Nuon Chea

1926 - 2019

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Nuon Chea (Khmer: នួន ជា; born Lao Kim Lorn; 7 July 1926 – 4 August 2019), also known as Long Bunruot (Khmer: ឡុង ប៊ុនរត្ន) or Rungloet Laodi (រុងឡឺត ឡាវឌី Thai: รุ่งเลิศ เหล่าดี), was a Cambodian communist politician and revolutionary who was the chief ideologist of the Khmer Rouge. He also briefly served as acting Prime Minister of Democratic Kampuchea. He was commonly known as "Brother Number Two" (Khmer: បងធំទី២), as he was second-in-command to Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, General Secretary of the Party, during the Cambodian genocide of 1975–1979. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nuon Chea has received more than 577,468 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Nuon Chea is the 3,054th most popular politician (down from 1,705th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Cambodia (down from 5th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Cambodian Politician.

Nuon Chea is most famous for being one of the Khmer Rouge leaders who was convicted of crimes against humanity.

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Among politicians, Nuon Chea ranks 3,054 out of 15,710Before him are Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Charles the Younger, Harald Gille, Menelik I, Władysław I the Elbow-high, and Gustav Radbruch. After him are Pausanias of Sparta, King Zhuangxiang of Qin, Sophonisba, Edward Heath, Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria, and Maria Pia of Savoy.

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Among people born in 1926, Nuon Chea ranks 57Before him are Harry Dean Stanton, Ingeborg Bachmann, Abdus Salam, Richard Matheson, Irwin Rose, and Sydney Chaplin. After him are Steve Reeves, Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba, Tsung-Dao Lee, Sergio Corbucci, George Habash, and Tony Bennett. Among people deceased in 2019, Nuon Chea ranks 44Before him are Luke Perry, B. J. Habibie, Giya Kancheli, Lennart Johansson, Claudine Auger, and Franco Columbu. After him are Prem Tinsulanonda, David J. Thouless, Manfred Eigen, Ferdinand Piëch, Robert Forster, and Danny Aiello.

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In Cambodia

Among people born in Cambodia, Nuon Chea ranks 7 out of 32Before him are Pol Pot (1925), Norodom Sihanouk (1922), Norodom Sihamoni (1953), Lon Nol (1913), Khieu Samphan (1931), and Hun Sen (1952). After him are Jayavarman VII (1125), Ta Mok (1926), Norodom of Cambodia (1834), Suryavarman II (1095), Heng Samrin (1934), and Sisowath Monivong (1875).

Among POLITICIANS In Cambodia

Among politicians born in Cambodia, Nuon Chea ranks 7Before him are Pol Pot (1925), Norodom Sihanouk (1922), Norodom Sihamoni (1953), Lon Nol (1913), Khieu Samphan (1931), and Hun Sen (1952). After him are Jayavarman VII (1125), Norodom of Cambodia (1834), Suryavarman II (1095), Heng Samrin (1934), Sisowath Monivong (1875), and Ram Khamhaeng (1237).