Plaek Phibunsongkhram

1897 - 1964

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Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram (Thai: แปลก พิบูลสงคราม [plɛ̀ːk pʰí.būːn.sǒŋ.kʰrāːm]; alternatively transcribed as Pibulsongkram or Pibulsonggram; 14 July 1897 – 11 June 1964), locally known as Marshal P. (Thai: จอมพล ป.;[tɕɔ̄ːm.pʰōn.pɔ̄ː]), and contemporarily known as Phibun (Pibul) in the West, was a Thai military officer and politician who served as Prime Minister of Thailand from 1938 to 1944 and 1948 to 1957. Phibunsongkhram was a member of the Army wing of Khana Ratsadon, the first political party in Thailand, and a leader of the Siamese revolution of 1932, which replaced Thailand's absolute monarchy with a constitutional monarchy. Phibun became the third Prime Minister of Thailand in 1938 while serving as Commander of the Royal Siamese Army. Inspired by the Italian fascism of Benito Mussolini, he established a de facto military dictatorship run along fascist lines, promoted Thai nationalism and Sinophobia, and allied Thailand with Imperial Japan in World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Plaek Phibunsongkhram has received more than 642,966 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Plaek Phibunsongkhram is the 2,502nd most popular politician (up from 3,080th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Thailand and the 10th most popular Thai Politician.

Plaek Phibunsongkhram was most famous for being the Prime Minister of Thailand from 1938 to 1944, during which time he attempted to modernize the country.

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Over the past year Plaek Phibunsongkhram has had the most page views in the with 176,709 views, followed by English (102,515), and Chinese (24,401). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Khmer (252.09%), Hindi (208.18%), and Simple English (92.78%)


Among politicians, Plaek Phibunsongkhram ranks 2,502 out of 19,576Before him are Serzh Sargsyan, Sancho II of Castile and León, Necmettin Erbakan, Huayna Capac, Pharnavaz I of Iberia, and Abdullah al-Mahdi Billah. After him are Géza, Grand Prince of the Hungarians, Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, Greg Abbott, Emperor Ling of Han, and James E. Webb.

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Among people born in 1897, Plaek Phibunsongkhram ranks 35Before him are Kurt Daluege, Karl Gebhardt, Ivan Bagramyan, Otto Strasser, Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, and Hasso von Manteuffel. After him are Georg Wittig, Karl-Otto Koch, Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, Patrick Blackett, Kirill Meretskov, and Vlado Chernozemski. Among people deceased in 1964, Plaek Phibunsongkhram ranks 20Before him are Gerhard Domagk, Palmiro Togliatti, Gerrit Rietveld, Karl Polanyi, Hans von Euler-Chelpin, and Otto Grotewohl. After him are Giorgio Morandi, Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Alexandre Koyré, Alexander Archipenko, Emilio Aguinaldo, and Otto Wille Kuusinen.

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In Thailand

Among people born in Thailand, Plaek Phibunsongkhram ranks 10 out of 186Before him are Rama I (1736), Taksin (1734), Thaksin Shinawatra (1949), Sirikit (1932), Prajadhipok (1893), and Vajiravudh (1880). After him are Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), Rama III (1788), Rama II of Siam (1767), Emmanuelle Arsan (1932), Pridi Banomyong (1900), and Prayut Chan-o-cha (1954).

Among POLITICIANS In Thailand

Among politicians born in Thailand, Plaek Phibunsongkhram ranks 10Before him are Rama I (1736), Taksin (1734), Thaksin Shinawatra (1949), Sirikit (1932), Prajadhipok (1893), and Vajiravudh (1880). After him are Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), Rama III (1788), Rama II of Siam (1767), Pridi Banomyong (1900), Prayut Chan-o-cha (1954), and Naresuan (1555).