U Nu

1907 - 1995

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Nu (Burmese: ဦးနု; pronounced [ʔú nṵ]; 25 May 1907 – 14 February 1995), commonly known as U Nu also known by the honorific name Thakin Nu, was a leading Burmese statesman and nationalist politician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of U Nu has received more than 409,934 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). U Nu is the 3,514th most popular politician (up from 4,515th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Myanmar (Burma) (up from 9th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Burmese Politician.

U Nu is most famous for his leadership during the first period of parliamentary democracy in Burma. He was a founding member of the Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League, which became the Burmese Communist Party. He was also the first Prime Minister of Burma and served from 1948 to 1962.

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Among politicians, U Nu ranks 3,514 out of 15,710Before him are Sumu-abum, Emperor Ōgimachi, David Cameron, Ferhat Abbas, Emperor Zhang of Han, and Margaret of Savoy, Vicereine of Portugal. After him are Othniel, Lionel Jospin, Urukagina, Hayme Hatun, Henry II, Duke of Austria, and Harvey Milk.

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Among people born in 1907, U Nu ranks 54Before him are H. L. A. Hart, Alfonso, Prince of Asturias, Lê Duẩn, Ray Milland, Pujie, and Yoshiko Kawashima. After him are Cesar Romero, Miklós Rózsa, Franz Jägerstätter, Horia Sima, Charles Eames, and Shiro Teshima. Among people deceased in 1995, U Nu ranks 44Before him are Christian B. Anfinsen, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Aziz Nesin, Rory Gallagher, Roger Zelazny, and Gerald Durrell. After him are Alonzo Church, Lita Grey, Miklós Rózsa, Rose Kennedy, Edda Mussolini, and Ernest Walton.

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In Myanmar (Burma)

Among people born in Myanmar (Burma), U Nu ranks 5 out of 26Before him are Aung San Suu Kyi (1945), U Thant (1909), Aung San (1915), and Than Shwe (1933). After him are Bayinnaung (1516), Ne Win (1910), Thein Sein (1944), Anawrahta (1015), Alaungpaya (1714), Saki (1870), and Htin Kyaw (1946).

Among POLITICIANS In Myanmar (Burma)

Among politicians born in Myanmar (Burma), U Nu ranks 4Before him are U Thant (1909), Aung San (1915), and Than Shwe (1933). After him are Bayinnaung (1516), Ne Win (1910), Thein Sein (1944), Anawrahta (1015), Alaungpaya (1714), Htin Kyaw (1946), Diana Abgar (1859), and Thibaw Min (1859).