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 2,755,155 page views. His biography is available in 115 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 109 in 2019). Jacques Chirac is the 284th most popular politician (up from 359th in 2019), the 134th most popular biography from France (up from 166th in 2019) and the 35th 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 284 out of 15,710Before him are Golda Meir, Khafra, Edward II of England, Lee Kuan Yew, Bill Clinton, and Herod Antipas. After him are Charles VIII of France, Eva Perón, Xi Jinping, Alexander II of Russia, Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, and Nerva.

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Among people born in 1932, Jacques Chirac ranks 5Before him are Umberto Eco, Elizabeth Taylor, Johnny Cash, and Debbie Reynolds. After him are Andrei Tarkovsky, Omar Sharif, Miloš Forman, Luc Montagnier, François Truffaut, 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, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Bruno Ganz, Rutger Hauer, Alexei Leonov, Agnès Varda, Franco Zeffirelli, and Doris Day.

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Among people born in France, Jacques Chirac ranks 134 out of 5,234Before him are Jean de La Fontaine (1621), Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1640), Louis Daguerre (1787), Pierre Curie (1859), Saint Sebastian (300), and Jean-François Champollion (1790). After him are Charles VIII of France (1470), Alfred Dreyfus (1859), Jean-François Millet (1814), Charles VI of France (1368), Jacques Cartier (1491), and Hugh Capet (940).


Among politicians born in France, Jacques Chirac ranks 35Before him are Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), Charles VII of France (1403), Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1708), Georges Danton (1759), Philippe Pétain (1856), and Louis XVII of France (1785). After him are Charles VIII of France (1470), Charles VI of France (1368), Hugh Capet (940), Edward IV of England (1442), Louis XI of France (1423), and Philip V of Spain (1683).