Ne Win

1910 - 2002

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Ne Win (Burmese: နေဝင်း IPA: [nè wɪ́ɰ̃]; 10 July 1910, or 14 or 24 May 1911 – 5 December 2002) was a Burmese politician and military commander who served as Prime Minister of Burma from 1958 to 1960 and 1962 to 1974, and also President of Burma from 1962 to 1981. Ne Win was Burma's military dictator during the Socialist Burma period of 1962 to 1988.Ne Win founded the Burma Socialist Programme Party (BSPP) and overthrew the democratic Union Parliament of U Nu in the 1962 Burmese coup d'état, establishing Burma as a one-party socialist state under the Burmese Way to Socialism ideology. Ne Win was Burma's de facto leader as chairman of the BSPP, serving in various official titles as part of his military government, and was known by his supporters as U Ne Win. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ne Win has received more than 755,567 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Ne Win is the 3,863rd most popular politician (down from 3,223rd in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Myanmar (Burma) (down from 4th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Burmese Politician.

Ne Win was a general in the Burmese army and was the Prime Minister of Burma from 1962 to 1988. He is most famous for his "Burmese Way to Socialism" which was a series of economic and social reforms that were designed to move Burma from a capitalist economy to a socialist economy.

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Among politicians, Ne Win ranks 3,863 out of 15,710Before him are Anitta, Kim Tu-bong, Charles, Prince of Viana, Ma Ying-jeou, Chryses of Troy, and Johan van Oldenbarnevelt. After him are Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius, Agis II, Antiochus IX Cyzicenus, Ante Marković, Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, and Parysatis II.

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Among people born in 1910, Ne Win ranks 50Before him are Luise Rainer, Jean-Louis Barrault, J. Allen Hynek, António de Spínola, Lobsang Rampa, and Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz. After him are Edda Mussolini, Archer Martin, John Sturges, Miguel Najdorf, Paul Flory, and Imi Lichtenfeld. Among people deceased in 2002, Ne Win ranks 38Before him are Jonas Savimbi, Abu Nidal, Raf Vallone, Zizinho, Yoshio Okada, and Max Perutz. After him are René Thom, Archer Martin, Shigeo Sugimoto, Song Hye-rim, Laurent Schwartz, and Aileen Wuornos.

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In Myanmar (Burma)

Among people born in Myanmar (Burma), Ne Win ranks 7 out of 26Before him are Aung San Suu Kyi (1945), U Thant (1909), Aung San (1915), Than Shwe (1933), U Nu (1907), and Bayinnaung (1516). After him are Thein Sein (1944), Anawrahta (1015), Alaungpaya (1714), Saki (1870), Htin Kyaw (1946), and Diana Abgar (1859).

Among POLITICIANS In Myanmar (Burma)

Among politicians born in Myanmar (Burma), Ne Win ranks 6Before him are U Thant (1909), Aung San (1915), Than Shwe (1933), U Nu (1907), and Bayinnaung (1516). After him are Thein Sein (1944), Anawrahta (1015), Alaungpaya (1714), Htin Kyaw (1946), Diana Abgar (1859), and Thibaw Min (1859).