Jigme Wangchuck

1905 - 1952

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Jigme Wangchuck (Dzongkha: འཇིགས་མེད་དབང་ཕྱུག, Wylie: o jigs med dbang phyug; 1905 – 30 March 1952) was the 2nd Druk Gyalpo or king of Bhutan from 26 August 1926, until his death. Under his reign, Bhutan continued to maintain almost complete isolation from the outside world, maintaining only limited relations with the British Raj in India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jigme Wangchuck has received more than 188,667 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Jigme Wangchuck is the 5,095th most popular politician (up from 6,939th 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 Wangchuck ranks 5,095 out of 15,710Before him are Emperor Seiwa, Pothinus, Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres, Władysław I Herman, Manmohan Singh, and Mahmud Barzanji. After him are Francisco de Paula Santander, Archduchess Adelheid of Austria, Jovan Vladimir, Tarabai, Ranjit Singh, and Valentin Pavlov.

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Among people born in 1905, Jigme Wangchuck ranks 68Before him are Albert Pierrepoint, Piet Hein, Karl Guthe Jansky, Erich Naumann, Enrique Ballestrero, and Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria. After him are Pierre Gemayel, André Jolivet, Anna May Wong, Emílio Garrastazu Médici, Angelo Schiavio, and Jean-Marie Villot. Among people deceased in 1952, Jigme Wangchuck ranks 37Before him are Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, John Langenus, Alfred Einstein, Bedřich Hrozný, Rudolf Slánský, and Charles Scott Sherrington. After him are Efim Bogoljubov, Pedro Lascuráin, Luigi Fagioli, Johan Nygaardsvold, Kenwa Mabuni, and Otto Dietrich.

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Among people born in Bhutan, Jigme Wangchuck ranks 2 out of 14Before him are Ugyen Wangchuck (1862). After him are Jigme Singye Wangchuck (1955), Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1929), 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 Wangchuck ranks 2Before him are Ugyen Wangchuck (1862). After him are Jigme Singye Wangchuck (1955), Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1929), Jigme Thinley (1952), Tshering Tobgay (1965), Sangay Ngedup (1953), Lotay Tshering (1969), and Khandu Wangchuk (1950).