Pridi Banomyong

1900 - 1983

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Pridi Banomyong (Thai: ปรีดี พนมยงค์, RTGS: Pridi Phanomyong, pronounced [prīː.dīː pʰā.nōm.jōŋ]; 11 May 1900 – 2 May 1983), also known by his noble title Luang Praditmanutham (Thai: หลวงประดิษฐ์มนูธรรม), was a Thai statesman and professor.: 13  He served in multiple ministerial posts, as regent, and as prime minister in Thailand. He led the civilian wing of Khana Ratsadon, and helped found the University of Moral and Political Sciences and the Bank of Thailand. Born to a family of farmers in Ayutthaya province, he received a good education, becoming one of the nation's youngest barristers in 1919, at the age of nineteen. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pridi Banomyong has received more than 292,070 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Pridi Banomyong is the 4,454th most popular politician (up from 4,933rd in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Thailand (up from 17th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Thai Politician.

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Among politicians, Pridi Banomyong ranks 4,454 out of 19,576Before him are Soghomon Tehlirian, Bahram III, Walter Sans Avoir, Robert III of Scotland, Marie Anne de Bourbon, and Pranab Mukherjee. After him are Livilla, King Wu of Qin, Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, Charles G. Dawes, Frederick of Naples, and Pierre Mauroy.

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Among people born in 1900, Pridi Banomyong ranks 54Before him are Maria of Yugoslavia, Zelda Fitzgerald, Maurice Thorez, Jean Negulesco, Nathalie Sarraute, and Yves Tanguy. After him are Evald Aav, Werner Haase, Mária Telkes, Rudolf Diels, Helen Hayes, and Filipp Golikov. Among people deceased in 1983, Pridi Banomyong ranks 41Before him are Georges Auric, George Balanchine, Mercè Rodoreda, Alberto Ginastera, Jack Dempsey, and Rodolfo Gucci. After him are Joan Robinson, Dolores del Río, Vladimir Gelfand, Georges Bidault, Germaine Tailleferre, and Robert Aldrich.

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In Thailand

Among people born in Thailand, Pridi Banomyong ranks 15 out of 186Before him are Vajiravudh (1880), Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), Rama III (1788), Rama II of Siam (1767), and Emmanuelle Arsan (1932). After him are Prayut Chan-o-cha (1954), Naresuan (1555), Chaleo Yoovidhya (1923), Lisa (1997), Narai (1629), and Jacques Vergès (1924).

Among POLITICIANS In Thailand

Among politicians born in Thailand, Pridi Banomyong ranks 14Before him are Prajadhipok (1893), Vajiravudh (1880), Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), Rama III (1788), and Rama II of Siam (1767). After him are Prayut Chan-o-cha (1954), Naresuan (1555), Narai (1629), Thanom Kittikachorn (1911), Mahidol Adulyadej (1892), and Birabongse Bhanudej (1914).