Prayut Chan-o-cha

1954 - Today

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Prayut Chan-o-cha (sometimes spelled Prayuth Chan-ocha; Thai: ประยุทธ์ จันทร์โอชา, pronounced [prā.jút tɕān.ʔōː.tɕʰāː] ; born 21 March 1954) is a retired Thai politician and army officer. He became the 29th Prime Minister of Thailand after he seized power in the 2014 military coup and served until 2023. He was concurrently the minister of defence in his own government from 2019 to 2023. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Prayut Chan-o-cha has received more than 2,248,622 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Prayut Chan-o-cha is the 4,604th most popular politician (down from 4,342nd in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Thailand (down from 14th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Thai Politician.

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Among politicians, Prayut Chan-o-cha ranks 4,604 out of 19,576Before him are Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern, Carlos Arias Navarro, Bagoas, Margaret of Bavaria, Malik-Shah II, and Otto Meissner. After him are Patriarch Filaret of Moscow, Antiochus XII Dionysus, Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo, Emperor Saga, Emperor Go-Uda, and Eric II of Norway.

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Among people born in 1954, Prayut Chan-o-cha ranks 47Before him are Kathleen Turner, Bernard Hinault, Eric Gerets, Ron Howard, Rene Russo, and Andrej Babiš. After him are Dennis Quaid, Abdul Rashid Dostum, Mordechai Vanunu, Uli Stielike, Marian Gold, and Michael Dudikoff.

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In Thailand

Among people born in Thailand, Prayut Chan-o-cha ranks 16 out of 186Before him are Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), Rama III (1788), Rama II of Siam (1767), Emmanuelle Arsan (1932), and Pridi Banomyong (1900). After him are Naresuan (1555), Chaleo Yoovidhya (1923), Lisa (1997), Narai (1629), Jacques Vergès (1924), and Thanom Kittikachorn (1911).

Among POLITICIANS In Thailand

Among politicians born in Thailand, Prayut Chan-o-cha ranks 15Before him are Vajiravudh (1880), Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), Rama III (1788), Rama II of Siam (1767), and Pridi Banomyong (1900). After him are Naresuan (1555), Narai (1629), Thanom Kittikachorn (1911), Mahidol Adulyadej (1892), Birabongse Bhanudej (1914), and Nouhak Phoumsavanh (1910).