Lennart Meri

1929 - 2006

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Lennart Georg Meri (Estonian pronunciation: [ˈlenˑɑrt ˈgeorg ˈmeri]; 29 March 1929 – 14 March 2006) was an Estonian writer, film director and statesman. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lennart Meri has received more than 225,671 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Lennart Meri is the 2,452nd most popular politician (up from 2,559th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Estonia (up from 10th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Estonian Politician.

Lennart Meri was a former president of Estonia and is most famous for his work in the Estonian independence movement.

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Over the past year Lennart Meri has had the most page views in the with 31,126 views, followed by Estonian (25,603), and Russian (17,257). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (131.34%), Ido (88.94%), and Breton (74.81%)


Among politicians, Lennart Meri ranks 2,452 out of 19,576Before him are François Grimaldi, La Malinche, Francesco Cossiga, Michael V Kalaphates, Andronikos V Palaiologos, and Ottokar I of Bohemia. After him are Antiochus VII Sidetes, Qutb al-Din Aibak, Alcinous, Giovanni dalle Bande Nere, Emperor Go-Momozono, and Eumenes II.

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Among people born in 1929, Lennart Meri ranks 40Before him are Lata Mangeshkar, Chet Baker, Hafizullah Amin, Zdzisław Beksiński, Babrak Karmal, and Ursula K. Le Guin. After him are Graham Hill, Richard E. Taylor, Bruno Cremer, Milorad Pavić, Helmut Rahn, and Eric Kandel. Among people deceased in 2006, Lennart Meri ranks 32Before him are Choi Kyu-hah, Muriel Spark, Joseph Barbera, Jack Palance, Clay Regazzoni, and Robert Altman. After him are Raymond Davis Jr., Alida Valli, Clifford Geertz, Alexander Litvinenko, Markus Wolf, and Bülent Ecevit.

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Lennart Meri ranks 9 out of 351Before him are Emil Lenz (1804), Arvo Pärt (1935), Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (1778), Karl Ernst von Baer (1792), Wolfgang Köhler (1887), and Konstantin Päts (1874). After him are Paul Keres (1916), Louis Kahn (1901), Arnold Rüütel (1928), Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow (1929), Alar Karis (1958), and Felix Kersten (1898).

Among POLITICIANS In Estonia

Among politicians born in Estonia, Lennart Meri ranks 4Before him are Catherine I of Russia (1684), Alfred Rosenberg (1893), and Konstantin Päts (1874). After him are Arnold Rüütel (1928), Alar Karis (1958), Felix Kersten (1898), Jacob De la Gardie (1583), Kaja Kallas (1977), Siim Kallas (1948), Kersti Kaljulaid (1969), and Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie (1622).