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Omar Torrijos

1929 - 1981

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Omar Efraín Torrijos Herrera (February 13, 1929 – July 31, 1981) was the Commander of the Panamanian National Guard and military leader of Panama from 1968 to his death in 1981. Torrijos was never officially the president of Panama, but instead held titles including "Maximum Leader of the Panamanian Revolution". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Omar Torrijos has received more than 589,347 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia. Omar Torrijos is the 4,189th most popular politician (down from 3,564th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Panama (down from 4th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Panamanian Politician.

Omar Torrijos was a Panamanian politician and military officer who served as the president of Panama from 1968 to 1981. He is most famous for negotiating the Torrijos-Carter Treaties with U.S. President Jimmy Carter, which granted Panama control of the Panama Canal in 1979.

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Among politicians, Omar Torrijos ranks 4,189 out of 15,577Before him are Judah ha-Nasi, Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, Prithviraj Chauhan, Princess Irene of the Netherlands, Andrea Dandolo, and David I of Scotland. After him are Prusias I of Bithynia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Juan Negrín, Eleanor of Viseu, William, Duke of Nassau, and Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma.

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Among people born in 1929, Omar Torrijos ranks 88Before him are Hebe Camargo, Ed Asner, Andriyan Nikolayev, Michael Atiyah, Christos Sartzetakis, and Imelda Marcos. After him are Bob Newhart, Gerald Edelman, Fernanda Montenegro, Helmut Rahn, Abdel Halim Hafez, and Ivar Giaever. Among people deceased in 1981, Omar Torrijos ranks 42Before him are Harry Harlow, Will Durant, Bill Haley, Bernard Lee, Lobsang Rampa, and Leo Kanner. After him are Lotte Lenya, Prince Yasuhiko Asaka, Duško Popov, Stefan Wyszyński, Karl Richter, and Heinz Kohut.

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Among people born in Panama, Omar Torrijos ranks 5 out of 66Before him are John McCain (1936), Manuel Noriega (1934), Carlos Fuentes (1928), and Edward A. Murphy Jr. (1918). After him are Roberto Durán (1951), Rubén Blades (1948), Billy Cobham (1944), Miguel Bosé (1956), Diego de Almagro II (1520), Guillermo Endara (1936), and Laurentino Cortizo (1953).


Among politicians born in Panama, Omar Torrijos ranks 3Before him are John McCain (1936) and Manuel Noriega (1934). After him are Guillermo Endara (1936), Laurentino Cortizo (1953), Ricardo Martinelli (1952), Mireya Moscoso (1946), Ricardo Maduro (1946), Juan Carlos Varela (1963), Martín Torrijos (1963), Ernesto Pérez Balladares (1946), and Eric Arturo Delvalle (1937).