Lee Kuan Yew

1923 - 2015

Lee Kuan Yew

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. As one of the founding members of the People's Action Party, Lee is recognised as the nation's founding father, credited with rapidly transitioning the country from a "developing third world country into a developed first world country within a single generation" under his leadership.After attending the London School of Economics, Lee graduated from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, with double starred-first-class honours in law. He became a barrister of the Middle Temple in 1950 and practised law until 1959. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lee Kuan Yew has received more than 3,697,591 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 210th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Lee Kuan Yew ranks 208 out of 14,801Before him are Slobodan Milošević, Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, Klemens von Metternich, Louis XII of France, William the Silent, and Heraclius. After him are Charles the Bald, Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, Mars, George W. Bush, Salvador Allende, and Osman II.

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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, Wisława Szymborska, Charlton Heston, Heydar Aliyev, Franco Zeffirelli, Rocky Marciano, and Wojciech Jaruzelski. Among people deceased in 2015, Lee Kuan Yew ranks 2Before him is John Forbes Nash Jr.. After him are A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Günter Grass, Christopher Lee, Omar Sharif, Demis Roussos, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Tomas Tranströmer, B.B. King, Süleyman Demirel, and Terry Pratchett.

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In Singapore

Among people born in Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew ranks 1 out of 25After him are Halimah Yacob (null), Lee Hsien Loong (1952), Goh Chok Tong (1941), Tony Tan (1940), S. R. Nathan (1924), Wee Kim Wee (1915), Vanessa-Mae (1978), Benjamin Sheares (null), Ong Teng Cheong (1936), Kygo (1991), and Leslie Charteris (1907).

Among POLITICIANS In Singapore

Among politicians born in Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew ranks 1After him are Halimah Yacob (null), Lee Hsien Loong (1952), Goh Chok Tong (1941), Tony Tan (1940), S. R. Nathan (1924), Wee Kim Wee (1915), Benjamin Sheares (null), and David Marshall (1908).

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