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 1929 – 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 355,465 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Jigme Dorji Wangchuck is the 5,187th most popular politician (up from 6,318th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Bhutan (down from 2nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Bhutanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck ranks 5,187 out of 15,710Before him are Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia, Nikola Zhekov, Mohamed Boudiaf, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, Edi Rama, and Pierre Mendès France. After him are Nicolae Timofti, Ka, Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, Nebuchadnezzar III, Marek Edelman, and Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax.

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Among people born in 1929, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck ranks 115Before him are Ira Levin, Joan Plowright, Zillur Rahman, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, Isabel Sarli, and John Polanyi. After him are Sam Nujoma, Menahem Golan, Anne Meara, Robert Faurisson, Branko Zebec, and Alexis Weissenberg. Among people deceased in 1972, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck ranks 47Before him are S. R. Ranganathan, Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, Emil Maurice, Josep Samitier, Stephen Timoshenko, and Harlow Shapley. After him are Henry de Montherlant, Natalie Clifford Barney, Bronislava Nijinska, Jules Romains, William Dieterle, and Watchman Nee.

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Among people born in Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck ranks 4 out of 14Before him are Ugyen Wangchuck (1862), Jigme Wangchuck (1905), and Jigme Singye Wangchuck (1955). After him are Jigme Thinley (1952), Jetsun Pema (1990), Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche (1961), Tshering Tobgay (1965), Sangay Ngedup (1953), Lotay Tshering (1969), Wangay Dorji (1974), and Khandu Wangchuk (1950).


Among politicians born in Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck ranks 4Before him are Ugyen Wangchuck (1862), Jigme Wangchuck (1905), and Jigme Singye Wangchuck (1955). After him are Jigme Thinley (1952), Tshering Tobgay (1965), Sangay Ngedup (1953), Lotay Tshering (1969), and Khandu Wangchuk (1950).