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Lee Kuan Yew

1923 - 2015

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Lee Kuan Yew (born Harry Lee Kuan Yew; 16 September 1923 – 23 March 2015), often referred to by his initials LKY, was a Singaporean politician and lawyer who served as the first Prime Minister of Singapore from 1959 to 1990, and Secretary-General of the People's Action Party from 1954 to 1992. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tanjong Pagar from 1955 until his death in 2015. Lee is widely recognised as the founding father of the modern Singaporean state, and for his leadership in turning and transforming it into a highly developed country during his tenure. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lee Kuan Yew has received more than 7,475,428 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 96 in 2019). Lee Kuan Yew is the 176th most popular politician (up from 313th in 2019), the most popular biography from Singapore and the most popular Singaporean Politician.

Lee Kuan Yew is most famous for his role in Singapore's independence. He was the first Prime Minister of Singapore from 1959 to 1990.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Lee Kuan Yew ranks 176 out of 19,576Before him are Lech Wałęsa, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, George W. Bush, Salvador Allende, and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. After him are Osman II, Louis Philippe I, Mary, Queen of Scots, Alp Arslan, Paul von Hindenburg, and Oliver Cromwell.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1923, Lee Kuan Yew ranks 4Before him are Henry Kissinger, Maria Callas, and Shimon Peres. After him are Heydar Aliyev, Idi Amin, Wisława Szymborska, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Rocky Marciano, Charlton Heston, Italo Calvino, and Wojciech Jaruzelski. Among people deceased in 2015, Lee Kuan Yew ranks 1After him are A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Günter Grass, John Forbes Nash Jr., Demis Roussos, Nicholas Winton, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Christopher Lee, Omar Sharif, Terry Pratchett, Tomas Tranströmer, and B.B. King.

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In Singapore

Among people born in Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew ranks 1 out of 42After him are Halimah Yacob (1954), Tony Tan (1940), Lee Hsien Loong (1952), Goh Chok Tong (1941), Parameswara (1344), S. R. Nathan (1924), Vanessa-Mae (1978), Wu Lien-teh (1879), Wee Kim Wee (1915), Tharman Shanmugaratnam (1957), and Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (1952).

Among POLITICIANS In Singapore

Among politicians born in Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew ranks 1After him are Halimah Yacob (1954), Tony Tan (1940), Lee Hsien Loong (1952), Goh Chok Tong (1941), Parameswara (1344), S. R. Nathan (1924), Wee Kim Wee (1915), Tharman Shanmugaratnam (1957), Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (1952), Ho Ching (1953), and Benjamin Sheares (1907).