1901 - 1970

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Sukarno (; born Kusno Sosrodihardjo, Javanese: [kʊsnɔ]; 6 June 1901 – 21 June 1970) was an Indonesian statesman, politician, nationalist and revolutionary 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 2,869,928 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Sukarno is the 416th most popular politician (up from 452nd in 2019), the most popular biography from Indonesia (up from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Indonesian 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 416 out of 15,710Before him are Servius Tullius, Henry the Fowler, Rurik, Taejo of Joseon, Charles the Fat, and Frederick III, German Emperor. After him are Macrinus, Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor, Louis the German, John III Sobieski, Hongwu Emperor, and Solon.

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Among people born in 1901, Sukarno ranks 10Before him are Louis Armstrong, Marlene Dietrich, Enrico Fermi, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Jacques Lacan, and Linus Pauling. After him are Rudolf Höss, Clark Gable, Fulgencio Batista, Leopold III of Belgium, Alberto Giacometti, and Gary Cooper. Among people deceased in 1970, Sukarno ranks 9Before him are Janis Joplin, Abraham Maslow, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Erich Maria Remarque, Jimi Hendrix, and António de Oliveira Salazar. After him are Yukio Mishima, Max Born, Hjalmar Schacht, Alexander Kerensky, Mark Rothko, and François Mauriac.

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In Indonesia

Among people born in Indonesia, Sukarno ranks 1 out of 93After him are Suharto (1921), 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, Sukarno ranks 1After him are Suharto (1921), 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).