Simone Veil

1927 - 2017

Simone Veil

Simone Annie Liline Veil, Grand-croix; DBE (French: [simɔn vɛj] (listen), née Jacob; 13 July 1927 – 30 June 2017) was a French lawyer and politician who served as Minister of Health under Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, President of the European Parliament and member of the Constitutional Council of France. A survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp where she lost part of her family during the Holocaust; she served as the first president of the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah, from 2000 to 2007, and subsequently as honorary president. She was elected to the Académie française in November 2008. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simone Veil has received more than 652,369 page views. Her biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 1,862nd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Simone Veil ranks 1,850 out of 14,801Before her are Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik, Viktor Orbán, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, Dom Pérignon, Barsine, and Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy. After her are Desiderius, Afonso II of Portugal, Olof Skötkonung, José Eduardo dos Santos, Rodolfo Graziani, and Burhanuddin Rabbani.

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Among people born in 1927, Simone Veil ranks 24Before her are Niklas Luhmann, Janet Leigh, Sidney Poitier, Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, Maurice Béjart, and Albert Uderzo. After her are Harry Belafonte, Martin Lewis Perl, Robert Ludlum, Manfred Eigen, Hubert de Givenchy, and Margaret Keane. Among people deceased in 2017, Simone Veil ranks 30Before her are Mário Soares, Johnny Hallyday, Hans Georg Dehmelt, Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Martin Landau, and Louise Hay. After her are Ali Abdullah Saleh, Tzvetan Todorov, Liliane Bettencourt, Emmanuelle Riva, Liu Xiaobo, and Lotfi A. Zadeh.

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Among people born in France, Simone Veil ranks 683 out of 4,109Before her are Paul Doumer (1857), Georges Perec (1936), Isabelle Adjani (1955), Ausonius (310), Agnès Sorel (1422), and Maurice Druon (1918). After her are Héloïse (1101), Yolande de Polastron (1749), Charles, Duke of Vendôme (1489), Charles Hermite (1822), Jeanne Hébuterne (1898), and Raoul Dufy (1877).


Among politicians born in France, Simone Veil ranks 150Before her are Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (1528), Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus (-90), Louise of Savoy (1476), Lazare Carnot (1753), Caroline Bonaparte (1782), and Paul Doumer (1857). After her are Yolande de Polastron (1749), Charles, Duke of Vendôme (1489), Louise of Lorraine (1553), François Ravaillac (1578), Charles III, Duke of Bourbon (1490), and Childebert III (678).

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