Ieng Thirith

1932 - 2015

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Ieng Thirith (née Khieu; Khmer: អៀង ធីរិទ្ធ; 10 March 1932 – 22 August 2015) was an influential intellectual and politician in the Khmer Rouge, although she was neither a member of the Khmer Rouge Standing Committee nor of the Central Committee. Ieng Thirith was the wife of Ieng Sary, who was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Democratic Kampuchea's Khmer Rouge regime. She served as Minister of Social Affairs from October 1975 until the fall of the Khmer Rouge in 1979.She was the sister of Khieu Ponnary, who was the first wife of Pol Pot. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ieng Thirith has received more than 122,841 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Ieng Thirith is the 7,066th most popular politician (up from 7,475th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Cambodia (up from 23rd in 2019) and the 19th most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Ieng Thirith ranks 7,066 out of 15,577Before her are Pylyp Orlyk, Peter I of Cyprus, Mustafa Reşid Pasha, Raif Dizdarević, Aulus Plautius, and Poul Schlüter. After her are Louis VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Jeffrey Archer, Orso Ipato, Conrad I, Count of Auxerre, Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, and Charles Eugene, Duke of Württemberg.

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Among people born in 1932, Ieng Thirith ranks 119Before her are Charly Gaul, Spyros Kyprianou, Manuel Puig, Harry Gregg, Meir Kahane, and Renato Martino. After her are Kurt Diemberger, Benigno Aquino Jr., Guillermo Mordillo, Carl Perkins, Bronius Kutavičius, and Branko Lustig. Among people deceased in 2015, Ieng Thirith ranks 99Before her are André Brink, Kenzo Ohashi, John Guillermin, Patrick Macnee, Satoru Iwata, and Shigeru Mizuki. After her are Percy Sledge, Magali Noël, Tadahiko Ueda, Jaakko Hintikka, Adrian Frutiger, and Jenő Buzánszky.

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In Cambodia

Among people born in Cambodia, Ieng Thirith ranks 21 out of 35Before her are Ta Mok (1926), Kang Kek Iew (1942), Ram Khamhaeng (1237), Sisowath of Cambodia (1840), Nuon Chea (1926), and Ang Duong (1796). After her are Yasovarman I (900), Haing S. Ngor (1940), Ang Mey (1815), Son Sann (1911), Khuang Aphaiwong (1902), and Penn Nouth (1906).

Among POLITICIANS In Cambodia

Among politicians born in Cambodia, Ieng Thirith ranks 19Before her are Suryavarman II (1095), Norodom Suramarit (1896), Ram Khamhaeng (1237), Sisowath of Cambodia (1840), Nuon Chea (1926), and Ang Duong (1796). After her are Yasovarman I (900), Ang Mey (1815), Son Sann (1911), Khuang Aphaiwong (1902), Penn Nouth (1906), and Sisowath Sirik Matak (1914).