Helen Suzman

1917 - 2009

Helen Suzman

Helen Suzman, DBE (7 November 1917 – 1 January 2009) was a South African anti-apartheid activist and politician. She represented a succession of liberal and centre-left opposition parties during her 36-year tenure in the whites-only, National Party-controlled House of Assembly of South Africa at the height of the apartheid era. She hosted the meeting that founded the Progressive Party in 1959, and was its only MP in the 160-member House for a period of 13 years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helen Suzman has received more than 228,424 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 11,207th most popular politician.

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  • 26

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  • 3.21

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  • 3.74

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Among politicians, Helen Suzman ranks 11,139 out of 14,801Before her are Daniel Morelon, Joshua Brookes, Lysandra, Lucretia Garfield, H. D. Deve Gowda, and Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. After her are Louis Ruchonnet, Antonín Švehla, William Bradford, Mario Echandi Jiménez, Nur-Adad, and Gustav Schuft.

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Among people born in 1917, Helen Suzman ranks 167Before her are Robert Byrd, Yuri Lyubimov, Lena Horne, Vernon A. Walters, Zoltán Fábri, and Fadwa Tuqan. After her are Durward Knowles, Ossie Davis, Jean Lucas, Kriangsak Chamanan, Fidel Sánchez Hernández, and Nils Karlsson. Among people deceased in 2009, Helen Suzman ranks 176Before her are Anselmo Duarte, Janet Jagan, Venetia Burney, Dan O'Bannon, Anna Yegorova, and Allen Klein. After her are Hong Song-nam, Lukas Foss, Alexis Argüello, Alain Bashung, Charlie Mariano, and Koko Taylor.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Helen Suzman ranks 79 out of 220Before her are Abdullah Ibrahim (1934), Oscar Pistorius (1986), Alan Paton (1903), C. R. Swart (1894), Alice Krige (1954), and Louis Raymond (1895). After her are Marlene Dumas (1953), Ian Scheckter (1947), Neville Lederle (1938), Navi Pillay (1941), Mark Shuttleworth (1973), and Tom Naudé (1889).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Helen Suzman ranks 30Before her are J. B. M. Hertzog (1866), Oliver Tambo (1917), Eben Dönges (1898), J. G. Strijdom (1893), Nico Diederichs (1903), and C. R. Swart (1894). After her are Tom Naudé (1889), Pik Botha (null), Jim Fouché (1898), Ahmed Kathrada (1929), Chris Hani (1942), and Mangosuthu Buthelezi (1928).

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