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Tito, Josip Broz

(Encyclopedia)Tito, Josip Broz yôˈsĭp brôz tēˈtō, 1892–1980, Yugoslav Communist leader, marshal of Yugoslavia. He was originally Josip Broz. As premier and minister of defense from 1945, Marshal Tito ru...

Ribičič, Mitja

(Encyclopedia)Ribičič, Mitja mēˈtyä rĭbĭchĭˈch [key], 1919–2013, Yugoslav politician. A Slovenian, he participated in the revolutionary student movement and joined the Communist party in 1941. He was a m...

Kardelj, Edvard

(Encyclopedia)Kardelj, Edvard ĕdˈvärt kärˈdĕlyə [key], 1910–79, Yugoslavian politician. A Slovenian schoolteacher, he early joined the Yugoslav Communist party. In 1940 he became a politburo member. He was...

Popović, Milentije

(Encyclopedia)Popović, Milentije pōˈpōvĭˈtyə [key], 1913–71, Yugoslav politician. Active in the Communist student movement, he became a member of the Yugoslav Communist party in 1939. He joined the partis...

Ranković, Aleksandar

(Encyclopedia)Ranković, Aleksandar älĕksänˈdär ränkōvĭˈtyə [key], 1909–83, Yugoslav political leader. A Serbian, he joined the Yugoslav Communist party in 1928 and later became (1937) a member of its c...

Djilas, Milovan

(Encyclopedia)Djilas, Milovan mēˈləvän jēˈläs [key], 1911–95, Yugoslav political leader and writer, b. Montenegro. A Communist party member from 1932, he helped Josip Broz Tito organize volunteers to fight...

Gomułka, Władysław

(Encyclopedia)Gomułka, Władysław vwädĭsˈwäf gəmo͝oˈkə [key], 1905–82, Polish Communist leader. Long a Communist, he helped establish the Polish Workers' party and was (1943–49) secretary of its centr...

Puente, Tito

(Encyclopedia)Puente, Tito (Ernesto Antonio Puente, Jr.) tēˈtō pwĕnˈtā [key], 1923–2000, American musician, b. New York City. One of the premier composers and players of Latin music, he was a bandleader, pi...

Schipa, Tito

(Encyclopedia)Schipa, Tito tēˈtō skēˈpä [key], 1888–1965, Italian operatic tenor. He made his debut in 1910 in Vercelli. After many appearances in Europe, he came to the United States in 1919, joining the C...

Mihajlović, Draža

(Encyclopedia)Mihajlović, Mihailović, or Mikhailovich, Draža or Dragoljub dräˈzhä mēhīˈlôvĭch, dräˈgôlyo͞obˌ [key], 1893–1946, Yugoslav soldier. He fought with the chetniks, a Serbian guerrilla fo...

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