Ban Ki-moon

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Ban Ki-moon (Korean: 반기문; Hanja: 潘基文; Korean pronunciation: [ban.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 4,328,913 page views. His biography is available in 118 different languages on Wikipedia. Ban Ki-moon is the 4th most popular diplomat, the 2nd most popular biography from South Korea (down from 1st in 2019) and the most popular South Korean Diplomat.

Ban Ki-moon is most famous for being the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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Among diplomats, Ban Ki-moon ranks 4 out of 51Before him are Pocahontas, Kofi Annan, and Gaius Marius. After him are Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Dag Hammarskjöld, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Alexandra Kollontai, John Jay, Raoul Wallenberg, John R. Bolton, and Ferdinand de Lesseps.

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Among people born in 1944, Ban Ki-moon ranks 3Before him are Danny DeVito and Michael Douglas. After him are Gerhard Schröder, George Lucas, Jeff Beck, Barry White, Joe Cocker, Miloš Zeman, Jimmy Page, Rutger Hauer, and Alexander Van der Bellen.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Ban Ki-moon ranks 2 out of 774Before him are Sejong the Great (1397). After him are Park Chung-hee (1917), Syngman Rhee (1875), Moon Jae-in (1953), Kim Dae-jung (1924), Chun Doo-hwan (1931), Jeongjo of Joseon (1752), Yeongjo of Joseon (1694), Gojong of Korea (1852), Sukjong of Joseon (1661), and Empress Gi (1315).

Among DIPLOMATS In South Korea

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