Ngo Dinh Diem

1901 - 1963

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Ngô Đình Diệm ( or ; Vietnamese: [ŋō ɗìn jîəmˀ] (listen); 3 January 1901 – 2 November 1963) was a Vietnamese politician. He was the final prime minister of the State of Vietnam (1954–1955), and then served as President of South Vietnam (Republic of Vietnam) from 1955 until he was captured and assassinated during the 1963 military coup. Diệm was born into a prominent Catholic family, the son of a high-ranking civil servant, Ngô Đình Khả. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ngo Dinh Diem has received more than 1,997,504 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Ngo Dinh Diem is the 736th most popular politician (up from 785th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Vietnam and the 2nd most popular Vietnamese Politician.

Ngo Dinh Diem was the first president of South Vietnam, and he is most famous for his role in the Vietnam War.

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Among politicians, Ngo Dinh Diem ranks 736 out of 15,710Before him are Alexandra of Denmark, John the Fearless, Hussein of Jordan, Hugo Chávez, Boudica, and Publius Quinctilius Varus. After him are Alexis of Russia, Henry I of England, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Cleopatra I Syra, Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor, and Phocas.

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Among people born in 1901, Ngo Dinh Diem ranks 19Before him are Fulgencio Batista, Leopold III of Belgium, Alberto Giacometti, Gary Cooper, Paul of Greece, and Magda Goebbels. After him are Vittorio De Sica, André Malraux, Princess Märtha of Sweden, Margaret Mead, Joaquín Rodrigo, and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester. Among people deceased in 1963, Ngo Dinh Diem ranks 12Before him are Jean Cocteau, Aldous Huxley, Lee Harvey Oswald, Robert Schuman, Tristan Tzara, and C. S. Lewis. After him are Nâzım Hikmet, Paul Hindemith, Abd el-Krim, Francis Poulenc, Yasujirō Ozu, and Sylvia Plath.

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In Vietnam

Among people born in Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem ranks 3 out of 106Before him are Ho Chi Minh (1890) and Võ Nguyên Giáp (1911). After him are Amanda Lear (1939), Marguerite Duras (1914), Thích Quảng Đức (1897), Bảo Đại (1913), Lê Đức Thọ (1911), Thích Nhất Hạnh (1926), Lady Sun (192), Nguyễn Phú Trọng (1944), and Nguyễn Văn Thiệu (1923).

Among POLITICIANS In Vietnam

Among politicians born in Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem ranks 2Before him are Ho Chi Minh (1890). After him are Bảo Đại (1913), Lady Sun (192), Nguyễn Phú Trọng (1944), Nguyễn Văn Thiệu (1923), Dương Văn Minh (1916), Ieng Sary (1925), Kaysone Phomvihane (1920), Lê Duẩn (1907), Gia Long (1762), and Madame Nhu (1924).