Ruud Lubbers

1939 - 2018

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Rudolphus Franciscus Marie "Ruud" Lubbers (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈryt ˈlʏbərs] (listen); 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 Rotterdam School of Economics obtaining a Master of Economics 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 289,342 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Ruud Lubbers is the 3,910th most popular politician (down from 3,729th in 2019), the 152nd most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 140th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Dutch Politician.

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

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Among politicians, Ruud Lubbers ranks 3,910 out of 15,710Before him are Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden, Nariman Narimanov, João Goulart, Louis I of Etruria, Tetisheri, and Antipope Eulalius. After him are Zagan Pasha, André de Montbard, Theodore Komnenos Doukas, Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Yamato Takeru, and Huang Chao.

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Among people born in 1939, Ruud Lubbers ranks 61Before him are Sonny Chiba, Fritjof Capra, Claude François, Phil Spector, Lee Majors, and Beate Klarsfeld. After him are Ginger Baker, Amarildo Tavares da Silveira, Karl-Heinz Schnellinger, Princess Irene of the Netherlands, Emil Constantinescu, and Amancio Amaro. Among people deceased in 2018, Ruud Lubbers ranks 61Before him are Milena Dravić, Joe Jackson, Wim Kok, Christine Nöstlinger, Steve Ditko, and Shoko Asahara. After him are Anthony Bourdain, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Girma Wolde-Giorgis, Oskar Gröning, Gene Sharp, and Dolores O'Riordan.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Ruud Lubbers ranks 152 out of 1,209Before him are Aelbert Cuyp (1620), Abraham Bloemaert (1566), Fanny Blankers-Koen (1918), Anton Mauve (1838), Johan van Oldenbarnevelt (1547), and Piet Keizer (1943). After him are Antonis Mor (1519), Tom Gehrels (1925), Pieter Lastman (1583), Jan Ingenhousz (1730), Arie Haan (1948), and Arjen Robben (1984).

Among POLITICIANS In Netherlands

Among politicians born in Netherlands, Ruud Lubbers ranks 19Before him are William II of Holland (1228), Mark Rutte (1967), Wim Duisenberg (1935), Peter Stuyvesant (1612), Wim Kok (1938), and Johan van Oldenbarnevelt (1547). After him are Princess Irene of the Netherlands (1939), Nicholas J. Spykman (1893), Margaret of Bavaria (1363), Philip William, Prince of Orange (1554), Pim Fortuyn (1948), and Princess Sophie of the Netherlands (1824).