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Sarit Thanarat

1908 - 1963

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Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat (also spelt Dhanarajata; Thai: สฤษดิ์ ธนะรัชต์, pronounced [sā.rìt tʰā.ná.rát]; 16 June 1908 – 8 December 1963) was a Thai general who staged a coup in 1957, replacing Plaek Phibunsongkhram as Thailand's prime minister until Sarit died in 1963. He was born in Bangkok, but grew up in his mother's home town in Isan-speaking northeastern Thailand and considered himself from Isan. His father, Major Luang Ruangdetanan (birth name Thongdi Thanarat), was a career army officer best known for his translations into Thai of Cambodian literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sarit Thanarat has received more than 164,262 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Sarit Thanarat is the 7,866th most popular politician (up from 9,551st in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Thailand (up from 36th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Thai Politician.

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Among politicians, Sarit Thanarat ranks 7,866 out of 15,577Before him are Ivan Šubašić, Christina Magdalena of the Palatinate-Zweibrücken, Shalmaneser II, Zvi Zamir, Práxedes Mateo Sagasta, and Johannes R. Becher. After him are Sevar of Bulgaria, Charles Dupuy, Chiang Fang-liang, Catherine Ashton, Sigismund Rákóczi, and Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Hohenberg.

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Among people born in 1908, Sarit Thanarat ranks 105Before him are Lev Pontryagin, Lionel Hampton, Michael DeBakey, Salo Flohr, Lee Krasner, and Fyodor Okhlopkov. After him are João Guimarães Rosa, Arturo Frondizi, Louis, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine, Aden Adde, Sergei Sobolev, and Lupe Vélez. Among people deceased in 1963, Sarit Thanarat ranks 66Before him are Garrett Morgan, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Ernst Kantorowicz, Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Gustaf Gründgens, and Fazlollah Zahedi. After him are Rahul Sankrityayan, Ngô Đình Nhu, Ernesto Lecuona, Jacques Villon, Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, and Camille Chautemps.

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In Thailand

Among people born in Thailand, Sarit Thanarat ranks 30 out of 155Before him are Sunanda Kumariratana (1860), Si Inthrathit (1188), Lisa (1997), Yingluck Shinawatra (1967), Uthong (1314), and Ajahn Chah (1918). After him are Mahidol Adulyadej (1892), Nouhak Phoumsavanh (1910), Sirindhorn (1955), Tony Jaa (1976), Samak Sundaravej (1935), and Srinagarindra (1900).

Among POLITICIANS In Thailand

Among politicians born in Thailand, Sarit Thanarat ranks 22Before him are Pridi Banomyong (1900), Narai (1629), Thanom Kittikachorn (1911), Birabongse Bhanudej (1914), Si Inthrathit (1188), and Uthong (1314). After him are Mahidol Adulyadej (1892), Nouhak Phoumsavanh (1910), Samak Sundaravej (1935), Srinagarindra (1900), Ekkathat (1800), and Phraya Phahonphonphayuhasena (1887).