Pol Pot

1925 - 1998

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Pol Pot (born Saloth Sâr; 19 May 1925 – 15 April 1998) was a Cambodian communist revolutionary, politician and a dictator who ruled Cambodia as Prime Minister of Democratic Kampuchea between 1976 and 1979. Ideologically a communist and a Khmer ethnonationalist, he was a leading member of Cambodia's communist movement, the Khmer Rouge, from 1963 to 1997 and served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea from 1963 to 1981. His administration converted Cambodia into a one-party communist state and perpetrated the Cambodian genocide. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pol Pot has received more than 13,891,325 page views. His biography is available in 109 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 104 in 2019). Pol Pot is the 149th most popular politician (up from 164th in 2019), the most popular biography from Cambodia and the most popular Cambodian Politician.

Pol Pot is most famous for being the leader of the Khmer Rouge, a Cambodian communist regime that ruled from 1975 to 1979. Pol Pot was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people through executions, starvation, and overwork.

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  • 109

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.78

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.64

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Pol Pot has had the most page views in the with 1,922,730 views, followed by Japanese (408,356), and Russian (337,182). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are (742.21%), (182.97%), and Mazandarani (180.20%)


Among politicians, Pol Pot ranks 149 out of 19,576Before him are Sun Yat-sen, Simón Bolívar, Al Gore, Augusto Pinochet, Hatshepsut, and Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. After him are Abdul Hamid II, Xerxes I, Alexander I of Russia, Hulagu Khan, Shimon Peres, and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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Among people born in 1925, Pol Pot ranks 3Before him are Malcolm X, and Margaret Thatcher. After him are Richard Burton, Yukio Mishima, Patrice Lumumba, Gilles Deleuze, Paul Newman, Alija Izetbegović, Giorgio Napolitano, Zygmunt Bauman, and Mahathir Mohamad. Among people deceased in 1998, Pol Pot ranks 1After him are Akira Kurosawa, Frank Sinatra, Jean Marais, Halldór Laxness, Todor Zhivkov, Carlos Castaneda, Ernst Jünger, Octavio Paz, Jean-François Lyotard, Niklas Luhmann, and Yang Shangkun.

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In Cambodia

Among people born in Cambodia, Pol Pot ranks 1 out of 40After him are Norodom Sihanouk (1922), Nuon Chea (1926), Lon Nol (1913), Hun Sen (1952), Jayavarman VII (1125), Khieu Samphan (1931), Sisowath Monivong (1875), Heng Samrin (1934), Norodom of Cambodia (1834), Jayavarman II (800), and Ta Mok (1926).

Among POLITICIANS In Cambodia

Among politicians born in Cambodia, Pol Pot ranks 1After him are Norodom Sihanouk (1922), Nuon Chea (1926), Lon Nol (1913), Hun Sen (1952), Jayavarman VII (1125), Khieu Samphan (1931), Sisowath Monivong (1875), Heng Samrin (1934), Norodom of Cambodia (1834), Jayavarman II (800), and Suryavarman II (1095).