New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


Ne Win

1910 - 2002

Photo of Ne Win

Icon of person Ne Win

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 806,031 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Ne Win is the 3,452nd most popular politician (up from 3,858th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Myanmar (Burma) (up from 7th in 2019) and the 4th 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.

Memorability Metrics

  • 810k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 61.37

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 41

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.59

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.50

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Ne Wins by language


Among politicians, Ne Win ranks 3,452 out of 15,577Before him are Bruno Kreisky, Jill Biden, Kyösti Kallio, Aleksandar Vučić, Yury of Moscow, and Charles I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua. After him are Louis I of Etruria, Kåre Willoch, Antonio I, Prince of Monaco, Sigeric, Ernst vom Rath, and Paul Deschanel.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1910, Ne Win ranks 42Before him are Paul Flory, Robert van Gulik, Pierre Schaeffer, Joseph Kasa-Vubu, António de Spínola, and Michel Aflaq. After him are Galina Ulanova, Meša Selimović, Edvard Kardelj, Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Archer Martin, and Eero Saarinen. Among people deceased in 2002, Ne Win ranks 33Before him are James Tobin, Jonas Savimbi, Raf Vallone, Abu Nidal, Alexander Prokhorov, and Juan Alberto Schiaffino. After him are Zizinho, George Porter, John Gotti, Max Perutz, Eduardo Chillida, and René Thom.

Others Born in 1910

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 2002

Go to all Rankings

In Myanmar (Burma)

Among people born in Myanmar (Burma), Ne Win ranks 6 out of 34Before him are Aung San Suu Kyi (1945), U Thant (1909), Aung San (1915), Than Shwe (1933), and Peter Townsend (1914). After him are Bayinnaung (1516), Thein Sein (1944), Anawrahta (1015), Alaungpaya (1714), Min Aung Hlaing (1956), and U Nu (1907).

Among POLITICIANS In Myanmar (Burma)

Among politicians born in Myanmar (Burma), Ne Win ranks 4Before him are U Thant (1909), Aung San (1915), and Than Shwe (1933). After him are Bayinnaung (1516), Thein Sein (1944), Anawrahta (1015), Alaungpaya (1714), Min Aung Hlaing (1956), U Nu (1907), Htin Kyaw (1946), and Win Myint (1951).