November 7 1879 CE – Marxist Revolutionary Leon Trotsky is Born

November 7 1879 CE – Marxist Revolutionary Leon Trotsky is BornRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons In a tiny Ukrainian village, far from the glamorous capital of the Russian Empire, St. Petersburg, a legendary figure in the October Revolution was born on November 7, 1879. The fifth of eight children, Leon Trotsky — actually named Lev Davidovich Bronshtein — would go on to become one of the most influential men in the rise of the Bolsheviks and during the early years after the establishment of the Soviet Union. Growing up on a successful farm, Trotsky was fortunate enough to be enrolled in school in the port city of Odessa […]