Pen Sovan

1936 - 2016

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Pen Sovan (Khmer: ប៉ែន សុវណ្ណ; 15 April 1936 – 29 October 2016) was a Cambodian politician and revolutionary who served as the Prime Minister of the Hanoi-backed People's Republic of Kampuchea from 27 June to 5 December 1981. He also served as General Secretary of the Kampuchean People's Revolutionary Party (KPRP) from 1979 to 1981. He was arrested and removed from office in December 1981 by the Vietnamese for irritating Lê Đức Thọ, the chief adviser to the PRK government. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pen Sovan has received more than 88,007 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Pen Sovan is the 12,427th most popular politician, the 28th most popular biography from Cambodia and the 24th most popular Cambodian Politician.

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  • 15

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Among politicians, Pen Sovan ranks 12,427 out of 15,710Before him are José Justo Corro, Dimitrios Rallis, Felix Kulov, Mithridates III of Commagene, Lajos Dinnyés, and Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, Prince of Venice. After him are Michael Howard, Hans-Peter Tschudi, Alicia Moreau de Justo, José Miguel de Velasco Franco, Gordon Bajnai, and Gavril Dejeu.

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Among people born in 1936, Pen Sovan ranks 333Before him are Hal Greer, Anton Allemann, John Shalikashvili, Lazarus Salii, Théodore-Adrien Sarr, and C. Gordon Fullerton. After him are Mary Travers, Georg Sterzinsky, Michael Somare, Vladimir Maslachenko, Anthony Kennedy, and Abraham Lempel. Among people deceased in 2016, Pen Sovan ranks 305Before him are José Parra Martínez, Adolf Born, Richard Davalos, Alice Drummond, Luis Alberto Monge, and Jean-Christophe Yoccoz. After him are Fritz Stern, Sándor Tarics, Rune Larsson, Pauline Oliveros, Heinrich Schiff, and Jiří Tichý.

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In Cambodia

Among people born in Cambodia, Pen Sovan ranks 28 out of 32Before him are Norodom Ranariddh (1944), Ieng Thirith (1932), Si Inthrathit (1188), Khuang Aphaiwong (1902), Penn Nouth (1906), and Dith Pran (1942). After him are François Chau (1959), Rithy Panh (1964), Somaly Mam (1970), and Chan Vathanaka (1994).

Among POLITICIANS In Cambodia

Among politicians born in Cambodia, Pen Sovan ranks 24Before him are Yasovarman I (900), Norodom Ranariddh (1944), Ieng Thirith (1932), Si Inthrathit (1188), Khuang Aphaiwong (1902), and Penn Nouth (1906).