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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 the 1 December 2016 proclamation of Vajiralongkorn as 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 532,725 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 52 in 2019). Prem Tinsulanonda is the 4,071st most popular politician (down from 3,095th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Thailand (down from 10th in 2019) 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 4,071 out of 15,577Before him are Kim Tu-bong, Álvaro Obregón, Victoriano Huerta, Clovis III, Pausanias of Orestis, and Anastasius Bibliothecarius. After him are Lothar de Maizière, Margot Honecker, Christos Sartzetakis, Isser Harel, Artur Rasizade, and Khalil Sultan.

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Among people born in 1920, Prem Tinsulanonda ranks 58Before him are E. Donnall Thomas, George Porter, Lawrence Klein, Ivan Kozhedub, Alicia Alonso, and Isaac Stern. After him are Peter D. Mitchell, Ștefan Kovács, Jack Elam, John Harsanyi, George Armitage Miller, and Kim Yong-ju. Among people deceased in 2019, Prem Tinsulanonda ranks 61Before him are Matti Nykänen, Alicia Alonso, Rosamunde Pilcher, Sigmund Jähn, Max Wright, and Michael Atiyah. After him are Michel Serres, Zhores Alferov, Luke Perry, Yury Luzhkov, Danny Aiello, and Roger Etchegaray.

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In Thailand

Among people born in Thailand, Prem Tinsulanonda ranks 11 out of 155Before him are Sirikit (1932), Prajadhipok (1893), Thaksin Shinawatra (1949), Taksin (1734), Vajiravudh (1880), and Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897). After him are Emmanuelle Arsan (1932), Rama III (1788), Prayut Chan-o-cha (1954), Rama II of Siam (1767), Naresuan (1555), and Pridi Banomyong (1900).

Among POLITICIANS In Thailand

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