Ricardo Lagos

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Ricardo Froilán Lagos Escobar (Spanish pronunciation: [riˈkaɾðo fɾojˈlan ˈlaɣos eskoˈβaɾ]; born 2 March 1938) is a Chilean lawyer, economist and social-democratic politician who served as president of Chile from 2000 to 2006. During the 1980s he was a well-known opponent of the Chilean military dictatorship and astounded contemporaries in 1988 by openly denouncing dictator Augusto Pinochet on live television. He served as Minister of Education from 1990 to 1992 and Minister of Public Works from 1994 to 1998 under president Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle before narrowly winning the 1999–2000 presidential election in a runoff against Independent Democrat Union (UDI) candidate Joaquín Lavín. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ricardo Lagos has received more than 387,444 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Ricardo Lagos is the 4,716th most popular politician (down from 4,066th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Chile (down from 16th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Chilean Politician.

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    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.07

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Ricardo Lagos has had the most page views in the with 135,964 views, followed by English (48,042), and Russian (9,039). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Chinese (824.00%), Armenian (612.00%), and Ido (96.83%)


Among politicians, Ricardo Lagos ranks 4,716 out of 19,576Before him are Victorinus, Kalākaua, Emperor Yūryaku, Gnassingbé Eyadéma, Ferdinand Buisson, and Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany. After him are Phraates V, Issa Hayatou, Georgios Papandreou, Magnus IV of Norway, Leonnatus, and Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.

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Among people born in 1938, Ricardo Lagos ranks 89Before him are Elliott Gould, Terence Stamp, Tereza Kesovija, Leonardo Boff, Roland Topor, and J. J. Cale. After him are Nabih Berri, Ryōji Noyori, Phil Knight, Giuliano Amato, Juliet Anderson, and Frank Langella.

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In Chile

Among people born in Chile, Ricardo Lagos ranks 18 out of 321Before him are Patricio Aylwin (1918), Claudio Arrau (1903), Violeta Parra (1917), Roberto Bolaño (1953), Eduardo Frei Montalva (1911), and Elías Figueroa (1946). After him are Lautaro (1534), Iván Zamorano (1967), Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle (1942), Leonel Sánchez (1936), Hugo Gunckel Lüer (1901), and Luis Corvalán (1916).


Among politicians born in Chile, Ricardo Lagos ranks 8Before him are Salvador Allende (1908), Michelle Bachelet (1951), Sebastián Piñera (1949), Bernardo O'Higgins (1778), Patricio Aylwin (1918), and Eduardo Frei Montalva (1911). After him are Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle (1942), Luis Corvalán (1916), Jorge Alessandri (1896), Orlando Letelier (1932), Carlos Ibáñez del Campo (1877), and Arturo Alessandri (1868).