Josip Broz Tito

Josip Broz Tito

Born: May 7, 1892

Died: May 4, 1980

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Occupation: Machinist, revolutionary, statesman

Biography: Marshal Josip Broz Tito was a Yugoslav revolutionary and statesman, serving in various roles from 1945 until his death in 1980. While his presidency has been criticized as authoritarian, due to his successful economic and diplomatic policies, Tito was seen by most as a benevolent dictator, and was a popular public figure both in Yugoslavia and abroad.

Source/Notes: Jasper Ridley, Tito: A Biography (Constable and Company Ltd., 1994), p. 185. - Other

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Source/Notes: Tito, as quoted in Julie Mertus' Kosovo: how myths and truths started a war (University of California Press, 1999), p. 22 - Other