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Konstantin Chernenko

Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko

Profession: Soviet General Secretary

Soviet Union

Why Famous: General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from February 13, 1984 until his death thirteen months later in 1985.

Born: September 24, 1911
Birthplace: Bolshaya Tes, Yeniseysk Governorate, Russian Empire

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra

Died: March 10, 1985 (aged 73)
Cause of Death: Emphysema

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