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Allen Dulles

1893 - 1969

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Allen Welsh Dulles ( DUL-iss; April 7, 1893 – January 29, 1969) was an American lawyer who was the first civilian director of central intelligence (DCI), and its longest serving director to date. As head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) during the early Cold War, he oversaw the 1953 Iranian coup d'état, the 1954 Guatemalan coup d'état, the Lockheed U-2 aircraft program, the Project MKUltra mind control program and the Bay of Pigs Invasion. He was fired by John F. Kennedy over the latter fiasco. Dulles was a member of the Warren Commission that investigated the assassination of John F. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Allen Dulles has received more than 2,383,433 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Allen Dulles is the 4,357th most popular politician (down from 3,210th in 2019), the 1,444th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,057th in 2019) and the 96th most popular American Politician.

Allen Dulles was the director of the CIA from 1953 to 1961. He is most famous for overseeing the CIA's failed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961, and for his involvement in the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Among politicians, Allen Dulles ranks 4,357 out of 15,577Before him are Ranjit Singh, Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Anne of Austria, Landgravine of Thuringia, Max Amann, Auguste, Duke of Leuchtenberg, and Yury Luzhkov. After him are Isabella of Valois, Bayan I, Armin Laschet, Zhao Tuo, Hor, and Ordoño II of León.

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Among people born in 1893, Allen Dulles ranks 53Before him are Ernst Toller, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Walter Christaller, Walter Baade, Erwin Piscator, and Raymond Loewy. After him are Clemens Krauss, Roy O. Disney, Wallace Fard Muhammad, Nicholas J. Spykman, Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, and Battista Farina. Among people deceased in 1969, Allen Dulles ranks 42Before him are Robert Taylor, Wacław Sierpiński, Walter Christaller, Raymond A. Spruance, Eberhard von Mackensen, and Vjekoslav Luburić. After him are Zakir Husain, Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, Vito Genovese, Li Zongren, Prince Konrad of Bavaria, and Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis.

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Among people born in United States, Allen Dulles ranks 1,444 out of 18,182Before him are Daniel Nathans (1928), Richard Kuklinski (1935), Mariah Carey (1969), Dorothy Vaughan (1910), Robert Whittaker (1920), and Tyrone Power (1914). After him are Joseph Cotten (1905), Debbie Harry (1945), Ethan Allen (1738), Eric Roberts (1956), Danny Aiello (1933), and Henry Rollins (1961).

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Among politicians born in United States, Allen Dulles ranks 96Before him are Andrew Dickson White (1832), Aaron Burr (1756), John Foster Dulles (1888), Mike Pence (1959), Red Cloud (1822), and Charles G. Dawes (1865). After him are John Dickinson (1732), George Papandreou (1952), Conrad Hilton (1887), Janet Yellen (1946), Chief Seattle (1786), and William Walker (1824).