Ieng Sary

1925 - 2013

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Ieng Sary (Khmer: អៀង សារី; born Kim Trang; 24 October 1925 – 14 March 2013) was the co-founder and senior member of the Khmer Rouge and one of the main architects of the Cambodian Genocide. He was a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kampuchea led by Pol Pot and served in the 1975–79 government of Democratic Kampuchea as foreign minister and deputy prime minister. He was known as "Brother Number Three", as he was third in command after Pol Pot and Nuon Chea. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ieng Sary has received more than 342,351 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Ieng Sary is the 2,460th most popular politician (up from 3,096th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Vietnam (up from 14th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Vietnamese Politician.

Ieng Sary was one of the leaders of the Khmer Rouge, the communist party that ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979. He was the deputy prime minister and foreign minister.

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Among politicians, Ieng Sary ranks 2,460 out of 19,576Before him are Qutb al-Din Aibak, Alcinous, Giovanni dalle Bande Nere, Emperor Go-Momozono, Eumenes II, and Magnentius. After him are Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Sajida Talfah, Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus, Frederick Augustus II of Saxony, Pleistarchus, and Yazid II.

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Among people born in 1925, Ieng Sary ranks 47Before him are George Kennedy, Sam Peckinpah, Maya Plisetskaya, Zvi Zamir, Robert Edwards, and Robert Altman. After him are Andrea Camilleri, Luciano Berio, Wong Fei-hung, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Robert Venturi, and Juan Alberto Schiaffino. Among people deceased in 2013, Ieng Sary ranks 34Before him are Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Sung Jae-gi, Bert Trautmann, Joan Fontaine, Richard Griffiths, and Robert Edwards. After him are Jack Vance, Rochus Misch, Ray Manzarek, Erich Priebke, Georges Moustaki, and Don Shirley.

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In Vietnam

Among people born in Vietnam, Ieng Sary ranks 11 out of 136Before him are Amanda Lear (1939), Lê Đức Thọ (1911), Thích Nhất Hạnh (1926), Thích Quảng Đức (1897), Nguyễn Phú Trọng (1944), and Bảo Đại (1913). After him are Lady Sun (192), Dương Văn Minh (1916), Lê Duẩn (1907), Kaysone Phomvihane (1920), Nguyễn Văn Thiệu (1923), and Gia Long (1762).

Among POLITICIANS In Vietnam

Among politicians born in Vietnam, Ieng Sary ranks 5Before him are Ho Chi Minh (1890), Ngo Dinh Diem (1901), Nguyễn Phú Trọng (1944), and Bảo Đại (1913). After him are Lady Sun (192), Dương Văn Minh (1916), Lê Duẩn (1907), Kaysone Phomvihane (1920), Nguyễn Văn Thiệu (1923), Gia Long (1762), and Madame Nhu (1924).