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Benjamin Sheares

1907 - 1981

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Benjamin Henry Sheares (12 August 1907 – 12 May 1981) was a Singaporean politician, physician and academic 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 as the president of Singapore by the Parliament after the death of President Yusof Ishak on 23 November 1970. He was sworn on 2 January 1971. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benjamin Sheares has received more than 257,686 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Benjamin Sheares is the 12,852nd most popular politician (down from 12,160th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Singapore and the 9th most popular Singaporean Politician.

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Among politicians, Benjamin Sheares ranks 12,852 out of 15,577Before him are Gaius Calpurnius Piso, Spyridon Trikoupis, Anand Panyarachun, Józef Bilczewski, Mahmud Tarzi, and Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Louly. After him are Henry Knox, Sanjay Gandhi, Stefan Yanev, Froyla Tzalam, Eucratides II, and Pierluigi Martini.

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Among people born in 1907, Benjamin Sheares ranks 215Before him are Amir Sjarifuddin, Jean Langlais, Martti Miettunen, Đuro Kurepa, Émile Veinante, and Vasja Pirc. After him are Anton Schall, Lydia Chukovskaya, Paula Wessely, Alexander Knox, Georges Speicher, and Sigmund Ruud. Among people deceased in 1981, Benjamin Sheares ranks 142Before him are Ivan Galamian, Juan Trippe, Elemér Kocsis, Paco Bienzobas, Hoagy Carmichael, and Francis Hunter. After him are Yury Trifonov, Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, William Gopallawa, Rudolf Krčil, Gerhard Marcks, and Anita Loos.

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In Singapore

Among people born in Singapore, Benjamin Sheares ranks 11 out of 35Before him are Goh Chok Tong (1941), Tony Tan (1940), S. R. Nathan (1924), Vanessa-Mae (1978), Wee Kim Wee (1915), and Ong Teng Cheong (1936). After him are Julia Nickson (1958), Leslie Charteris (1907), Ho Ching (1953), Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (1952), Fann Wong (1971), and Jackson Rathbone (1984).

Among POLITICIANS In Singapore

Among politicians born in Singapore, Benjamin Sheares ranks 9Before him are Lee Hsien Loong (1952), Parameswara (1344), Goh Chok Tong (1941), Tony Tan (1940), S. R. Nathan (1924), and Wee Kim Wee (1915). After him are Ho Ching (1953), Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (1952), and David Marshall (1908).