Manuel L. Quezon

1878 - 1944

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Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, (Spanish: [maˈnwel ˈlwis kesoɲ], Tagalog: [maˈnwel ˈluwis kɛson]; 19 August 1878 – 1 August 1944), also referred to by his initials MLQ, was a Filipino statesman, soldier and politician who served as president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944. He was the first Filipino to head a government of the entire Philippines (as opposed to the government of previous Philippine states), and is considered to have been the second president of the Philippines, after Emilio Aguinaldo (1899–1901), whom Quezon defeated in the 1935 presidential election. During his presidency, Quezon tackled the problem of landless peasants in the countryside. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Manuel L. Quezon has received more than 2,366,057 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Manuel L. Quezon is the 7,996th most popular politician (down from 7,113th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Philippines (down from 13th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Filipino Politician.

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Among politicians, Manuel L. Quezon ranks 7,996 out of 15,710Before him are Hethum I, King of Armenia, Princess Hilda of Nassau, Arturo Umberto Illia, Đỗ Mười, Charles Augustus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and François Certain de Canrobert. After him are Humberto Delgado, Édouard Philippe, Margravine Elisabeth Sophie of Brandenburg, Sigismund, Duke of Bavaria, Vyacheslav Kebich, and Agesilaus I.

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Among people born in 1878, Manuel L. Quezon ranks 80Before him are Kurt Goldstein, Alfréd Hajós, Lillian Moller Gilbreth, Glenn Curtiss, Ernest King, and C. Rajagopalachari. After him are Michel Théato, Erich Mühsam, Ulrich Graf, Myer Prinstein, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, and Mikhail Artsybashev. Among people deceased in 1944, Manuel L. Quezon ranks 127Before him are André Abegglen, Ida Tarbell, Paul Hazard, Walter Heitz, Thomas Curtis, and Noor Inayat Khan. After him are Lupe Vélez, Prince Gustav of Denmark, Mineichi Koga, Félix Fénéon, Max Nettlau, and Tatyana Baramzina.

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In Philippines

Among people born in Philippines, Manuel L. Quezon ranks 17 out of 96Before him are Fidel Ramos (1928), Isabel Preysler (1951), Luis Eduardo Aute (1943), Joseph Estrada (1937), Manny Pacquiao (1978), and Jose P. Laurel (1891). After him are Elpidio Quirino (1890), Andrés Bonifacio (1863), Florencio Campomanes (1927), Benigno Aquino III (1960), Ramon Magsaysay (1907), and Manuel Roxas (1892).

Among POLITICIANS In Philippines

Among politicians born in Philippines, Manuel L. Quezon ranks 11Before him are Emilio Aguinaldo (1869), Benigno Aquino Jr. (1932), Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (1947), Fidel Ramos (1928), Joseph Estrada (1937), and Jose P. Laurel (1891). After him are Elpidio Quirino (1890), Florencio Campomanes (1927), Benigno Aquino III (1960), Ramon Magsaysay (1907), Manuel Roxas (1892), and Diosdado Macapagal (1910).