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Võ Nguyên Giáp

1911 - 2013

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Võ Nguyên Giáp (Vietnamese: [vɔ̌ˀ ŋʷīən jǎːp]; 25 August 1911 – 4 October 2013) was a self-taught general of the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN), communist revolutionary and politician. Regarded as one of the greatest military strategists of the 20th century, Giáp commanded Vietnamese communist forces in various wars. He served as the military commander of the Việt Minh and later the PAVN from 1941 to 1972, as the minister of defence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) and later Socialist Republic of Vietnam in 1946–1947 and from 1948 to 1980, and as deputy prime minister from 1955 to 1991. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Võ Nguyên Giáp has received more than 1,539,599 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Võ Nguyên Giáp is the 99th most popular military personnel (down from 75th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Vietnam (down from 2nd in 2019) 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 99 out of 1,468Before him are Desmond Doss, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Hephaestion, Hermann Hoth, Heinrich Müller, and Vasily Chuikov. After him are Robert Peary, Klaus Barbie, Nestor Makhno, Gaius Julius Caesar, Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas, and Zhang Fei.

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Among people born in 1911, Võ Nguyên Giáp ranks 13Before him are Juan Manuel Fangio, Emil Cioran, Władysław Szpilman, Nino Rota, William Golding, and Todor Zhivkov. After him are Marshall McLuhan, Czesław Miłosz, Jack Ruby, Robert Johnson, Mikhail Botvinnik, and Tennessee Williams. Among people deceased in 2013, Võ Nguyên Giáp ranks 7Before him are Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Doris Lessing, Hugo Chávez, and Fawzia Fuad of Egypt. After him are Peter O'Toole, Jorge Rafael Videla, Frederick Sanger, Paul Walker, Tom Clancy, and Giuliano Gemma.

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Among people born in Vietnam, Võ Nguyên Giáp ranks 4 out of 124Before him are Ho Chi Minh (1890), Ngo Dinh Diem (1901), and Amanda Lear (1939). After him are Marguerite Duras (1914), Thích Nhất Hạnh (1926), Thích Quảng Đức (1897), Bảo Đại (1913), Lê Đức Thọ (1911), Nguyễn Phú Trọng (1944), Dương Văn Minh (1916), and Nguyễn Văn Thiệu (1923).


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