Slobodan Milošević

1941 - 2006

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Slobodan Milošević (Serbian Cyrillic: Слободан Милошевић, pronounced [slobǒdan milǒːʃeʋitɕ] (listen); 20 August 1941 – 11 March 2006) was a Yugoslav and Serbian politician who served as the president of Serbia within Yugoslavia from 1989 to 1997 (originally the Socialist Republic of Serbia, a constituent republic of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, from 1989 to 1992) and president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1997 to 2000. He led the Socialist Party of Serbia from its foundation in 1990 and rose to power as Serbian president during efforts to reform the 1974 Constitution of Yugoslavia in response to alleged marginalization of Serbia, views that Serbia's autonomous provinces had too much power, making them almost independent from Serbia, and claims of political incapacity to deter Albanian separatist unrest in Serbia's autonomous province of Kosovo.Milošević's presidency of Serbia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was marked by several major reforms to Serbia's constitution from the 1980s to the 1990s that reduced the powers of Serbia's autonomous provinces. In 1990, Serbia transitioned from a Titoist one-party system to a multi-party system and attempted reforms to the 1974 Yugoslav Constitution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Slobodan Milošević has received more than 4,114,266 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Slobodan Milošević is the 203rd most popular politician (down from 202nd in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Serbia (down from 2nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Serbian Politician.

Slobodan Milošević is most famous for leading the Yugoslavian wars in the 1990s. He was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity and sentenced to 27 years in prison in 2006.

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Among politicians, Slobodan Milošević ranks 203 out of 15,710Before him are Osman II, Muawiyah I, Anwar Sadat, Frederick the Great, Silvio Berlusconi, and Odoacer. After him are Henry VII of England, Catherine I of Russia, Rudolf Hess, Akbar, Charles X of France, and Napoleon II.

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Among people born in 1941, Slobodan Milošević ranks 3Before him are Kim Jong-il and Hayao Miyazaki. After him are Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Alex Ferguson, Plácido Domingo, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergio Mattarella, Bernie Sanders, Cesária Évora, and Richard Dawkins. Among people deceased in 2006, Slobodan Milošević ranks 4Before him are Saddam Hussein, Augusto Pinochet, and Ferenc Puskás. After him are Gerald Ford, Milton Friedman, Naguib Mahfouz, James Brown, Stanisław Lem, Saparmurat Niyazov, Heinrich Harrer, and Desmond Doss.

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Among people born in Serbia, Slobodan Milošević ranks 4 out of 469Before him are Constantine the Great (272), Jerome (345), and Odoacer (433). After him are Decius (201), Constantius II (317), Mileva Marić (1875), Constantius Chlorus (250), Maximian (240), Licinius (263), Claudius Gothicus (210), and Gratian (359).


Among politicians born in Serbia, Slobodan Milošević ranks 3Before him are Constantine the Great (272) and Odoacer (433). After him are Decius (201), Constantius II (317), Constantius Chlorus (250), Maximian (240), Licinius (263), Claudius Gothicus (210), Gratian (359), Jovian (331), and Peter I of Serbia (1844).