Valdas Adamkus

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Valdas Adamkus ([ˈvɐ̂ˑɫdɐs ɐˈdɐmˑkʊs] (listen); born Voldemaras Adamkavičius; 3 November 1926) is a Lithuanian-American politician, diplomat and civil engineer. He served as the 5th and 7th President of Lithuania from 1998 to 2003 and again from 2004 to 2009. Adamkus' first tenure as president lasted for five years, from 26 February 1998 to 28 February 2003, following his defeat by Rolandas Paksas in the 2003 presidential election. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Valdas Adamkus has received more than 264,389 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Valdas Adamkus is the 2,680th most popular politician (down from 2,331st in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Lithuania (down from 19th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Lithuanian Politician.

Valdas Adamkus was the president of Lithuania from 1998 to 2003. He was the first Lithuanian president to be born after the country regained its independence from the Soviet Union. He is most famous for his efforts to bring Lithuania into NATO and the European Union.

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Among politicians, Valdas Adamkus ranks 2,680 out of 15,710Before him are Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark, Wied, Prince of Albania, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Alexios I of Trebizond, Violant of Hungary, and Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu. After him are Francis III, Duke of Brittany, José Manuel Barroso, Ahmad Shah Durrani, Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, Zimri, and Smendes.

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Among people born in 1926, Valdas Adamkus ranks 49Before him are Donald A. Glaser, Murray Rothbard, Ingrid Thulin, Margot Frank, Maria Schell, and John Fowles. After him are Richard Crenna, Harry Dean Stanton, Ingeborg Bachmann, Abdus Salam, Richard Matheson, and Irwin Rose.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Valdas Adamkus ranks 21 out of 235Before him are Jascha Heifetz (1901), Kęstutis (1297), Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875), Nikolai Ostrovsky (1904), Barbara Radziwiłł (1520), and Antanas Smetona (1874). After him are Marija Gimbutas (1921), Emilia Plater (1806), Dalia Grybauskaitė (1956), Algirdas Brazauskas (1932), Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander (1799), and Vytautas Landsbergis (1932).

Among POLITICIANS In Lithuania

Among politicians born in Lithuania, Valdas Adamkus ranks 9Before him are Vytautas (1352), Mindaugas (1203), Gediminas (1275), Algirdas (1296), Kęstutis (1297), and Antanas Smetona (1874). After him are Dalia Grybauskaitė (1956), Algirdas Brazauskas (1932), Vytautas Landsbergis (1932), Sigismund Kęstutaitis (1365), Leo Jogiches (1867), and Gabriel Narutowicz (1865).