1921 - 2008

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Suharto (; Indonesian pronunciation ; 8 June 1921 – 27 January 2008) was an Indonesian army officer and politician, who served as the second and the longest serving president of Indonesia. Widely regarded as a military dictator by international observers, Suharto led Indonesia through a dictatorship for 31 years, from the fall of Sukarno in 1967 until his own resignation in 1998. The legacy of his 31-year rule, and his US$38 billion net worth, is still debated at home and abroad.Suharto was born in the small village of Kemusuk, in the Godean area near the city of Yogyakarta, during the Dutch colonial era. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Suharto has received more than 2,526,629 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Suharto is the 617th most popular politician (up from 661st in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Indonesia (up from 3rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Indonesian Politician.

Suharto is most famous for being the president of Indonesia from 1967 to 1998. He was the first president of Indonesia to be democratically elected.

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Among politicians, Suharto ranks 617 out of 15,710Before him are Nebuchadnezzar I, Edmund Burke, Epaminondas, Ptolemy XIV of Egypt, Claudius Gothicus, and Nurhaci. After him are Vidkun Quisling, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Emperor Jimmu, Catiline, Mobutu Sese Seko, and Valentinian I.

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Among people born in 1921, Suharto ranks 8Before him are Charles Bronson, Alexander Dubček, Andrei Sakharov, John Rawls, Stanisław Lem, and Astor Piazzolla. After him are Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, Michael I of Romania, Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Yves Montand, Peter Ustinov, and Joseph Beuys. Among people deceased in 2008, Suharto ranks 9Before him are Irena Sendler, Edmund Hillary, Paul Newman, Bobby Fischer, Arthur C. Clarke, and Charlton Heston. After him are Albert Hofmann, Samuel P. Huntington, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Hua Guofeng, Jørn Utzon, and Sydney Pollack.

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In Indonesia

Among people born in Indonesia, Suharto ranks 2 out of 93Before him are Sukarno (1901). After him are Willem Einthoven (1860), Anthony Fokker (1890), Abdurrahman Wahid (1940), B. J. Habibie (1936), Megawati Sukarnoputri (1947), Joko Widodo (1961), Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (1949), Gajah Mada (1290), Mohammad Hatta (1902), and Jan Toorop (1858).

Among POLITICIANS In Indonesia

Among politicians born in Indonesia, Suharto ranks 2Before him are Sukarno (1901). After him are Abdurrahman Wahid (1940), B. J. Habibie (1936), Megawati Sukarnoputri (1947), Joko Widodo (1961), Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (1949), Gajah Mada (1290), Mohammad Hatta (1902), Diponegoro (1785), Ki Hajar Dewantara (1889), and Jusuf Kalla (1942).