Ruud Lubbers

1939 - 2018

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Rudolphus Franciscus Marie "Ruud" Lubbers (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈryt ˈlʏbərs] ; 7 May 1939 – 14 February 2018) was a Dutch politician, diplomat and businessman who served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1982 to 1994, and as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from 2001 to 2005. He was a member of the Catholic People's Party (KVP), which later merged to become the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party. Lubbers studied Economics at the Erasmus School of Economics obtaining a Master of Science degree and worked as a corporate director for the manufacturing company Hollandia in Rotterdam from April 1963 until May 1973 and as trade association executive for the Christian Employers' Association (NCW) from January 1965 until May 1973. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ruud Lubbers has received more than 414,486 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Ruud Lubbers is the 3,762nd most popular politician (up from 4,799th in 2019), the 152nd most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 186th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Dutch Politician.

Ruud Lubbers is most famous for being the Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1982 to 1994.

Memorability Metrics

  • 410k

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  • 61.49

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 50

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.94

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.96

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Ruud Lubbers has had the most page views in the with 84,632 views, followed by English (56,245), and German (6,720). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Occitan (133.97%), Ido (106.13%), and Korean (78.87%)


Among politicians, Ruud Lubbers ranks 3,762 out of 19,576Before him are José Gervasio Artigas, Sun Hao, Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden, Wallia, David Dacko, and Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia. After him are Emperor Shengzong of Liao, Al-Nasir, Tissaphernes, Sigebert II, Wim Kok, and Şehzade Mahmud.

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Among people born in 1939, Ruud Lubbers ranks 57Before him are Joel Schumacher, Pak Pong-ju, Richard Serra, João Bernardo Vieira, Amancio Amaro, and Carlo Ginzburg. After him are Beate Klarsfeld, Carolina Herrera, Princess Irene of the Netherlands, Emil Constantinescu, Ricardo Bofill, and Scott Glenn. Among people deceased in 2018, Ruud Lubbers ranks 53Before him are Paul Allen, R. Lee Ermey, Milena Dravić, Paul D. Boyer, Gene Sharp, and Joe Jackson. After him are Wim Kok, Jean-Louis Tauran, Osamu Shimomura, Gérard Genette, Dorothy Malone, and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Ruud Lubbers ranks 152 out of 1,646Before him are Fanny Blankers-Koen (1918), Martinus Beijerinck (1851), René van de Kerkhof (1951), William II, Duke of Bavaria (1365), Abraham Bloemaert (1566), and Maarten van Heemskerck (1498). After him are Wim Kok (1938), Willem Claesz. Heda (1594), Antonia Brico (1902), Princess Irene of the Netherlands (1939), Piet Keizer (1943), and Eugène Dubois (1858).

Among POLITICIANS In Netherlands

Among politicians born in Netherlands, Ruud Lubbers ranks 20Before him are Geert Wilders (1963), William II of Holland (1228), Mark Rutte (1967), Pim Fortuyn (1948), Pieter van der Aa (1659), and William II, Duke of Bavaria (1365). After him are Wim Kok (1938), Princess Irene of the Netherlands (1939), John II, Count of Holland (1247), Wim Duisenberg (1935), Margaret of Bavaria (1363), and Nicholas J. Spykman (1893).