POLITICIAN

U Thant

1909 - 1974

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Thant (Burmese: သန့်; MLCTS: san.; IPA: [θa̰ɰ̃]; January 22, 1909 – November 25, 1974), known honorifically as U Thant (), was a Burmese diplomat and the third secretary-general of the United Nations from 1961 to 1971, the first non-Scandinavian to hold the position. He held the office for a record 10 years and one month.A native of Pantanaw, Thant was educated at the National High School and at Rangoon University. In the days of tense political climate in Burma, he held moderate views positioning himself between fervent nationalists and British loyalists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of U Thant has received more than 1,061,081 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia. U Thant is the 1,188th most popular politician (down from 1,062nd in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Myanmar (Burma) and the most popular Burmese Politician.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, U Thant ranks 1,188 out of 15,710Before him are Turgut Özal, John III of Portugal, Kwame Nkrumah, Emir Abdelkader, Nabopolassar, and Helmut Schmidt. After him are Daniel Ortega, Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah, Asparuh of Bulgaria, Pedro I of Brazil, John, King of Denmark, and Frederick VII of Denmark.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1909, U Thant ranks 10Before him are Peter Drucker, Francis Bacon, Andrei Gromyko, Stepan Bandera, Rita Levi-Montalcini, and Kwame Nkrumah. After him are Osamu Dazai, Elia Kazan, Errol Flynn, Li Xiannian, Benny Goodman, and Isaiah Berlin. Among people deceased in 1974, U Thant ranks 12Before him are James Chadwick, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Vittorio De Sica, Pär Lagerkvist, Amin al-Husseini, and Baldur von Schirach. After him are Rudolf Dassler, Imre Lakatos, Duke Ellington, Erich Kästner, Darius Milhaud, and Jacob L. Moreno.

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In Myanmar (Burma)

Among people born in Myanmar (Burma), U Thant ranks 2 out of 26Before him are Aung San Suu Kyi (1945). After him are Aung San (1915), Than Shwe (1933), U Nu (1907), 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 Thant ranks 1After him are Aung San (1915), Than Shwe (1933), U Nu (1907), Bayinnaung (1516), Ne Win (1910), Thein Sein (1944), Anawrahta (1015), Alaungpaya (1714), Htin Kyaw (1946), Diana Abgar (1859), and Thibaw Min (1859).