Virgilio Barco Vargas

1921 - 1997

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Virgilio Barco Vargas (17 September 1921 – 20 May 1997) was a Colombian politician and civil engineer who served as the 27th President of Colombia serving from 7 August 1986 to 7 August 1990. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Virgilio Barco Vargas has received more than 345,186 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Virgilio Barco Vargas is the 5,749th most popular politician (down from 5,742nd in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Colombia (down from 15th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Colombian Politician.

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Among politicians, Virgilio Barco Vargas ranks 5,749 out of 15,710Before him are Leonardo Sciascia, Fortún Garcés of Pamplona, Alexander, Prince of Orange, Al-Mundhir of Córdoba, Theodora of Trebizond, and Ayurbarwada Buyantu Khan. After him are René Barrientos, Enomoto Takeaki, Sisavang Vatthana, Emperor Chūkyō, Demchugdongrub, and Areus I.

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Among people born in 1921, Virgilio Barco Vargas ranks 103Before him are Geoffrey Wilkinson, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, Nino Manfredi, Pierre Clostermann, Countess Georgina von Wilczek, and Leonardo Sciascia. After him are Hannah Szenes, Wolfgang Lotz, Shin Kyuk-ho, Géza Anda, Maurice Richard, and Betty Friedan. Among people deceased in 1997, Virgilio Barco Vargas ranks 74Before him are Hastings Banda, Yevgeny Khaldei, Roland Topor, Teiichi Matsumaru, Mate Boban, and Amado Carrillo Fuentes. After him are Alparslan Türkeş, Manfred von Ardenne, Bo Widerberg, François Furet, Ernst Wilimowski, and Stig Anderson.

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In Colombia

Among people born in Colombia, Virgilio Barco Vargas ranks 16 out of 271Before him are Nicolás Gómez Dávila (1913), Luis Carlos Galán (1943), Francisco de Paula Santander (1792), Griselda Blanco (1943), Álvaro Uribe (1952), and Sofía Vergara (1972). After him are Belisario Betancur (1923), Andrés Escobar (1967), Rodrigo Lara (1946), Pedro López (1948), Julio César Turbay Ayala (1916), and Ernesto Samper (1950).

Among POLITICIANS In Colombia

Among politicians born in Colombia, Virgilio Barco Vargas ranks 6Before him are César Gaviria (1947), Juan Manuel Santos (1951), Luis Carlos Galán (1943), Francisco de Paula Santander (1792), and Álvaro Uribe (1952). After him are Belisario Betancur (1923), Rodrigo Lara (1946), Julio César Turbay Ayala (1916), Ernesto Samper (1950), Jorge Eliécer Gaitán (1903), and Manuel Marulanda (1930).