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POLITICAL PARTY

See also Communist Party USA.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Louis Althusser
Philosopher
16-Oct-1918 22-Oct-1990 Marxist theorist, anti-humanist
Jorge Amado
Novelist
10-Aug-1912 6-Aug-2001 Dona Flor and her Two Husbands
Kingsley Amis
Novelist
16-Apr-1922 22-Oct-1995 Lucky Jim
Louis Aragon
Poet
3-Oct-1897 24-Dec-1982 Communistic French poet
Lavrenty Beria
Government
29-Mar-1899 23-Dec-1953 Chief of the NKVD, 1940-46
Algirdas Brazauskas
Head of State
22-Sep-1932 26-Jun-2010 Prime Minister of Lithuania, 2001-06
Bertolt Brecht
Playwright
10-Feb-1898 14-Aug-1956 Mother Courage and Her Children
Nikolai Bukharin
Economist
9-Oct-1888 15-Mar-1938 Soviet theoretical economist
Albert Camus
Novelist
7-Nov-1913 4-Jan-1960 French author and Nobel laureate
Nicolae Ceausescu
Head of State
26-Jan-1918 25-Dec-1989 Dictator of Romania
Aimé Césaire
Poet
25-Jun-1913 17-Apr-2008 Return to My Native Land
Anatoly Dobrynin
Diplomat
19-Nov-1919 6-Apr-2010 Soviet Ambassador to the US, 1962-86
Gilles Duceppe
Politician
22-Jul-1947   Leader, Bloc Québécois
Marguerite Duras
Novelist
4-Apr-1914 3-Mar-1996 Hiroshima mon Amour
Louis Durey
Composer
27-May-1888 3-Jul-1979 Carillons
Felix Dzerzhinsky
Government
11-Sep-1877 20-Jul-1926 The Black Pope of Bolshevism
Carlos Fuentes
Novelist
11-Nov-1928 15-May-2012 La muerte de Artemio Cruz
Natalia Ginzburg
Novelist
14-Jul-1916 7-Oct-1991 La strada che va in città
Elian Gonzalez
Victim
6-Dec-1993   Cuban boy tug-o-war
Antonio Gramsci
Activist
23-Jan-1891 27-Apr-1937 Founder of the Italian Communist Party
J. B. S. Haldane
Biologist
5-Nov-1892 1-Dec-1964 Haldane's principle
Frank Hardy
Novelist
21-Mar-1917 28-Mar-1994 Power Without Glory
Denis Healey
Politician
30-Aug-1917   Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1974-79
Miguel Hernández
Poet
30-Oct-1910 28-Mar-1942 El rayo que no cesa
Enver Hoxha
Head of State
16-Oct-1908 11-Apr-1985 Ruler of Albania, 1944-85
Elfriede Jelinek
Novelist
20-Oct-1946   Die Klavierspielerin
Frédéric Joliot
Physicist
19-Mar-1900 14-Aug-1958 Artificial radioactivity
Lionel Jospin
Head of State
12-Jul-1937   Prime Minister of France, 1997-2002
Arthur Koestler
Author
3-Sep-1905 3-Mar-1983 Darkness at Noon
Leszek Kolakowski
Philosopher
23-Oct-1927 17-Jul-2009 Polish refugee philosopher
Nikolai Krylenko
Government
2-May-1885 29-Jul-1938 Soviet prosecutor executed during the Great Purge
Michel Leiris
Author
20-Apr-1901 30-Sep-1990 Surrealist, ethnographer, autobiographer
Maxim Litvinov
Government
17-Jul-1876 31-Dec-1951 Soviet foreign minister, ousted in nod to Hitler
Rosa Luxemburg
Activist
5-Mar-1871 15-Jan-1919 Co-Founder, Communist Party of Germany
Yuri Luzhkov
Politician
21-Sep-1936   Mayor of Moscow, 1992-2010
Donald Maclean
Spy
25-May-1913 6-Mar-1983 Spy for Moscow, Cambridge Five
John Maynard Smith
Biologist
6-Jan-1920 19-Apr-2004 Applied game theory to evolutionary biology
Anastas Mikoyan
Politician
25-Nov-1895 21-Oct-1978 Knew where the shrimps stay in winter
Imre Nagy
Head of State
7-Jun-1896 16-Jun-1958 Twice Prime Minister of Hungary
Liam O'Flaherty
Novelist
28-Aug-1896 7-Sep-1984 Thy Neighbour's Wife
Cesare Pavese
Poet
9-Sep-1908 27-Aug-1950 La luna e i falò
Pablo Picasso
Painter
25-Oct-1881 8-Apr-1973 Abstract painter and sculptor
Pol Pot
Head of State
19-May-1925 15-Apr-1998 Leader of the Khmer Rouge
Salvatore Quasimodo
Poet
20-Aug-1901 14-Jun-1968 Acque e terre
Wilhelm Reich
Scientist
24-Mar-1897 3-Nov-1957 Founder of Orgonomy
John Reid
Politician
8-May-1947   British MP, Airdrie and Shotts
Jaroslav Seifert
Poet
23-Sep-1901 10-Jan-1986 The Nightingale Sings Out of Tune
Hun Sen
Head of State
4-Apr-1951   Prime Minister of Cambodia
Mikhail Sholokhov
Author
24-May-1905 21-Feb-1984 The Silent Don
Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer
25-Sep-1906 9-Aug-1975 Symphony No. 7
Ignazio Silone
Novelist
1-May-1900 22-Aug-1978 Anti-Fascist novelist, Pro-Fascist informant
Mário Soares
Head of State
7-Dec-1924   President of Portugal, 1986-96
A. J. P. Taylor
Historian
25-Mar-1906 7-Sep-1990 The Origins of the Second World War
E. P. Thompson
Historian
3-Feb-1924 28-Aug-1993 The Making of the English Working Class
Ernst Toller
Playwright
1-Dec-1893 22-May-1939 Transformation
Andrei Vyshinsky
Government
10-Dec-1883 22-Nov-1954 Soviet Prosecutor General during the Great Purge
Anna Walentynowicz
Activist
13-Aug-1929 10-Apr-2010 Catalyst for the Solidarnosc union
Sylvia Townsend Warner
Author
6-Dec-1893 1-May-1978 Lolly Willowes
Helene Weigel
Actor
12-May-1900 6-May-1971 The Berliner Ensemble
Raymond Williams
Critic
31-Aug-1921 26-Jan-1988 Culture and Society
Zhelyu Zhelev
Head of State
3-Mar-1935   President of Bulgaria, 1990-97
Todor Zhivkov
Head of State
7-Sep-1911 5-Aug-1998 Leader of Bulgaria, 1954-89
Georgi Zhukov
Military
1-Dec-1896 18-Jun-1974 Soviet commander during WWII
Grigory Zinoviev
Government
23-Sep-1883 25-Aug-1936 Old Bolshevik executed during the Great Purge


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