1921 - 2008


Suharto (; Indonesian pronunciation ; 8 June 1921 – 27 January 2008) was an Indonesian military leader and politician who served as the second president of Indonesia, holding the office for 31 years, from the ousting of Sukarno in 1967 until his resignation in 1998. He was widely regarded by foreign observers as a dictator. However, 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 a small village, 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 1,758,125 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 667th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Suharto ranks 662 out of 14,801Before him are Sima Yi, Edvard Beneš, Ivan III of Russia, Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor, Jiang Zemin, and Yongzheng Emperor. After him are James Madison, Enrico Dandolo, Cao Pi, Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor, Louis V of France, and Epaminondas.

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Among people born in 1921, Suharto ranks 8Before him are Alexander Dubček, Charles Bronson, Astor Piazzolla, Andrei Sakharov, Stanisław Lem, and John Rawls. After him are Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Yves Montand, Michael I of Romania, Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, Joseph Beuys, and Fahd of Saudi Arabia. Among people deceased in 2008, Suharto ranks 10Before him are Paul Newman, Bobby Fischer, Arthur C. Clarke, Albert Hofmann, Irena Sendler, and Charlton Heston. After him are Samuel P. Huntington, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Hua Guofeng, Jørn Utzon, Harold Pinter, and Sydney Pollack.

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In Indonesia

Among people born in Indonesia, Suharto ranks 3 out of 63Before him are Willem Einthoven (1860) and Sukarno (1901). After him are Anthony Fokker (1890), Megawati Sukarnoputri (1947), Abdurrahman Wahid (1940), B. J. Habibie (1936), Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (1949), Joko Widodo (1961), Gajah Mada (1290), Mohammad Hatta (1902), and Enrique of Malacca (1495).

Among POLITICIANS In Indonesia

Among politicians born in Indonesia, Suharto ranks 2Before him are Sukarno (1901). After him are Megawati Sukarnoputri (1947), Abdurrahman Wahid (1940), B. J. Habibie (1936), Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (1949), Joko Widodo (1961), Gajah Mada (1290), Mohammad Hatta (1902), Diponegoro (1785), Prabowo Subianto (1951), and Jusuf Kalla (1942).

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