Lee Teng-hui

1923 - 2020

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Lee Teng-hui (Chinese: 李登輝; 15 January 1923 – 30 July 2020) was a Taiwanese statesman and agriculturist who served as the 4th president of the Republic of China (Taiwan) under the 1947 Constitution and chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) from 1988 to 2000. He was the first president to be born in Taiwan, the last to be indirectly elected and the first to be directly elected. During his presidency, Lee oversaw the end of martial law and the full democratization of the ROC, advocated the Taiwanese localization movement, and led an ambitious foreign policy agenda to gain allies around the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lee Teng-hui has received more than 1,146,437 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Lee Teng-hui is the 2,194th most popular politician (up from 2,457th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Taiwan (up from 4th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Taiwanese Politician.

Lee Teng-hui is most famous for being the first president of Taiwan. He was also the president of Taiwan from 1988 to 2000.

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Among politicians, Lee Teng-hui ranks 2,194 out of 19,576Before him are Abdul Latif Rashid, Yuan Shu, Sima Zhao, Zoran Đinđić, Eadred, and Sirikit. After him are Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Paul-Henri Spaak, Æthelflæd, Abaoji, and Zog I of Albania.

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Among people born in 1923, Lee Teng-hui ranks 26Before him are Roy Lichtenstein, Carroll Shelby, Franco Zeffirelli, Jack Kilby, Richard Attenborough, and Yma Sumac. After him are Bert Trautmann, Alan Shepard, Antoni Tàpies, Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, Arvid Carlsson, and Markus Wolf. Among people deceased in 2020, Lee Teng-hui ranks 25Before him are Albert Uderzo, Ian Holm, Stanley Cohen, Tabaré Vázquez, Rob Rensenbrink, and Robert Hossein. After him are Diana Rigg, Juliette Gréco, Kenny Rogers, Neil Peart, Betty Williams, and Christopher Tolkien.

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Among people born in Taiwan, Lee Teng-hui ranks 3 out of 116Before him are Tsai Ing-wen (1956), and Teresa Teng (1953). After him are Ang Lee (1954), Momofuku Ando (1910), William Lai (1959), Chen Shui-bian (1950), Yuan T. Lee (1936), Terry Gou (1950), Chen Chien-jen (1951), Teruo Nakamura (1919), and Shu Qi (1976).


Among politicians born in Taiwan, Lee Teng-hui ranks 2Before him are Tsai Ing-wen (1956). After him are William Lai (1959), Chen Shui-bian (1950), Chen Chien-jen (1951), Zheng Keshuang (1670), Su Tseng-chang (1947), Hou Yu-ih (1956), Ko Wen-je (1960), Annette Lu (1944), Frank Hsieh (1946), and Elaine Chao (1953).