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 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 208,534 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Son Sen is the 5,220th most popular politician (down from 4,818th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Vietnam (down from 22nd in 2019) and the 16th most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Son Sen ranks 5,220 out of 15,577Before him are Tukulti-Ninurta II, Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Donald III of Scotland, Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany, Michel Debré, and Blanche of Anjou. After him are Sancha of León, Joscelin III, Count of Edessa, Giuseppe Saragat, Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, Malik-Shah II, and Hans Aumeier.

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Among people born in 1930, Son Sen ranks 103Before him are Barbara, Ornette Coleman, Martin Karplus, Sławomir Mrożek, Hilderaldo Bellini, and Robert Loggia. After him are José Sarney, Colin Dexter, Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, Stephen Sondheim, Tom Wolfe, and J. G. Ballard. Among people deceased in 1997, Son Sen ranks 70Before him are Roland Topor, Friedrich Hund, Barbara, Stig Anderson, Fela Kuti, and Yevgeny Khaldei. After him are George Wald, Mate Boban, Alparslan Türkeş, Ernst Wilimowski, Giuseppe De Santis, and Manfred von Ardenne.

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In Vietnam

Among people born in Vietnam, Son Sen ranks 24 out of 124Before him are Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (1954), Gia Long (1762), Charles Sobhraj (1944), Lê Lợi (1384), Lady Triệu (225), and Minh Mạng (1791). After him are Nguyễn Ngọc Loan (1930), Nguyễn Huệ (1752), Tôn Đức Thắng (1888), Trường Chinh (1907), Tsui Hark (1950), and Khải Định (1885).

Among POLITICIANS In Vietnam

Among politicians born in Vietnam, Son Sen ranks 16Before him are Lê Duẩn (1907), Madame Nhu (1924), Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (1954), Gia Long (1762), Lê Lợi (1384), and Minh Mạng (1791). After him are Nguyễn Huệ (1752), Tôn Đức Thắng (1888), Trường Chinh (1907), Khải Định (1885), Phạm Văn Đồng (1906), and Tự Đức (1829).