Dilma Rousseff

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Dilma Vana Rousseff (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈdʒiwmɐ ˈvɐ̃nɐ ʁuˈsɛf(i)]; Bulgarian: Дилма Вана Русеф; born 14 December 1947) is a Brazilian economist and politician who served as the 36th president of Brazil, holding the position from 2011 until her impeachment and removal from office on 31 August 2016. She was the first woman to hold the Brazilian presidency and had previously served as Chief of Staff to former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from 2005 to 2010.The daughter of a Bulgarian immigrant, Rousseff was raised in an upper middle class household in Belo Horizonte. She became a socialist in her youth and after the 1964 coup d'état joined left-wing and Marxist urban guerrilla groups that fought against the military dictatorship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dilma Rousseff has received more than 3,129,819 page views. Her biography is available in 104 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 106 in 2019). Dilma Rousseff is the 826th most popular politician (down from 723rd in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Brazil and the 2nd most popular Brazilian Politician.

In 2011, Dilma Rousseff became the first woman to be elected president of Brazil. She was re-elected in 2014.

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Among politicians, Dilma Rousseff ranks 826 out of 15,710Before her are Constans II, Liu Shaoqi, Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, Nikolai Bukharin, Shapur I, and Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden. After her are Ancus Marcius, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Justinian II, Jiaqing Emperor, Gro Harlem Brundtland, and Jerry Brown.

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Among people born in 1947, Dilma Rousseff ranks 10Before her are Stephen King, Paulo Coelho, David Bowie, Elton John, Brian May, and Brian Johnson. After her are James Hunt, O. J. Simpson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Paul Auster, Carlos Santana, and Florentino Pérez.

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Among people born in Brazil, Dilma Rousseff ranks 7 out of 1,947Before her are Pelé (1940), Garrincha (1933), Paulo Coelho (1947), Oscar Niemeyer (1907), Ayrton Senna (1960), and Jair Bolsonaro (1955). After her are Zico (1953), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), Michel Temer (1940), Didi (1928), Pedro II of Brazil (1825), and Jorge Amado (1912).


Among politicians born in Brazil, Dilma Rousseff ranks 2Before her are Jair Bolsonaro (1955). After her are Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), Michel Temer (1940), Pedro II of Brazil (1825), Getúlio Vargas (1882), Sérgio Vieira de Mello (1948), Maria II of Portugal (1819), Juscelino Kubitschek (1902), Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1931), Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco (1897), and Zumbi (1655).

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