Son Sen

1930 - 1997

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Son Sen (Khmer: សុន សេន pronounced [son seːn]; 12 June 1930 – 15 June 1997), alias Comrade Khieu (សមមិត្តខៀវ) or "Brother Number 89", was a Cambodian Communist politician and soldier. A member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kampuchea/Party of Democratic Kampuchea, the Khmer Rouge, from 1974 to 1992, Sen oversaw the Party's security apparatus, including the Santebal secret police and the notorious security prison S-21 at Tuol Sleng. Son Sen was responsible for ordering the massacre of more than 100,000 people in the Eastern Zone of Cambodia during the last six months of 1978.Sen was married to Yun Yat, who became the Party's minister of education and information. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Son Sen has received more than 261,722 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Son Sen is the 4,845th most popular politician (up from 5,156th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Vietnam (up from 24th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Vietnamese Politician.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.58

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.58

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Son Sen has had the most page views in the with 37,777 views, followed by Chinese (29,573), and Japanese (19,328). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hungarian (89.95%), Chinese (72.71%), and Slovenian (58.55%)


Among politicians, Son Sen ranks 4,845 out of 19,576Before him are Magnus II of Sweden, Fuchai, Alphonse, Count of Poitiers, George III of Georgia, Abu Sa'id Mirza, and Trisong Detsen. After him are Ernst Albrecht, Idris I of Morocco, Franz, Duke of Bavaria, Jing Ke, Nicholas J. Spykman, and Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales.

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Among people born in 1930, Son Sen ranks 88Before him are Michel Serres, Walter Bonatti, William C. Campbell, Pavel Popovich, Robert Loggia, and Barbara. After him are Ernst Albrecht, Ed White, Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Michal Kováč, Mario Adorf, and Edgar Mitchell. Among people deceased in 1997, Son Sen ranks 66Before him are Georg Solti, Gerda Christian, Narciso Yepes, Yuri Nikulin, Marco Ferreri, and Barbara. After him are George Wald, Mate Boban, Maria Prymachenko, Miguel Najdorf, André Franquin, and Fela Kuti.

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In Vietnam

Among people born in Vietnam, Son Sen ranks 21 out of 136Before him are Kaysone Phomvihane (1920), Nguyễn Văn Thiệu (1923), Gia Long (1762), Madame Nhu (1924), Charles Sobhraj (1944), and Minh Mạng (1791). After him are Lê Lợi (1384), Tôn Đức Thắng (1888), Riccardo Cocciante (1946), Tsui Hark (1950), Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (1954), and Trường Chinh (1907).

Among POLITICIANS In Vietnam

Among politicians born in Vietnam, Son Sen ranks 14Before him are Lê Duẩn (1907), Kaysone Phomvihane (1920), Nguyễn Văn Thiệu (1923), Gia Long (1762), Madame Nhu (1924), and Minh Mạng (1791). After him are Lê Lợi (1384), Tôn Đức Thắng (1888), Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (1954), Trường Chinh (1907), Phạm Văn Đồng (1906), and Nguyễn Hữu Thọ (1910).