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Joseph Luns

1911 - 2002

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Joseph Marie Antoine Hubert Luns (28 August 1911 – 17 July 2002) was a Dutch politician of the defunct Catholic People's Party (KVP), now merged into the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA), diplomat, and jurist. He served as Secretary General of NATO from 1 October 1971 until 25 June 1984.Luns attended Saint Ignatius Gymnasium in Amsterdam from April 1924 until June 1930. He was conscripted in the Coastguard of the Royal Netherlands Navy serving as a warrant officer from June 1930 until July 1931. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Luns has received more than 146,122 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Joseph Luns is the 8,824th most popular politician (up from 9,343rd in 2019), the 362nd most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 409th in 2019) and the 63rd most popular Dutch Politician.

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Among politicians, Joseph Luns ranks 8,824 out of 15,577Before him are Emperor En'yū, Anne Lister, Andrei Bubnov, Pulakeshin II, Laura Chinchilla, and Gerhard Schröder. After him are Roman Malinovsky, Manuel II of Trebizond, Begum Hazrat Mahal, Charles Curtis, William I of Provence, and Arthur Phillip.

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Among people born in 1911, Joseph Luns ranks 116Before him are Randolph Churchill, Alfredo Foni, Joe Rosenthal, Hans von Ohain, Renato Guttuso, and Mikhail Yangel. After him are Paul Goodman, Koçi Xoxe, Brunhilde Pomsel, Mstislav Keldysh, Merle Oberon, and Gustave Gilbert. Among people deceased in 2002, Joseph Luns ranks 105Before him are Văn Tiến Dũng, David Riesman, Nikolai Amosov, Victor Weisskopf, J. Lee Thompson, and Ted Williams. After him are Dhirubhai Ambani, Waylon Jennings, Arno Peters, Michel Henry, Eugene Odum, and Nguyễn Văn Thuận.

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Among people born in Netherlands, Joseph Luns ranks 362 out of 1,427Before him are Jacob Moleschott (1822), Sharon den Adel (1974), Samuel Goudsmit (1902), Simon de Vlieger (1601), Johan Rudolph Thorbecke (1798), and Wil van Gogh (1862). After him are Jan Timman (1951), Ard Schenk (1944), Jacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten (1927), Cristina Deutekom (1931), Charles II, Duke of Guelders (1467), and Louis Andriessen (1939).

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