POLITICIAN

José Figueres Ferrer

1906 - 1990

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José María Hipólito Figueres Ferrer (25 September 1906 – 8 June 1990) served as President of Costa Rica on three occasions: 1948–1949, 1953–1958 and 1970–1974. During his first term in office he abolished the country's army, nationalized its banking sector, and granted women and Afro-Costa Ricans the right to vote, as well as access to Costa Rican nationality to people of African descent. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of José Figueres Ferrer has received more than 186,007 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). José Figueres Ferrer is the 7,055th most popular politician (down from 6,932nd in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Costa Rica (up from 4th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Costa Rican Politician.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, José Figueres Ferrer ranks 7,055 out of 15,710Before him are Ariobarzanes I of Cappadocia, Anne of Denmark, Electress of Saxony, Gallus Anonymus, Manuel Kantakouzenos, Walthari, and Win Myint. After him are Abi-Eshuh, Sextus Aelius Paetus Catus, Hussein Onn, Kisshomaru Ueshiba, Ahmed Muhtar Pasha, and Uesugi Kagekatsu.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1906, José Figueres Ferrer ranks 108Before him are Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, George Sanders, William Joyce, Dita Parlo, Shigemaru Takenokoshi, and Junio Valerio Borghese. After him are Jean Dieudonné, Pierre Fournier, Berthold, Margrave of Baden, Jack Churchill, Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar, and Musa Cälil. Among people deceased in 1990, José Figueres Ferrer ranks 77Before him are Tadeusz Kantor, Gerald Bull, Vaso Čubrilović, Michel Leiris, Sergei Dovlatov, and Samuel Doe. After him are Hussein Onn, Shigeo Shingo, George de Mestral, Wolfgang Schmieder, Xavier Cugat, and Edmund Conen.

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In Costa Rica

Among people born in Costa Rica, José Figueres Ferrer ranks 3 out of 98Before him are Óscar Arias (1940) and Chavela Vargas (1919). After him are Keylor Navas (1986), Laura Chinchilla (1959), Abel Pacheco (1933), Franklin Chang Díaz (1950), Miguel Ángel Rodríguez (1940), Luis Guillermo Solís (1958), Adolfo Díaz (1875), Otilio Ulate Blanco (1891), and José María Castro Madriz (1818).

Among POLITICIANS In Costa Rica

Among politicians born in Costa Rica, José Figueres Ferrer ranks 2Before him are Óscar Arias (1940). After him are Laura Chinchilla (1959), Abel Pacheco (1933), Miguel Ángel Rodríguez (1940), Luis Guillermo Solís (1958), Adolfo Díaz (1875), Otilio Ulate Blanco (1891), José María Castro Madriz (1818), Rodrigo Carazo Odio (1926), Luis Alberto Monge (1925), and Juan Mora Fernández (1784).