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Ferdinand Marcos

1917 - 1989

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Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos Sr. (UK: MAR-koss, US: -⁠kohss, -⁠kawss, Tagalog: [ˈmaɾkɔs]; September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989) was a Filipino politician, lawyer, dictator, and kleptocrat who was the 10th president of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. He ruled under martial law from 1972 until 1981 and kept most of his martial law powers until he was deposed in 1986, branding his rule as "constitutional authoritarianism": 414  under his Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (New Society Movement). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand Marcos has received more than 9,205,859 page views. His biography is available in 126 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 121 in 2019). Ferdinand Marcos is the 2,472nd most popular politician (down from 1,778th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Philippines (up from 3rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Filipino Politician.

Ferdinand Marcos was the president of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. Marcos is most famous for his declaration of Martial Law in 1972 and his ousting from power in 1986.

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  • 126

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  • 9.67

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Among politicians, Ferdinand Marcos ranks 2,472 out of 15,577Before him are Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier, Abe no Seimei, Pierre Trudeau, Ezer Weizman, Milton Obote, and George William, Elector of Brandenburg. After him are Weneg, Erich Mielke, Isabella Jagiellon, Emperor Suzong of Tang, John VII Palaiologos, and Haakon IV of Norway.

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Among people born in 1917, Ferdinand Marcos ranks 31Before him are Jean-Pierre Melville, Bourvil, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, James Rainwater, Sven Hassel, and George Gaynes. After him are Dizzy Gillespie, Algirdas Julien Greimas, Danielle Darrieux, John Lee Hooker, Thelonious Monk, and Edward Norton Lorenz. Among people deceased in 1989, Ferdinand Marcos ranks 33Before him are William Shockley, John Hicks, Hermann Oberth, Daphne du Maurier, Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, and John Cassavetes. After him are George Beadle, Emilio Segrè, Kōnosuke Matsushita, Jerzy Kukuczka, Leon Festinger, and Joris Ivens.

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In Philippines

Among people born in Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos ranks 2 out of 126Before him are Rodrigo Duterte (1945). After him are Emilio Aguinaldo (1869), Lapu-Lapu (1491), José Rizal (1861), Corazon Aquino (1933), Imelda Marcos (1929), Paulino Alcántara (1896), Andrés Bonifacio (1863), Isabel Preysler (1951), Benigno Aquino Jr. (1932), and Manuel L. Quezon (1878).

Among POLITICIANS In Philippines

Among politicians born in Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos ranks 2Before him are Rodrigo Duterte (1945). After him are Emilio Aguinaldo (1869), Lapu-Lapu (1491), Corazon Aquino (1933), Benigno Aquino Jr. (1932), Manuel L. Quezon (1878), Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (1947), Jose P. Laurel (1891), Apolinario Mabini (1864), Elpidio Quirino (1890), and Florencio Campomanes (1927).