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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 142,372 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Pen Sovan is the 14,051st most popular politician (down from 12,409th in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Cambodia (down from 28th in 2019) and the 27th most popular Cambodian Politician.

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  • 15

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  • 4.34

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Among politicians, Pen Sovan ranks 14,051 out of 15,577Before him are John Julius Norwich, Zenonis, Corneliu Mănescu, Raşit Meredow, Gianfranco Terenzi, and Shu-turul. After him are Félix María Zuloaga, Janko Jesenský, Hasan Saka, Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, Federico Errázuriz Echaurren, and Jimmy Morales.

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Among people born in 1936, Pen Sovan ranks 367Before him are Trevor Taylor, Marin Sorescu, Jack Lousma, Míriam Colón, Ashley Cooper, and C. Gordon Fullerton. After him are Carlos Mota Pinto, Abraham Lempel, Larry McMurtry, Martin Gilbert, Oreste Corbatta, and Renato Corti. Among people deceased in 2016, Pen Sovan ranks 329Before him are Charmian Carr, Gotlib, Gideon Toury, Sushil Koirala, Arturo Pomar, and Ursula Franklin. After him are Giorgio Albertazzi, Gilbert Kaplan, Heinrich Schiff, Peter Maxwell Davies, Halfdan T. Mahler, and Françoise Mallet-Joris.

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In Cambodia

Among people born in Cambodia, Pen Sovan ranks 31 out of 35Before him are Son Sann (1911), Khuang Aphaiwong (1902), Penn Nouth (1906), Sisowath Sirik Matak (1914), Sam Rainsy (1949), 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 27Before him are Ang Mey (1815), Son Sann (1911), Khuang Aphaiwong (1902), Penn Nouth (1906), Sisowath Sirik Matak (1914), and Sam Rainsy (1949).