Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Brazilian Portuguese: [luˈiz iˈnasju ˈlulɐ dɐ ˈsiwvɐ] (listen); born 27 October 1945), known as Lula, is a Brazilian politician and former union leader who served as the 35th President of Brazil from 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2010. Lula was a founding member of the Workers' Party (PT) and ran unsuccessfully for president three times before achieving victory in the 2002 election. He was then re-elected in 2006.During his time in office, Lula introduced sweeping social programs including Bolsa Família and Fome Zero, aimed at combating poverty and lifting the station of the country's working class. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has received more than 1,878,787 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is the 888th most popular politician (up from 893rd in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 8th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Brazilian Politician.

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Among politicians, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva ranks 888 out of 15,710. Before him are Michael II, Chun Doo-hwan, Aurangzeb, Tullus Hostilius, Balbinus, and Charles XV of Sweden. After him are William III of the Netherlands, Julius Streicher, Nizam al-Mulk, Arthur Henderson, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, and Pepi II Neferkare.

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Among people born in 1945, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva ranks 15Before him are Tom Selleck, Eric Clapton, Helen Mirren, Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Eddy Merckx, and Jupp Heynckes. After him are Wim Wenders, Ritchie Blackmore, Patrick Modiano, Daniel Ortega, Yoshinori Ohsumi, and Lemmy.

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Among people born in Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva ranks 9 out of 1,947. Before him are Paulo Coelho (1947), Oscar Niemeyer (1907), Ayrton Senna (1960), Jair Bolsonaro (1955), Dilma Rousseff (1947), and Zico (1953). After him are Michel Temer (1940), Didi (1928), Pedro II of Brazil (1825), Jorge Amado (1912), Mário Zagallo (1931), and Sócrates (1954).


Among politicians born in Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva ranks 3Before him are Jair Bolsonaro (1955) and Dilma Rousseff (1947). After him are Michel Temer (1940), Pedro II of Brazil (1825), Getúlio Vargas (1882), Sérgio Vieira de Mello (1948), Maria II of Portugal (1819), Juscelino Kubitschek (1902), Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1931), Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco (1897), and Zumbi (1655).

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