Khieu Samphan

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Khieu Samphan (Khmer: ខៀវ សំផន; born 28 July 1931) is a Cambodian former communist politician and economist who was the chairman of the state presidium of Democratic Kampuchea (Cambodia) from 1976 until 1979. As such, he served as Cambodia's head of state and was one of the most powerful officials in the Khmer Rouge movement, although Pol Pot remained the General Secretary (highest official) in the party. Prior to joining the Khmer Rouge, he was a member of Norodom Sihanouk's Sangkum government. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Khieu Samphan has received more than 410,105 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Khieu Samphan is the 2,428th most popular politician (down from 2,222nd in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Cambodia (up from 6th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Cambodian Politician.

Khieu Samphan is most famous for being the Khmer Rouge's second-in-command and president from 1976 to 1979. He was convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

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Among politicians, Khieu Samphan ranks 2,428 out of 15,710Before him are George William, Elector of Brandenburg, Emperor Nakamikado, Jacques Pierre Brissot, John George I, Elector of Saxony, Kenneth MacAlpin, and Risto Ryti. After him are Emperor Ling of Han, Herod Agrippa II, Sahure, Marinus van der Lubbe, Ariovistus, and Francisco Macías Nguema.

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Among people born in 1931, Khieu Samphan ranks 41Before him are Viktor Korchnoi, Annie Girardot, Aldo Rossi, Monica Vitti, Johannes Rau, and James Earl Jones. After him are Riccardo Giacconi, Don King, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Michael Lonsdale, Ettore Scola, and Faten Hamama.

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In Cambodia

Among people born in Cambodia, Khieu Samphan ranks 5 out of 32Before him are Pol Pot (1925), Norodom Sihanouk (1922), Norodom Sihamoni (1953), and Lon Nol (1913). After him are Hun Sen (1952), Nuon Chea (1926), Jayavarman VII (1125), Ta Mok (1926), Norodom of Cambodia (1834), Suryavarman II (1095), and Heng Samrin (1934).

Among POLITICIANS In Cambodia

Among politicians born in Cambodia, Khieu Samphan ranks 5Before him are Pol Pot (1925), Norodom Sihanouk (1922), Norodom Sihamoni (1953), and Lon Nol (1913). After him are Hun Sen (1952), Nuon Chea (1926), Jayavarman VII (1125), Norodom of Cambodia (1834), Suryavarman II (1095), Heng Samrin (1934), and Sisowath Monivong (1875).