Lon Nol

1913 - 1985

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Marshal Lon Nol (Khmer: លន់ នល់, also លន់ ណុល; 13 November 1913 – 17 November 1985) was a Cambodian politician and general who served as Prime Minister of Cambodia twice (1966–67; 1969–71), as well as serving repeatedly as defence minister and provincial governor. As a nationalist and conservative, he led the military coup of 1970 against Prince Norodom Sihanouk, abolished the monarchy, and established the short-lived Khmer Republic. Constitutionally a semi-presidential republic, Cambodia was de facto governed under a military dictatorship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lon Nol has received more than 496,548 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Lon Nol is the 1,648th most popular politician (down from 1,362nd in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Cambodia (down from 3rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Cambodian Politician.

Lon Nol was a Cambodian military general who served as the Prime Minister of Cambodia from 1970 to 1975. He is most famous for leading the fight against the Khmer Rouge and their leader, Pol Pot.

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Among politicians, Lon Nol ranks 1,648 out of 15,710Before him are Li Xiannian, Anna Maria Mozart, Teia, Ferdinand I of Aragon, Otto of Bavaria, and Öz Beg Khan. After him are Kurt Daluege, Alfonso V of Aragon, Emil Hácha, Emperor Zhongzong of Tang, Mago Barca, and Clovis II.

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Among people born in 1913, Lon Nol ranks 24Before him are Josef Bican, Jimmy Hoffa, Sabiha Gökçen, Makarios III, Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, and Bảo Đại. After him are Albert Ellis, Paul Erdős, Kenzō Tange, Roger Garaudy, Luz Long, and Frances Farmer. Among people deceased in 1985, Lon Nol ranks 18Before him are Simone Signoret, László Bíró, Dian Fossey, Simon Kuznets, Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, and Philip Larkin. After him are Jean Dubuffet, Anne Baxter, Margaret Mahler, Emil Gilels, Robert Graves, and George Pólya.

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In Cambodia

Among people born in Cambodia, Lon Nol ranks 4 out of 32Before him are Pol Pot (1925), Norodom Sihanouk (1922), and Norodom Sihamoni (1953). After him are Khieu Samphan (1931), Hun Sen (1952), Nuon Chea (1926), Jayavarman VII (1125), Ta Mok (1926), Norodom of Cambodia (1834), Suryavarman II (1095), and Heng Samrin (1934).

Among POLITICIANS In Cambodia

Among politicians born in Cambodia, Lon Nol ranks 4Before him are Pol Pot (1925), Norodom Sihanouk (1922), and Norodom Sihamoni (1953). After him are Khieu Samphan (1931), Hun Sen (1952), Nuon Chea (1926), Jayavarman VII (1125), Norodom of Cambodia (1834), Suryavarman II (1095), Heng Samrin (1934), and Sisowath Monivong (1875).