Ban Ki-moon

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Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon (Korean: 반기문; Hanja: 潘基文; Korean pronunciation: [pan.ɡi.mun]; born 13 June 1944) is a South Korean politician and diplomat who served as the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 2007 to December 2016. Before becoming the Secretary-General, Ban was a career diplomat in South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the United Nations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ban Ki-moon has received more than 3,651,803 page views. His biography is available in 118 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4th most popular diplomat.

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Among diplomats, Ban Ki-moon ranks 4 out of 44Before him are Pocahontas, Kofi Annan, and Gaius Marius. After him are Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Chiune Sugihara, Dag Hammarskjöld, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, John Jay, Alexandra Kollontai, Raoul Wallenberg, and Madeleine Albright.

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Among people born in 1944, Ban Ki-moon ranks 2Before him is Michael Douglas. After him are Rutger Hauer, Gerhard Schröder, George Lucas, Jeff Beck, Omar al-Bashir, Barry White, Reinhold Messner, Joe Cocker, Miloš Zeman, and Jimmy Page.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Ban Ki-moon ranks 1 out of 380After him are Kim Dae-jung (1924), Sukjong of Joseon (1661), Gojong of Korea (1852), Dongmyeong of Goguryeo (-58), Park Geun-hye (1952), Yi Sun-sin (1545), Jeongjo of Joseon (1752), Roh Moo-hyun (1946), Sunjong of Korea (1874), Kim Young-sam (1927), and Sejo of Joseon (1417).

Among DIPLOMATS In South Korea

Among diplomats born in South Korea, Ban Ki-moon ranks 1