Ho Chi Minh

1890 - 1969

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Hồ Chí Minh (; Vietnamese: [hò cǐ mīŋ̟] (listen), Saigon: [hò cǐ mɨ̄n]; Chữ Hán: 胡志明; 19 May 1890 – 2 September 1969), born Nguyễn Sinh Cung, also known as Nguyễn Tất Thành, Nguyễn Ái Quốc, Bác Hồ, or simply Bác ('Uncle', pronounced [ʔɓaːk̚˦˥]), was a Vietnamese revolutionary and politician. He served as Prime Minister of Democratic Republic of Vietnam from 1945 to 1955 and President from 1945 until his death in 1969. Ideologically a Marxist–Leninist, he served as Chairman and First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Vietnam. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ho Chi Minh has received more than 7,045,908 page views. His biography is available in 117 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 111 in 2019). Ho Chi Minh is the 156th most popular politician (down from 138th in 2019), the most popular biography from Vietnam and the most popular Vietnamese Politician.

Ho Chi Minh is most famous for being the leader of North Vietnam and the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.

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  • 117

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  • 5.50

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Among politicians, Ho Chi Minh ranks 156 out of 15,710Before him are Murad I, Caracalla, Joseph Goebbels, Oliver Cromwell, Pol Pot, and Henry III of France. After him are Demosthenes, Batu Khan, Brutus the Younger, Cyrus the Great, Joanna of Castile, and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

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Among people born in 1890, Ho Chi Minh ranks 3Before him are Agatha Christie and Charles de Gaulle. After him are Dwight D. Eisenhower, Egon Schiele, Friedrich Paulus, Boris Pasternak, Vyacheslav Molotov, H. P. Lovecraft, Alfred Jodl, Karel Čapek, and Kurt Lewin. Among people deceased in 1969, Ho Chi Minh ranks 1After him are Judy Garland, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Karl Jaspers, Walter Gropius, Theodor W. Adorno, Sharon Tate, Franz von Papen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Kliment Voroshilov, Rocky Marciano, and Liu Shaoqi.

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In Vietnam

Among people born in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh ranks 1 out of 106After him are Võ Nguyên Giáp (1911), Ngo Dinh Diem (1901), Amanda Lear (1939), Marguerite Duras (1914), Thích Quảng Đức (1897), Bảo Đại (1913), Lê Đức Thọ (1911), Thích Nhất Hạnh (1926), Lady Sun (192), Nguyễn Phú Trọng (1944), and Nguyễn Văn Thiệu (1923).

Among POLITICIANS In Vietnam

Among politicians born in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh ranks 1After him are Ngo Dinh Diem (1901), Bảo Đại (1913), Lady Sun (192), Nguyễn Phú Trọng (1944), Nguyễn Văn Thiệu (1923), Dương Văn Minh (1916), Ieng Sary (1925), Kaysone Phomvihane (1920), Lê Duẩn (1907), Gia Long (1762), and Madame Nhu (1924).