Prem Tinsulanonda

1920 - 2019

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Prem Tinsulanonda (Thai: เปรม ติณสูลานนท์, RTGS: Prem Tinnasulanon, pronounced [prēːm tīn.nā.sǔː.lāː.nōn]; 26 August 1920 – 26 May 2019) was a Thai military officer, politician, and statesman who served as the Prime Minister of Thailand from 3 March 1980 to 4 August 1988, during which time he was credited with ending a communist insurgency and presiding over accelerating economic growth. As president of the Privy Council, he served as Regent of Thailand from the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on 13 October 2016 until 1 December 2016, when Vajiralongkorn was proclaimed King. At the age of 98, Prem was the longest-living Thai Prime Minister. He is also the oldest regent of any country, surpassing Bavarian Prince Regent Luitpold's record, when he became the regent for king Rama X. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Prem Tinsulanonda has received more than 598,149 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. Prem Tinsulanonda is the 3,267th most popular politician (up from 4,016th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Thailand and the 11th most popular Thai Politician.

Prem Tinsulanonda was a politician and general of the Thai military, and served as Prime Minister of Thailand from 1980 to 1988. He is most famous for his role in the 1991 coup that ousted the elected government of Chatichai Choonhavan.

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Among politicians, Prem Tinsulanonda ranks 3,267 out of 19,576Before him are Musa Çelebi, Gotthard Kettler, Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria, Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah, Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia, and George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham. After him are Cao Zhi, Emperor Ōgimachi, Cecrops I, Marcus Annius Verus, Mihály Károlyi, and Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani.

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Among people born in 1920, Prem Tinsulanonda ranks 46Before him are Gunnar Gren, Kaysone Phomvihane, Edmond H. Fischer, Mickey Rooney, Michèle Morgan, and George Porter. After him are Baruj Benacerraf, Chiara Lubich, E. Donnall Thomas, Lawrence Klein, Shelley Winters, and Walter Nowotny. Among people deceased in 2019, Prem Tinsulanonda ranks 48Before him are Giya Kancheli, Lennart Johansson, Franco Columbu, Raymond Poulidor, Kary Mullis, and Li Peng. After him are Yasuhiro Nakasone, Ágnes Heller, Fernando de la Rúa, Ferdinand Piëch, Sydney Brenner, and Moshe Arens.

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In Thailand

Among people born in Thailand, Prem Tinsulanonda ranks 11 out of 186Before him are Taksin (1734), Thaksin Shinawatra (1949), Sirikit (1932), Prajadhipok (1893), Vajiravudh (1880), and Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897). After him are Rama III (1788), Rama II of Siam (1767), Emmanuelle Arsan (1932), Pridi Banomyong (1900), Prayut Chan-o-cha (1954), and Naresuan (1555).

Among POLITICIANS In Thailand

Among politicians born in Thailand, Prem Tinsulanonda ranks 11Before him are Taksin (1734), Thaksin Shinawatra (1949), Sirikit (1932), Prajadhipok (1893), Vajiravudh (1880), and Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897). After him are Rama III (1788), Rama II of Siam (1767), Pridi Banomyong (1900), Prayut Chan-o-cha (1954), Naresuan (1555), and Narai (1629).