1901 - 1970

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Sukarno (; born Koesno Sosrodihardjo, Javanese: [kʊsnɔ]; 6 June 1901 – 21 June 1970) was an Indonesian statesman, orator, revolutionary, and nationalist who was the first president of Indonesia, serving from 1945 to 1967. Sukarno was the leader of the Indonesian struggle for independence from the Dutch colonialists. He was a prominent leader of Indonesia's nationalist movement during the colonial period and spent over a decade under Dutch detention until released by the invading Japanese forces in World War II. Sukarno and his fellow nationalists collaborated to garner support for the Japanese war effort from the population, in exchange for Japanese aid in spreading nationalist ideas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sukarno has received more than 3,324,751 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Sukarno is the 503rd most popular politician (down from 416th in 2019), the most popular biography from Indonesia and the most popular Politician.

Sukarno was the first president of Indonesia and was most famous for leading the country to independence.

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Among politicians, Sukarno ranks 503 out of 15,577Before him are Tahmasp I, John II of France, Hafez al-Assad, Christian VII of Denmark, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, and Heraklonas. After him are Frederick William I of Prussia, Abdulmejid II, Norodom Sihanouk, Anna of Russia, Moctezuma II, and Syngman Rhee.

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Among people born in 1901, Sukarno ranks 12Before him are Enrico Fermi, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Jacques Lacan, Linus Pauling, Clark Gable, and Rudolf Höss. After him are Fulgencio Batista, Leopold III of Belgium, Ngo Dinh Diem, Magda Goebbels, Gary Cooper, and Alberto Giacometti. Among people deceased in 1970, Sukarno ranks 10Before him are Abraham Maslow, Gamal Abdel Nasser, António de Oliveira Salazar, Jimi Hendrix, Erich Maria Remarque, and Yukio Mishima. After him are Hjalmar Schacht, Max Born, Nelly Sachs, Édouard Daladier, Alexander Kerensky, and Peter II of Yugoslavia.

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In Indonesia

Among people born in Indonesia, Sukarno ranks 1 out of 126After him are Suharto (1921), Willem Einthoven (1860), B. J. Habibie (1936), Joko Widodo (1961), Megawati Sukarnoputri (1947), Abdurrahman Wahid (1940), Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (1949), Anthony Fokker (1890), Gajah Mada (1290), Mohammad Hatta (1902), and Dharmakirti (700).

Among POLITICIANS In Indonesia

Among politicians born in Indonesia, Sukarno ranks 1After him are Suharto (1921), B. J. Habibie (1936), Joko Widodo (1961), Megawati Sukarnoputri (1947), Abdurrahman Wahid (1940), Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (1949), Gajah Mada (1290), Mohammad Hatta (1902), Diponegoro (1785), Jusuf Kalla (1942), and Tan Malaka (1897).