Aung San

1915 - 1947

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Aung San (Burmese: ဗိုလ်ချုပ် အောင်ဆန်း; MLCTS: aung hcan:, pronounced [àʊɰ̃ sʰáɰ̃]; 13 February 1915 – 19 July 1947) was a Burmese politician and revolutionary. He is often considered the man most responsible for bringing about Burma's independence from British rule, but was assassinated six months before independence. He explored many political movements throughout his life in the pursuit of Burmese independence: when he was a student he was influenced by communism and socialism; when he worked briefly with the Japanese military he was influenced by fascism; but, before the end of World War II he rejected this ideology and he promoted social democratic policies marked by multiculturalism and secularism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aung San has received more than 884,855 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Aung San is the 2,487th most popular politician (up from 2,692nd in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Myanmar (Burma) and the 2nd most popular Burmese Politician.

Aung San is most famous for being the leader of the Burmese independence movement and the founder of the Burma Socialist Programme Party.

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Among politicians, Aung San ranks 2,487 out of 15,710. Before him are Elsa Einstein, Auguste Beernaert, U of Goryeo, Ernesto Cardenal, Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus, and Toghrul. After him are Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, Gülnuş Sultan, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, Polyxena, Manuel Godoy, and Kaloyan of Bulgaria.

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Among people born in 1915, Aung San ranks 26Before him are Billie Holiday, Hu Yaobang, Fred Hoyle, Les Paul, Stanley Matthews, and Curd Jürgens. After him are Charles H. Townes, Robert A. Dahl, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Brother Roger, Bob Kane, and Robert Hofstadter. Among people deceased in 1947, Aung San ranks 33Before him are Victor Lustig, Irving Fisher, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Luigi Russolo, and Hans Fallada. After him are Manolete, Pierre Janet, Alexander Löhr, Stanley Baldwin, Bugsy Siegel, and Josephine Bakhita.

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In Myanmar (Burma)

Among people born in Myanmar (Burma), Aung San ranks 3 out of 26. Before him are Aung San Suu Kyi (1945) and U Thant (1909). After him are Than Shwe (1933), U Nu (1907), Bayinnaung (1516), Ne Win (1910), Thein Sein (1944), Anawrahta (1015), Alaungpaya (1714), Saki (1870), and Htin Kyaw (1946).

Among POLITICIANS In Myanmar (Burma)

Among politicians born in Myanmar (Burma), Aung San ranks 2Before him are U Thant (1909). After him are Than Shwe (1933), U Nu (1907), Bayinnaung (1516), Ne Win (1910), Thein Sein (1944), Anawrahta (1015), Alaungpaya (1714), Htin Kyaw (1946), Diana Abgar (1859), and Thibaw Min (1859).