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Zviad Gamsakhurdia

1939 - 1993

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Zviad Konstantines dze Gamsakhurdia (Georgian: ზვიად კონსტანტინეს ძე გამსახურდია; Russian: Звиа́д Константи́нович Гамсаху́рдия, romanized: Zviad Konstantinovich Gamsakhurdiya; 31 March 1939 – 31 December 1993) was a Georgian politician, dissident, scholar, and writer who became the first democratically elected President of Georgia in the post-Soviet era. A prominent exponent of Georgian nationalism, Zviad Gamsakhurdia was involved in Soviet dissident movement from his early teens. In 1953, he was one of the founders of Gorgasliani, a nationalist group, which disseminated anti-Soviet proclamations in Tbilisi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zviad Gamsakhurdia has received more than 339,887 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Zviad Gamsakhurdia is the 1,578th most popular politician (up from 2,119th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Georgia (up from 15th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Georgian Politician.

Zviad Gamsakhurdia is most famous for being the first and only president of Georgia. He was in power from 1991 to 1992, when he was overthrown in a military coup.

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Among politicians, Zviad Gamsakhurdia ranks 1,578 out of 15,577Before him are Kurt Schuschnigg, Anchises, Romanos I Lekapenos, Jeconiah, Shah Rukh, and Ferdinand I of Naples. After him are Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria, Kwame Nkrumah, Æthelwulf, King of Wessex, Babrak Karmal, Gyges of Lydia, and Ayşe Sultan.

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Among people born in 1939, Zviad Gamsakhurdia ranks 18Before him are Margaret Atwood, Giovanni Trapattoni, Giovanni Falcone, Reuven Rivlin, Gro Harlem Brundtland, and Jackie Stewart. After him are Karel Gott, Richard Kiel, Ada Yonath, Ralph Lauren, F. Murray Abraham, and Laurent-Désiré Kabila. Among people deceased in 1993, Zviad Gamsakhurdia ranks 12Before him are Frank Zappa, James Hunt, Baudouin of Belgium, William Golding, Ferruccio Lamborghini, and Turgut Özal. After him are Anthony Burgess, Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, André the Giant, Inge Lehmann, Hans Jonas, and Brandon Lee.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Zviad Gamsakhurdia ranks 14 out of 342Before him are Halime Sultan (1576), Yakov Dzhugashvili (1907), Nona Gaprindashvili (1941), Pyotr Bagration (1765), Tigran Petrosian (1929), and David IV of Georgia (1073). After him are Aleksei Brusilov (1853), Sergei Parajanov (1924), Niko Pirosmani (1862), Mikheil Saakashvili (1967), Sergo Ordzhonikidze (1886), and Pharnavaz I of Iberia (-326).

Among POLITICIANS In Georgia

Among politicians born in Georgia, Zviad Gamsakhurdia ranks 7Before him are Joseph Stalin (1879), Darius the Great (-550), Eduard Shevardnadze (1928), Tamar of Georgia (1166), Halime Sultan (1576), and David IV of Georgia (1073). After him are Mikheil Saakashvili (1967), Sergo Ordzhonikidze (1886), Pharnavaz I of Iberia (-326), Sergei Witte (1849), Herbert Backe (1896), and Vakhtang I of Iberia (440).