Võ Nguyên Giáp

1911 - 2013

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Võ Nguyên Giáp (Vietnamese: [vɔ̌ˀ ŋʷīən zǎːp]; 25 August 1911 – 4 October 2013) was a Vietnamese general and communist politician, regarded as one of the greatest military strategists of the 20th century. He served as interior minister in President Hồ Chí Minh's Việt Minh government, the military commander of the Việt Minh, the commander of the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN), minister of defence, and deputy prime minister. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Võ Nguyên Giáp has received more than 1,166,081 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Võ Nguyên Giáp is the 75th most popular military personnel (down from 70th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Vietnam and the most popular Vietnamese Military Personnel.

Võ nguyên giáp is most famous for his military strategy and tactics.

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Among military personnels, Võ Nguyên Giáp ranks 75 out of 1,466Before him are Ferdinand Foch, Hattori Hanzō, Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan, Wilhelm Canaris, Andrea Doria, and Joseph Radetzky von Radetz. After him are Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Michel Ney, Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, and Erich Hartmann.

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Among people born in 1911, Võ Nguyên Giáp ranks 11Before him are Naguib Mahfouz, Georges Pompidou, Juan Manuel Fangio, Emil Cioran, Nino Rota, and Władysław Szpilman. After him are William Golding, Marshall McLuhan, Jack Ruby, Todor Zhivkov, Mikhail Botvinnik, and Robert Johnson. Among people deceased in 2013, Võ Nguyên Giáp ranks 5Before him are Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Kalashnikov, and Doris Lessing. After him are Hugo Chávez, Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, Peter O'Toole, Paul Walker, Joan Fontaine, Jorge Rafael Videla, and Frederick Sanger.

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In Vietnam

Among people born in Vietnam, Võ Nguyên Giáp ranks 2 out of 106Before him are Ho Chi Minh (1890). After him are Ngo Dinh Diem (1901), Amanda Lear (1939), Marguerite Duras (1914), Thích Quảng Đức (1897), Bảo Đại (1913), Lê Đức Thọ (1911), Thích Nhất Hạnh (1926), Lady Sun (192), Nguyễn Phú Trọng (1944), and Nguyễn Văn Thiệu (1923).


Among military personnels born in Vietnam, Võ Nguyên Giáp ranks 1After him are Nguyễn Ngọc Loan (1930) and Lady Triệu (225).