Jacques Chirac

1932 - 2019

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Jacques René Chirac (UK: , US: (listen), French: [ʒak ʁəne ʃiʁak] (listen); 29 November 1932 – 26 September 2019) was a French politician who served as President of France from 1995 to 2007. Chirac was previously Prime Minister of France from 1974 to 1976 and from 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 3,180,672 page views. His biography is available in 121 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 115 in 2019). Jacques Chirac is the 304th most popular politician (down from 284th in 2019), the 122nd most popular biography from France (up from 134th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular 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 304 out of 15,577Before him are Scipio Africanus, Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, Cardinal Mazarin, Raúl Castro, Sulla, and Hugh Capet. After him are Croesus, Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, Solon, Louis XVIII of France, Sargon of Akkad, and Viktor Yanukovych.

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Among people born in 1932, Jacques Chirac ranks 2Before him is Umberto Eco. After him are Luc Montagnier, Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, Omar Sharif, Andrei Tarkovsky, François Truffaut, Miloš Forman, Johnny Cash, John Williams, and Cesare Maldini. Among people deceased in 2019, Jacques Chirac ranks 3Before him are Toni Morrison and Karl Lagerfeld. After him are Niki Lauda, Robert Mugabe, Rutger Hauer, Bruno Ganz, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Robert Forster, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Mohamed Morsi, and Agnès Varda.

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Among people born in France, Jacques Chirac ranks 122 out of 6,011Before him are Rudolf Diesel (1858), Marcel Duchamp (1887), Jacques Lacan (1901), François Rabelais (1494), Charles XIV John of Sweden (1763), and Hugh Capet (940). After him are Louis XVIII of France (1755), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), Henri Poincaré (1854), Nicolas Poussin (1594), Luc Montagnier (1932), and Charles VI of France (1368).


Among politicians born in France, Jacques Chirac ranks 32Before him are Louis XVII of France (1785), Charles VII of France (1403), Philippe Pétain (1856), Georges Danton (1759), Philip II of France (1165), and Hugh Capet (940). After him are Louis XVIII of France (1755), Charles VI of France (1368), Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), Louis XII of France (1462), Charles VIII of France (1470), and Louis XI of France (1423).