Jacques Chirac

1932 - 2019

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Jacques René Chirac (French: [ʒak ʁəne ʃiʁak] ; UK: , US: ; 29 November 1932 – 26 September 2019) was a French politician who served as President of France from 1995 to 2007. He was previously Prime Minister of France from 1974 to 1976 and 1986 to 1988, as well as Mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995. After attending the École nationale d'administration, Chirac began his career as a high-level civil servant, entering politics shortly thereafter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Chirac has received more than 3,979,881 page views. His biography is available in 127 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 121 in 2019). Jacques Chirac is the 215th most popular politician (up from 302nd in 2019), the 85th most popular biography from France (up from 122nd in 2019) and the 21st most popular French Politician.

Jacques Chirac was the President of France from 1995 to 2007. He is most famous for his opposition to the Iraq War in 2003.

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Among politicians, Jacques Chirac ranks 215 out of 19,576Before him are George H. W. Bush, Haakon VII of Norway, Louis XVII of France, Olav V of Norway, Xi Jinping, and Kublai Khan. After him are Tomyris, Klemens von Metternich, Louis IX of France, Nicholas I of Russia, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, and Harun al-Rashid.

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Among people born in 1932, Jacques Chirac ranks 2Before him is Umberto Eco. After him are Debbie Reynolds, Andrei Tarkovsky, Elizabeth Taylor, Omar Sharif, François Truffaut, Miloš Forman, Johnny Cash, John Williams, Abebe Bikila, and Peter O'Toole. Among people deceased in 2019, Jacques Chirac ranks 1After him are Toni Morrison, Karl Lagerfeld, Niki Lauda, Agnès Varda, Robert Mugabe, Jeffrey Epstein, Rutger Hauer, Robert Forster, Bruno Ganz, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and Mohamed Morsi.

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Among people born in France, Jacques Chirac ranks 85 out of 6,770Before him are Henry III of France (1551), Madame du Barry (1743), Louis Braille (1809), Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744), Louis XVII of France (1785), and Pierre de Coubertin (1863). After him are Louis IX of France (1214), Pope Urban II (1042), Gustave Courbet (1819), Irène Joliot-Curie (1897), Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736), and Michel de Montaigne (1533).


Among politicians born in France, Jacques Chirac ranks 21Before him are Louis Philippe I (1773), Charles X of France (1757), Maximilien Robespierre (1758), Louis the Pious (778), Henry III of France (1551), and Louis XVII of France (1785). After him are Louis IX of France (1214), Caracalla (188), Louis XI of France (1423), François Mitterrand (1916), Philip II of France (1165), and Philip V of Spain (1683).