Georges Pompidou

1911 - 1974

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Georges Jean Raymond Pompidou ( POMP-id-oo, French: [ʒɔʁʒ pɔ̃pidu] (listen); 5 July 1911 – 2 April 1974) was a French politician who served as President of France from 1969 until his death in 1974. He previously was Prime Minister of France of President Charles de Gaulle from 1962 to 1968—the longest tenure in the position's history. In the context of the strong growth of the last years of the Trente Glorieuses, Pompidou continued De Gaulle's policy of modernisation, symbolised by the presidential use of the Concorde, the creation of large industrial groups and the launch of the high-speed train project (TGV). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georges Pompidou has received more than 1,180,915 page views. His biography is available in 126 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 122 in 2019). Georges Pompidou is the 462nd most popular politician (down from 460th in 2019), the 197th most popular biography from France (up from 212th in 2019) and the 51st most popular Politician.

Georges Pompidou was a French politician who served as the President of France from 1969 to 1974. He was the Prime Minister of France from 1962 to 1968.

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Among politicians, Georges Pompidou ranks 462 out of 15,577Before him are Ögedei Khan, Mary of Burgundy, Osman III, Radovan Karadžić, Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor, and Augustus II the Strong. After him are Lothair I, Arcadius, Robert the Bruce, Handan Sultan, Rudolf Höss, and Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou.

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Among people born in 1911, Georges Pompidou ranks 5Before him are Ronald Reagan, Josef Mengele, Baba Vanga, and Konstantin Chernenko. After him are Naguib Mahfouz, Juan Manuel Fangio, Emil Cioran, Władysław Szpilman, Nino Rota, William Golding, and Todor Zhivkov. Among people deceased in 1974, Georges Pompidou ranks 4Before him are Oskar Schindler, Charles Lindbergh, and Georgy Zhukov. After him are Juan Perón, James Chadwick, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Vittorio De Sica, Amin al-Husseini, Pär Lagerkvist, Baldur von Schirach, and U Thant.

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Among people born in France, Georges Pompidou ranks 197 out of 6,011Before him are Guy of Lusignan (1150), Roland Barthes (1915), André Breton (1896), Gustave Le Bon (1841), Vilfredo Pareto (1848), and Jean Racine (1639). After him are Jacques de Molay (1243), Pope Clement VI (1291), Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (1113), François Truffaut (1932), Henri de Saint-Simon (1760), and Henri Rousseau (1844).


Among politicians born in France, Georges Pompidou ranks 51Before him are Philip VI of France (1293), Louis X of France (1289), Louis Bonaparte (1778), Louis VIII of France (1187), Louis VII of France (1120), and Guy of Lusignan (1150). After him are Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (1113), Richard II of England (1367), Charles IV of France (1294), John II of France (1319), Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619), and François Hollande (1954).