov, Zygmunt Bauman, Michael I of Romania, Gene Cernan, and David Rockefeller. After him are Jeanne Moreau, Salvatore Riina, Raymond Kopa, Chuck Berry, Jalal Talabani, and Hugh Hefner.

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Among people born in Poland, Zbigniew Brzezinski ranks 41 out of 1,454Before him are Bronisław Malinowski (1884), Leonid Kravchuk (1934), Vladislaus II of Hungary (1456), Günther von Kluge (1882), Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916), and Rudolf Virchow (1821). After him are Rudolf Clausius (1822), Sigismund II Augustus (1520), Lech Kaczyński (1949), Tamara de Lempicka (1898), Ernst Cassirer (1874), and Christian Wolff (1679).


Among politicians born in Poland, Zbigniew Brzezinski ranks 7Before him are Lech Wałęsa (1943), Paul von Hindenburg (1847), David Ben-Gurion (1886), Władysław IV Vasa (1595), Leonid Kravchuk (1934), and Vladislaus II of Hungary (1456). After him are Sigismund II Augustus (1520), Lech Kaczyński (1949), Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), Władysław III of Poland (1424), Casimir III the Great (1310), and Bolesław I the Brave (967).

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