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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 296,940 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Valdas Adamkus is the 2,700th most popular politician (down from 2,676th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Lithuania (down from 21st in 2019) and the 10th 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 2,700 out of 15,577Before him are Childebert II, Hissène Habré, Hyeokgeose of Silla, Thabo Mbeki, Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, and Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach. After him are George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, Arsinoe III of Egypt, Maharana Pratap, Juscelino Kubitschek, Alfonso IX of León, and Ottokar I of Bohemia.

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Among people born in 1926, Valdas Adamkus ranks 46Before him are Beji Caid Essebsi, Hilary Putnam, Louise Hay, Maria Schell, Irwin Rose, and Mel Brooks. After him are Ingeborg Bachmann, Steve Reeves, Alcides Ghiggia, Tony Bennett, Murray Rothbard, and Paul Berg.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Valdas Adamkus ranks 24 out of 287Before him are Antanas Smetona (1874), Jascha Heifetz (1901), Barbara Radziwiłł (1520), Marija Gimbutas (1921), Vytautas Landsbergis (1932), and Nikolai Ostrovsky (1904). After him are Emilia Plater (1806), Algirdas Brazauskas (1932), Jan Karol Chodkiewicz (1560), Wilfrid Voynich (1865), Isaac Levitan (1860), and Gabriel Narutowicz (1865).

Among POLITICIANS In Lithuania

Among politicians born in Lithuania, Valdas Adamkus ranks 10Before him are Mindaugas (1203), Gediminas (1275), Algirdas (1296), Kęstutis (1297), Antanas Smetona (1874), and Vytautas Landsbergis (1932). After him are Algirdas Brazauskas (1932), Gabriel Narutowicz (1865), Dalia Grybauskaitė (1956), Sigismund Kęstutaitis (1365), Gitanas Nausėda (1964), and Leo Jogiches (1867).