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Jigme Dorji Wangchuck

1929 - 1972

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Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (Dzongkha: འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་པོ་ འཇིགས་མེད་རྡོ་རྗེ་དབང་ཕྱུག་མཆོག་, Wylie: jigs med rdo rje dbang phyug; 2 May 1928 – 21 July 1972) was the 3rd Druk Gyalpo of Bhutan.He began to open Bhutan to the outside world, began modernization, and took the first step towards democratization. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck has received more than 459,065 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Jigme Dorji Wangchuck is the 5,559th most popular politician (down from 5,180th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Bhutan (up from 4th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Bhutanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck ranks 5,559 out of 15,577Before him are Vologases VI, Ulpia Marciana, Latinus, Micheline Calmy-Rey, Chris Patten, and Peter Minuit. After him are Favila of Asturias, Princess Sophie of the Netherlands, René Préval, Eleanor de' Medici, John Hancock, and Uija of Baekje.

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Among people born in 1929, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck ranks 118Before him are Fred Phelps, Heiner Müller, José Santamaría, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, Vic Morrow, and André Previn. After him are Hugo Claus, Osamu Yamaji, Joan Plowright, Antonio Carbajal, Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti, and Branko Zebec. Among people deceased in 1972, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck ranks 52Before him are Hugo Steinhaus, Mahalia Jackson, Henry de Montherlant, Martiros Saryan, Josep Samitier, and George, Crown Prince of Serbia. After him are Ghassan Kanafani, Eugène Tisserant, Harlow Shapley, Matvei Zakharov, Stephen Timoshenko, and Lester B. Pearson.

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Among people born in Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck ranks 2 out of 14Before him are Ugyen Wangchuck (1862). After him are Jigme Singye Wangchuck (1955), Jigme Wangchuck (1905), Jigme Thinley (1952), Lotay Tshering (1969), Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche (1961), Tshering Tobgay (1965), Sangay Ngedup (1953), Jetsun Pema (1990), Khandu Wangchuk (1950), and Wangay Dorji (1974).


Among politicians born in Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck ranks 2Before him are Ugyen Wangchuck (1862). After him are Jigme Singye Wangchuck (1955), Jigme Wangchuck (1905), Jigme Thinley (1952), Lotay Tshering (1969), Tshering Tobgay (1965), Sangay Ngedup (1953), and Khandu Wangchuk (1950).