Jacques Santer

1937 - Today

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Jacques Santer (born 18 May 1937) is a Luxembourg politician who served as the 9th President of the European Commission from 1995 to 1999. He served as Finance Minister of Luxembourg from 1979 until 1989, and the 20th Prime Minister of Luxembourg from 1984 to 1995, as a member of the Christian Social People's Party (CSV), which was the leading party in the Luxembourg government between 1979 and 2013. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Santer has received more than 163,090 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Jacques Santer is the 2,966th most popular politician (down from 2,289th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Luxembourg (down from 10th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Luxembourger Politician.

Jacques Santer is most famous for being the president of the European Commission from 1995 to 1999. He was the first president of the European Commission to be elected by the Parliament, rather than appointed by the Council.

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Among politicians, Jacques Santer ranks 2,966 out of 15,710Before him are Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse, Aslan Maskhadov, Emperor Hui of Jin, Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen, Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach, and Shavkat Mirziyoyev. After him are Nikolai Tikhonov, George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia, Jehoash of Israel, Ayas Mehmed Pasha, and Olaf III of Norway.

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Among people born in 1937, Jacques Santer ranks 46Before him are Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Thomas Pynchon, Colin Powell, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Robert Lucas Jr., and Avram Hershko. After him are Paolo Conte, Andrei Konchalovsky, Abu Nidal, Roger Zelazny, Ferdinand Piëch, and Sigmund Jähn.

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In Luxembourg

Among people born in Luxembourg, Jacques Santer ranks 11 out of 69Before him are Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1955), Jean-Claude Juncker (1954), Étienne Lenoir (1822), Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1921), Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1894), and Jules A. Hoffmann (1941). After him are Ernst von Mansfeld (1580), Edward Steichen (1879), Gaston Thorn (1928), Hugo Gernsback (1884), Joseph Bech (1887), and Charly Gaul (1932).

Among POLITICIANS In Luxembourg

Among politicians born in Luxembourg, Jacques Santer ranks 6Before him are Robert Schuman (1886), John of Bohemia (1296), Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1896), Jean-Claude Juncker (1954), and Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1894). After him are Gaston Thorn (1928), Joseph Bech (1887), Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Hohenberg (1922), Michel Théato (1878), Xavier Bettel (1973), and Viviane Reding (1951).