Wim Duisenberg

1935 - 2005

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Willem Frederik "Wim" Duisenberg (Dutch: [ˈʋɪləm ˈfreːdərɪk ʋɪm ˈdœysə(m)bɛr(ə)x] ; 9 July 1935 – 31 July 2005) was a Dutch politician and economist who served as President of the European Central Bank from 1 June 1998 until 31 October 2003. He was a member of the Labour Party (PvdA). Duisenberg studied Economics at the University of Groningen obtaining a Master of Economics degree and worked as a researcher at his alma mater before finishing his thesis and graduated as a Doctor of Philosophy in Development economics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wim Duisenberg has received more than 168,029 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Wim Duisenberg is the 4,368th most popular politician (down from 3,560th in 2019), the 178th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 134th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Dutch Politician.

Wim Duisenberg was a Dutch banker who served as president of the European Central Bank from 1993 to 2003. He was also president of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

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Among politicians, Wim Duisenberg ranks 4,368 out of 19,576Before him are Menua, Emperor Tsuchimikado, Hassan I of Morocco, Kōki Hirota, Heracles of Macedon, and Duke Wen of Jin. After him are Philip Noel-Baker, Ardashir II, Caroline Amalie of Augustenburg, Win Myint, Pepin the Hunchback, and Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco.

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Among people born in 1935, Wim Duisenberg ranks 62Before him are Monique Wittig, Ernesto Laclau, John G. Avildsen, Forough Farrokhzad, Udo Lattek, and Lorenzo Bandini. After him are Pranab Mukherjee, Elsa Martinelli, Gnassingbé Eyadéma, Akira Kitaguchi, Brian Clough, and Ken Kesey. Among people deceased in 2005, Wim Duisenberg ranks 45Before him are Birgit Nilsson, John Fowles, George Dantzig, Philip Johnson, Rosemary Kennedy, and Ephraim Kishon. After him are Emmanuelle Arsan, Ibrahim Ferrer, Consuelo Velázquez, Victoria de los Ángeles, William Westmoreland, and Robert Wise.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Wim Duisenberg ranks 178 out of 1,646Before him are Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1778), Karel Appel (1921), Pieter Lastman (1583), Peter Bosz (1963), Cornelis Johannes van Houten (1920), and Zacharias Janssen (1585). After him are Jeroen Krabbé (1944), Colonel Tom Parker (1909), Bert van Marwijk (1952), Lambert of Maastricht (635), Jan Lievens (1607), and John of Leiden (1509).

Among POLITICIANS In Netherlands

Among politicians born in Netherlands, Wim Duisenberg ranks 24Before him are Pieter van der Aa (1659), William II, Duke of Bavaria (1365), Ruud Lubbers (1939), Wim Kok (1938), Princess Irene of the Netherlands (1939), and John II, Count of Holland (1247). After him are Margaret of Bavaria (1363), Nicholas J. Spykman (1893), Willem Drees (1886), William I, Count of Hainaut (1287), Abraham Kuyper (1837), and Peter Stuyvesant (1612).