Khattiya Sawasdipol

1951 - 2010

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Khattiya Sawasdipol (Thai: ขัตติยะ สวัสดิผล; RTGS: Khattiya Sawatdiphon; 2 June 1951 – 17 May 2010), alias Se Daeng (Thai: เสธ.แดง, 'red commander'), was a general in the Royal Thai Army, assigned to the Internal Security Operations Command, a political activist, and a book author. Khattiya became known for his role in the 1970s campaign against communist insurgents in northeastern Thailand. After the 2006 coup d'état that toppled Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, he joined the Red Shirt movement and led its most intransigent and militant wing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Khattiya Sawasdipol has received more than 31,580 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Khattiya Sawasdipol is the 2,004th most popular military personnel, the 101st most popular biography from Thailand and the most popular Thai Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Khattiya Sawasdipol ranks 2,004 out of 2,058Before him are Odette Hallowes, Andrey Mordvichev, Narasimhagupta, James Abbott, William Gott, and Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill. After him are Juba, Tetiana Ostashchenko, Vladimir Vysotsky, Denys Prokopenko, Henry Warner Slocum, and Henry Heth.

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Among people born in 1951, Khattiya Sawasdipol ranks 636Before him are Cheikh Hadjibou Soumaré, Grażyna Gęsicka, Ali Tarhouni, Pankaj Udhas, Corinne Lepage, and Satymkul Dzhumanazarov. After him are Bobby Jones, Nikolay Merkushkin, Antonio de la Torre, Jay Benedict, Wolfgang Güldenpfennig, and Simon Dickie. Among people deceased in 2010, Khattiya Sawasdipol ranks 448Before him are Isabelle Caro, Ellis Clarke, Grażyna Gęsicka, Nan Martin, Aladár Kovácsi, and Kate McGarrigle. After him are Anna Samokhina, John Huchra, Marie Corridon, Frank Fenner, Isabella Abbott, and John Dankworth.

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Among people born in Thailand, Khattiya Sawasdipol ranks 101 out of 186Before him are Teerasil Dangda (1988), Dao Bandon (1947), Payao Poontarat (1956), Minnie (1997), Sudarat Keyuraphan (1961), and Bui Simon (1968). After him are Pen-Ek Ratanaruang (1962), Siriporn Ampaipong (1964), Somluck Kamsing (1973), Mike Phiromphon (1970), Pornsak Songsaeng (1960), and Theerathon Bunmathan (1990).


Among military personnels born in Thailand, Khattiya Sawasdipol ranks 1