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Josip Tito

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Birthday ***, 1892
Place of Birth Kumrovec, Croatia
Death day May 4, 1980 (87 years old)
Zodiac Sign Taurus
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Josip Tito

Josip Broz, commonly known as Tito, was a Yugoslav communist revolutionary and statesman, serving in various roles from 1943 until his death in 1980. During World War II, he was the leader of the Partisans, often regarded as the most effective resistance movement in occupied Europe. He also served as the president of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 14 January 1953 until his death on 4 May 1980. Broz was born to a Croat father and Slovene mother in the village of Kumrovec, Austria-Hungary. Drafted into military service, he distinguished himself, becoming the youngest sergeant major in the Austro-Hungarian Army of that time. After being seriously wounded and captured by the Russians during World War I, he was sent to a work camp in the Ural Mountains. He participated in some events of the Russian Revolution in 1917 and the subsequent Civil War.

BornJosip Broz, May 7, 1892, Kumrovec, Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia, Austria-Hungary
DiedMay 4, 1980, Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalityYugoslav
Political partySKJ, RCP (b)
Domestic partnerDavorjanka Paunović, (1943⁠–⁠1946)
ChildrenZlatica Broz, Hinko Broz, Žarko Leon Broz, Aleksandar Broz
OccupationLocksmith, Machinist, revolutionary, resistance commander, statesman
Civilian awards98 international and 21 Yugoslav decorations, including, Order of the Yugoslav Star, Legion of Honour, Order of the Bath, Order of Lenin, Order of Merit of Italy, (short list below, full list in the article)
Preceded byIvan Ribar, (as President of the Presidency of the People's Assembly)
Succeeded byLazar Koliševski, (as President of the presidency)
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About Josip Tito

Former politician and leader of the Yugoslav Partisans, Europe's largest and most effective anti-Nazi resistance movement. He served as the 1st President of Yugoslavia from 1953 to 1980 and was a popular diplomatic figure abroad despite his reputation as a dictator.

Josip Tito before fame

Prior to founding the Yugoslav Partisans, he was conscripted into the Austro-Hungarian Army.

Achievement of Josip Tito

He has been the recipient of over 100 awards -- 80 of which were international -- including the Order of the Yugoslav Star.

Josip Tito family life

He had four children with his partner, Davorjanka Paunović.

Associations of Josip Tito

He and fellow politician John Lodge both received Legions of Honor during their lives.

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Latest information about Josip Tito updated on May 10 2021.