Benjamin Sheares

1907 - 1981

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Benjamin Henry Sheares (12 August 1907 – 12 May 1981) was a Singaporean physician who served as the second President of Singapore from 1971 until his death in 1981. Sheares retired in 1960 and was in private practice before being elected by the Parliament as president after President Yusof Ishak died on 23 November 1970. Sheares was sworn in as president on 2 January 1971. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benjamin Sheares has received more than 221,363 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Benjamin Sheares is the 12,176th most popular politician (down from 10,836th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Singapore (down from 9th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Singaporean Politician.

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Among politicians, Benjamin Sheares ranks 12,176 out of 15,710Before him are Veríssimo Correia Seabra, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Phoolan Devi, Thomas Madsen-Mygdal, José Mariano Salas, and Jean Tiberi. After him are Alexander Stubb, Sharad Pawar, Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, Petros Protopapadakis, Carl Bonde, and Margaret of Bourbon, Queen of Navarre.

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Among people born in 1907, Benjamin Sheares ranks 232Before him are Kinue Hitomi, Vitaliano Brancati, Reino Kuuskoski, Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer, Luiz Gervazoni, and Eugène Chaboud. After him are Jack Albertson, Sven Andersson, Vicente Enrique y Tarancón, Heikki Savolainen, Leslie Charteris, and Raúl Silva Henríquez. Among people deceased in 1981, Benjamin Sheares ranks 153Before him are Yury Trifonov, Frances Yates, Elemér Kocsis, Anita Loos, Francesca Woodman, and Rosa Ponselle. After him are Jack Albertson, Sven Andersson, Bob Hite, Mary Lou Williams, Álvaro Cunqueiro, and Mikhail Zharov.

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In Singapore

Among people born in Singapore, Benjamin Sheares ranks 11 out of 29Before him are Goh Chok Tong (1941), Tony Tan (1940), S. R. Nathan (1924), Vanessa-Mae (1978), Wee Kim Wee (1915), and Ho Ching (1953). After him are Ong Teng Cheong (1936), Leslie Charteris (1907), Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (1952), Kygo (1991), Jackson Rathbone (1984), and Fann Wong (1971).

Among POLITICIANS In Singapore

Among politicians born in Singapore, Benjamin Sheares ranks 10Before him are Parameswara (1344), Goh Chok Tong (1941), Tony Tan (1940), S. R. Nathan (1924), Wee Kim Wee (1915), and Ho Ching (1953). After him are Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (1952) and David Marshall (1908).