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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 South Vietnamese politician who was the final prime minister of the State of Vietnam (1954–1955), and then served as the first president of South Vietnam (Republic of Vietnam) from 1955 until he was captured and assassinated during the 1963 South Vietnamese coup. He was born into a prominent family, a member of the Catholic Church in Vietnam and the son of a high-ranking civil servant, Ngô Đình Khả. He was educated at French-speaking schools and considered following his brother Ngô Đình Thục into the priesthood, but eventually chose to pursue a civil-service career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ngo Dinh Diem has received more than 2,232,856 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Ngo Dinh Diem is the 635th most popular politician (up from 735th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Vietnam (up from 3rd in 2019) 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 635 out of 15,577Before him are Sviatoslav I of Kiev, Grigory Potemkin, Licinius, Hideki Tojo, Michael of Russia, and James Monroe. After him are Sweyn Forkbeard, Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Ptolemy II Philadelphus, and Christian II of Denmark.

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Among people born in 1901, Ngo Dinh Diem ranks 15Before him are Linus Pauling, Clark Gable, Rudolf Höss, Sukarno, Fulgencio Batista, and Leopold III of Belgium. After him are Magda Goebbels, Gary Cooper, Alberto Giacometti, Paul of Greece, Vittorio De Sica, and André Malraux. Among people deceased in 1963, Ngo Dinh Diem ranks 11Before him are Jean Cocteau, Georges Braque, Aldous Huxley, Lee Harvey Oswald, Robert Schuman, and Tristan Tzara. After him are C. S. Lewis, Abd el-Krim, Paul Hindemith, Nâzım Hikmet, Francis Poulenc, and Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria.

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In Vietnam

Among people born in Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem ranks 2 out of 124Before him are Ho Chi Minh (1890). After him are Amanda Lear (1939), Võ Nguyên Giáp (1911), Marguerite Duras (1914), Thích Nhất Hạnh (1926), Thích Quảng Đức (1897), Bảo Đại (1913), Lê Đức Thọ (1911), Nguyễn Phú Trọng (1944), Dương Văn Minh (1916), 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), Nguyễn Phú Trọng (1944), Dương Văn Minh (1916), Nguyễn Văn Thiệu (1923), Lady Sun (192), Ieng Sary (1925), Kaysone Phomvihane (1920), Lê Duẩn (1907), Madame Nhu (1924), and Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (1954).