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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 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 940,511 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Lee Teng-hui is the 2,500th most popular politician (down from 1,495th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Taiwan (down from 2nd 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 2,500 out of 15,577Before him are Ambrogio Spinola, 1st Marquess of Balbases, Halfdan the Black, Amyntas IV of Macedon, Hacı I Giray, Ma Chao, and Yazid II. After him are Menkauhor Kaiu, Ahmad Shah Durrani, Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony, Walter Scheel, Yuan Shu, and George, King of Saxony.

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Among people born in 1923, Lee Teng-hui ranks 29Before him are Roy Lichtenstein, Yma Sumac, Jack Kilby, Val Logsdon Fitch, Anne Baxter, and Arvid Carlsson. After him are Markus Wolf, Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, Antoni Tàpies, Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, Frederick Herzberg, and René Girard. Among people deceased in 2020, Lee Teng-hui ranks 30Before him are Betty Williams, Geert Hofstede, Robert Hossein, Stanley Cohen, Diana Rigg, and Arthur Ashkin. After him are Kenzō Takada, Qasem Soleimani, Oliver E. Williamson, Jiří Menzel, Brian Dennehy, and Lee Kun-hee.

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Among people born in Taiwan, Lee Teng-hui ranks 4 out of 97Before him are Tsai Ing-wen (1956), Ang Lee (1954), and Teresa Teng (1953). After him are Teruo Nakamura (1919), Chen Shui-bian (1950), Steve Chen (1978), Yuan T. Lee (1936), Su Tseng-chang (1947), Zheng Keshuang (1670), 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), Su Tseng-chang (1947), Zheng Keshuang (1670), Frank Hsieh (1946), Wu Den-yih (1948), Annette Lu (1944), William Lai (1959), Chen Chien-jen (1951), Eric Chu (1961), and Lin Chuan (1951).