Kaysone Phomvihane

1920 - 1992

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Kaysone Phomvihane (Lao: ໄກສອນ ພົມວິຫານ, pronounced [ˈ kɑɪsɒn ˈˈpɒmvɪhɑːn]; 13 December 1920 – 21 November 1992) was the first leader of the Communist Lao People's Revolutionary Party from 1955 until his death in 1992. After the Communists seized power in the wake of the Laotian Civil War, he was the de facto leader of Laos from 1975 until his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kaysone Phomvihane has received more than 278,953 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Kaysone Phomvihane is the 2,916th most popular politician (up from 3,256th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Vietnam and the 9th most popular Vietnamese Politician.

Kaysone Phomvihane is most famous for being the leader of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and the Prime Minister of Laos from 1975 to 1991.

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Among politicians, Kaysone Phomvihane ranks 2,916 out of 19,576Before him are Midhat Pasha, Fritigern, Neferefre, Abgar V, Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier, and Lazarus Chakwera. After him are Smendes, Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, Casimir I the Restorer, Ahmad Shah Durrani, Vincenzo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, and Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria.

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Among people born in 1920, Kaysone Phomvihane ranks 41Before him are Sergei Bondarchuk, John Demjanjuk, Alberto Sordi, Ravi Shankar, Sun Myung Moon, and Gunnar Gren. After him are Edmond H. Fischer, Mickey Rooney, Michèle Morgan, George Porter, Prem Tinsulanonda, and Baruj Benacerraf. Among people deceased in 1992, Kaysone Phomvihane ranks 32Before him are David Bohm, Félix Guattari, Algirdas Julien Greimas, Karl Carstens, James E. Webb, and Günther Anders. After him are John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, Lev Gumilyov, César Manrique, Denny Hulme, and Samuel Reshevsky.

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In Vietnam

Among people born in Vietnam, Kaysone Phomvihane ranks 15 out of 136Before him are Nguyễn Phú Trọng (1944), Bảo Đại (1913), Ieng Sary (1925), Lady Sun (192), Dương Văn Minh (1916), and Lê Duẩn (1907). After him are Nguyễn Văn Thiệu (1923), Gia Long (1762), Madame Nhu (1924), Charles Sobhraj (1944), Minh Mạng (1791), and Son Sen (1930).

Among POLITICIANS In Vietnam

Among politicians born in Vietnam, Kaysone Phomvihane ranks 9Before him are Nguyễn Phú Trọng (1944), Bảo Đại (1913), Ieng Sary (1925), Lady Sun (192), Dương Văn Minh (1916), and Lê Duẩn (1907). After him are Nguyễn Văn Thiệu (1923), Gia Long (1762), Madame Nhu (1924), Minh Mạng (1791), Son Sen (1930), and Lê Lợi (1384).