Paulias Matane

1931 - 2021

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Sir Paulias Nguna Matane (21 September 1931 – 12 December 2021) was a Papua New Guinean politician who served as the eighth Governor-General of Papua New Guinea from 29 June 2004 to 13 December 2010. His memoir My Childhood in New Guinea has been on the school curriculum since the 1970s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paulias Matane has received more than 78,139 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Paulias Matane is the 17,350th most popular politician (down from 7,477th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Papua New Guinea (down from 1st in 2019) and the 6th most popular Papua New Guinean Politician.

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Among politicians, Paulias Matane ranks 17,350 out of 19,576Before him are Cristina Cifuentes, Aureliu Ciocoi, Khil Raj Regmi, Robert Biedroń, Trine Haltvik, and Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. After him are Frits Goedgedrag, Balakh Sher Mazari, Khaled Bahah, Uma Bharti, Zbigniew Ziobro, and William Whitelaw, 1st Viscount Whitelaw.

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Among people born in 1931, Paulias Matane ranks 579Before him are Alfred Kuchevsky, Nandini Satpathy, Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi, Ricardo Vidal, Elizabeth J. Feinler, and Alfred Swift. After him are Tomimaru Okuni, Nasir Hussain, Cleopa Msuya, John Shelby Spong, John Kerr, and James Abourezk. Among people deceased in 2021, Paulias Matane ranks 632Before him are Igor Nikulin, Bernd Nickel, Yury Sharov, Jane Withers, Mike Enzi, and Georgi Dimitrov. After him are Cléber Eduardo Arado, Hamed Bakayoko, Ioannis Palaiokrassas, Beverly Cleary, John Shelby Spong, and David Darling.

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In Papua New Guinea

Among people born in Papua New Guinea, Paulias Matane ranks 7 out of 9Before him are Manasseh Sogavare (1955), Bob Dadae (1961), Michael Somare (1936), Michael Ogio (1942), James Marape (1971), and John Ribat (1957). After him are Julius Chan (1939), Peter O'Neill (1965), Dika Toua (1984), Rellie Kaputin (1993), and Judith Meauri (1992).

Among POLITICIANS In Papua New Guinea

Among politicians born in Papua New Guinea, Paulias Matane ranks 6Before him are Manasseh Sogavare (1955), Bob Dadae (1961), Michael Somare (1936), Michael Ogio (1942), and James Marape (1971). After him are Julius Chan (1939), and Peter O'Neill (1965).