Ralph Bunche

1904 - 1971

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Ralph Johnson Bunche (; August 7, 1903 – December 9, 1971) was an American political scientist, diplomat, and leading actor in the mid-20th-century decolonization process and US civil rights movement, who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in Israel. Among black Nobel laureates he is the first African American and first person of African descent to be awarded a Nobel Prize. He was involved in the formation and administration of the United Nations and played a major role in both the decolonization process and numerous peacekeeping operations sponsored by the UN. In 1963, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President John F. Kennedy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ralph Bunche has received more than 716,562 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Ralph Bunche is the 44th most popular diplomat (down from 42nd in 2019), the 3,790th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,118th in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Diplomat.

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Among diplomats, Ralph Bunche ranks 44 out of 51Before him are Yukiya Amano, Roger Casement, George Blake, Friedrich Martens, Ángel Sanz Briz, and Damião de Góis. After him are J. Christopher Stevens, Jules Cambon, Adlai Stevenson II, Edward M. House, Vatslav Vorovsky, and Christiana Figueres.

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Among people born in 1904, Ralph Bunche ranks 144Before him are Luigi Bertolini, Emilio Recoba, André Leducq, Daniel Guérin, Yulii Khariton, and Antoun Saadeh. After him are Nikos Skalkottas, Lippo Hertzka, Aparicio Méndez, Heinrich von Brentano, Pinhas Lavon, and Josef Pieper. Among people deceased in 1971, Ralph Bunche ranks 97Before him are David Sarnoff, Paul Bader, Richard Montague, Naoya Shiga, Viliam Široký, and Anthony Berkeley Cox. After him are Henri Tomasi, Antonio Bacci, Chester Conklin, Princess Adelaide of Schaumburg-Lippe, Bill W., and Thomas E. Dewey.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ralph Bunche ranks 3,790 out of 15,968Before him are Bob Seger (1945), Frederick Law Olmsted (1822), Art Pepper (1925), Dennis Meadows (1942), Dana Delany (1956), and Paul Chambers (1935). After him are Irene Dunne (1898), Barry Bostwick (1945), Ryan Murphy (1965), William P. Rogers (1913), James J. Corbett (1866), and Richard Estes (1932).

Among DIPLOMATS In United States

Among diplomats born in United States, Ralph Bunche ranks 9Before him are John R. Bolton (1948), George F. Kennan (1904), John Mott (1865), Dean Acheson (1893), Jean Kennedy Smith (1928), and Richard Holbrooke (1941). After him are J. Christopher Stevens (1960), Adlai Stevenson II (1900), and Edward M. House (1858).