Stjepan Mesić

1934 - Today

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Stjepan "Stipe" Mesić (pronounced [stjêpaːn stǐːpe měːsit͡ɕ]; born 24 December 1934) is a Croatian lawyer and politician who served as President of Croatia from 2000 to 2010. Before serving two five-year terms as president, he was prime minister of SR Croatia (1990) after the first multi-party elections, the last president of the Presidency of Yugoslavia (1991) and consequently secretary general of the Non-Aligned Movement (1991), as well as speaker of the Croatian Parliament (1992–1994), a judge in Našice, and mayor of his hometown of Orahovica.Mesić was a deputy in the Croatian Parliament in the 1960s, and was then absent from politics until 1990 when he joined the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), and was named President of the Executive Council (Prime Minister) of the Socialist Republic of Croatia (then still a constituent republic of the SFR Yugoslavia) after HDZ won the elections. His cabinet is, despite holding office before Croatia's independence, considered by the Government of Croatia to have been the first government cabinet of the current Croatian republic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stjepan Mesić has received more than 298,412 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Stjepan Mesić is the 1,273rd most popular politician (up from 1,420th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Serbia (up from 22nd in 2019) and the 16th most popular Serbian Politician.

Stjepan Mesić is most famous for being the president of Croatia from 2000 to 2010.

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Among politicians, Stjepan Mesić ranks 1,273 out of 15,710Before him are David II of Scotland, Stateira II, Alexios III Angelos, Totila, Archduke Otto of Austria, and Francis, Duke of Guise. After him are Walther Funk, Lech Kaczyński, Perseus of Macedon, Briseis, Theodore I Laskaris, and Michelle Bachelet.

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Among people born in 1934, Stjepan Mesić ranks 23Before him are Alexei Leonov, Manuel Noriega, Jane Goodall, Sydney Pollack, Paul Ekman, and Vavá. After him are Richard Chamberlain, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Pierre Richard, Empress Michiko, Richard Meier, and Bill Russell.

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In Serbia

Among people born in Serbia, Stjepan Mesić ranks 19 out of 469Before him are Jovian (331), Peter I of Serbia (1844), Probus (232), Peter II of Yugoslavia (1923), Alexander I of Serbia (1876), and Saint Sava (1169). After him are Constantius III (370), Draža Mihailović (1893), Karađorđe (1768), Mátyás Rákosi (1892), Marina Abramović (1946), and Josip Jelačić (1801).


Among politicians born in Serbia, Stjepan Mesić ranks 16Before him are Gratian (359), Jovian (331), Peter I of Serbia (1844), Probus (232), Peter II of Yugoslavia (1923), and Alexander I of Serbia (1876). After him are Constantius III (370), Karađorđe (1768), Mátyás Rákosi (1892), Stefan Lazarević (1374), Maximinus II (270), and Hostilian (230).