B. J. Habibie

1936 - 2019

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Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie (Indonesian: [baxaˈrudːin ˈjusuf haˈbibi] , 25 June 1936 – 11 September 2019) was an Indonesian politician, engineer and scientist who served as the third president of Indonesia from 1998 to 1999. Less than three months after his inauguration as the seventh vice president in March 1998, he succeeded Suharto, who resigned after 32 years in office. Originating from Sulawesi with Bugis-Gorontalese and Javanese ancestry, his presidency was seen as a landmark and transition to the Reform era. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of B. J. Habibie has received more than 1,882,080 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). B. J. Habibie is the 2,491st most popular politician (up from 2,583rd in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Indonesia (down from 4th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Indonesian Politician.

B. J. Habibie is most famous for being the president of Indonesia in 1998.

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Among politicians, B. J. Habibie ranks 2,491 out of 19,576Before him are Mohammed Badie, Alfonso VII of León and Castile, Mary of Guise, Françoise Marie de Bourbon, Emperor Kōshō, and Werner von Haeften. After him are Andronikos IV Palaiologos, Otto Grotewohl, Porus, Antonín Novotný, Serzh Sargsyan, and Sancho II of Castile and León.

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Among people born in 1936, B. J. Habibie ranks 42Before him are Robert Woodrow Wilson, Jim Clark, Burt Reynolds, Albert Finney, Gerhard Ertl, and Buddy Holly. After him are Günter Blobel, Steve Reich, Émile Lahoud, Ghassan Kanafani, Bill Wyman, and Raymond Poulidor. Among people deceased in 2019, B. J. Habibie ranks 35Before him are Mariss Jansons, Marie Laforêt, Bibi Andersson, Doris Day, Albert Finney, and Andrea Camilleri. After him are Manfred Eigen, David J. Thouless, Claudine Auger, Murray Gell-Mann, Tony Buzan, and Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

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In Indonesia

Among people born in Indonesia, B. J. Habibie ranks 8 out of 158Before him are Suharto (1921), Willem Einthoven (1860), Megawati Sukarnoputri (1947), Abdurrahman Wahid (1940), Joko Widodo (1961), and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (1949). After him are Anthony Fokker (1890), Laura Gemser (1950), Prabowo Subianto (1951), Enrique of Malacca (1495), Mohammad Hatta (1902), and Gajah Mada (1290).

Among POLITICIANS In Indonesia

Among politicians born in Indonesia, B. J. Habibie ranks 7Before him are Sukarno (1901), Suharto (1921), Megawati Sukarnoputri (1947), Abdurrahman Wahid (1940), Joko Widodo (1961), and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (1949). After him are Prabowo Subianto (1951), Mohammad Hatta (1902), Gajah Mada (1290), Diponegoro (1785), Ma'ruf Amin (1943), and Jusuf Kalla (1942).