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Lee Kuan Yew

1923 - 2015

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Lee Kuan Yew (16 September 1923 – 23 March 2015), born Harry Lee Kuan Yew, often referred to by his initials LKY and sometimes known in his earlier years as Harry Lee, was a Singaporean statesman and lawyer who served as Prime Minister of Singapore from 1959 to 1990, and is widely recognised as the nation's founding father. He was also one of the founders of the People's Action Party, which has ruled the country continuously since independence. Lee was born in Singapore during British colonial rule, which was then part of the Straits Settlements. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lee Kuan Yew has received more than 4,796,488 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 91 in 2019). Lee Kuan Yew is the 281st most popular politician (down from 208th 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 281 out of 15,710Before him are Elagabalus, Wu Zetian, Julian, Golda Meir, Khafra, and Edward II of England. After him are Bill Clinton, Herod Antipas, Jacques Chirac, Charles VIII of France, Eva Perón, and Xi Jinping.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1923, Lee Kuan Yew ranks 3Before him are Henry Kissinger and Maria Callas. After him are Shimon Peres, Idi Amin, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Charlton Heston, Wisława Szymborska, Rocky Marciano, Heydar Aliyev, Irma Grese, and Italo Calvino. Among people deceased in 2015, Lee Kuan Yew ranks 3Before him are John Forbes Nash Jr. and A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. After him are Günter Grass, Christopher Lee, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Omar Sharif, Demis Roussos, Terry Pratchett, Tomas Tranströmer, B.B. King, and Anita Ekberg.

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In Singapore

Among people born in Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew ranks 1 out of 29After him are Halimah Yacob (1954), Lee Hsien Loong (1952), Parameswara (1344), Goh Chok Tong (1941), Tony Tan (1940), S. R. Nathan (1924), Vanessa-Mae (1978), Wee Kim Wee (1915), Ho Ching (1953), Benjamin Sheares (1907), and Ong Teng Cheong (1936).

Among POLITICIANS In Singapore

Among politicians born in Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew ranks 1After him are Halimah Yacob (1954), Lee Hsien Loong (1952), Parameswara (1344), Goh Chok Tong (1941), Tony Tan (1940), S. R. Nathan (1924), Wee Kim Wee (1915), Ho Ching (1953), Benjamin Sheares (1907), Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (1952), and David Marshall (1908).