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 economist who was the fourth 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 to gain allies around the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lee Teng-hui has received more than 726,799 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Lee Teng-hui is the 1,497th most popular politician (up from 2,817th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Taiwan (up from 3rd 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 1,497 out of 15,710Before him are Václav Klaus, Gyges of Lydia, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Giulio Andreotti, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and Hafizullah Amin. After him are René of Anjou, Ahmet Necdet Sezer, William II, Prince of Orange, Tabaré Vázquez, Agathocles of Syracuse, and Wenceslaus II of Bohemia.

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Among people born in 1923, Lee Teng-hui ranks 23Before him are Franco Zeffirelli, György Ligeti, Mas Oyama, Carroll Shelby, Marcel Marceau, and Jack Kilby. After him are Richard Attenborough, Alan Shepard, Yma Sumac, Anne Baxter, Arvid Carlsson, and Lola Flores. Among people deceased in 2020, Lee Teng-hui ranks 23Before him are Lucia Bosè, Little Richard, Katherine Johnson, Stanley Cohen, Mary Higgins Clark, and Qasem Soleimani. After him are Tabaré Vázquez, George Steiner, Geert Hofstede, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Joel Schumacher, and Oliver E. Williamson.

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Among people born in Taiwan, Lee Teng-hui ranks 2 out of 77Before him are Tsai Ing-wen (1956). After him are Teresa Teng (1953), Ang Lee (1954), Chen Shui-bian (1950), Yuan T. Lee (1936), Teruo Nakamura (1919), Zheng Keshuang (1670), Su Tseng-chang (1947), Terry Gou (1950), Brigitte Lin (1954), and Shu Qi (1976).


Among politicians born in Taiwan, Lee Teng-hui ranks 2Before him are Tsai Ing-wen (1956). After him are Chen Shui-bian (1950), Zheng Keshuang (1670), Su Tseng-chang (1947), Chen Chien-jen (1951), Wu Den-yih (1948), Han Kuo-yu (1957), Frank Hsieh (1946), Annette Lu (1944), William Lai (1959), and Lin Chuan (1951).