Wim Kok

1938 - 2018

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Willem "Wim" Kok (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋɪm ˈkɔk] (listen); 29 September 1938 – 20 October 2018) was a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA) and trade union leader who served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 22 August 1994 until 22 July 2002.Kok studied business administration at the Nyenrode Business School obtaining a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and worked as a trade union leader for the Trade Unions Association from 1961 until 1976 and serving as chairman from 1972. In 1976 it merged to form the Federation of Dutch Trade Unions, with Kok serving as its first chairman until 1986. After the election of 1986, Kok was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives, taking office on 3 June 1986. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wim Kok has received more than 288,202 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Wim Kok is the 3,649th most popular politician (down from 3,358th in 2019), the 136th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 127th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Dutch Politician.

Wim Kok is most famous for being the Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1994 to 2002. He was also the leader of the Dutch Labour Party from 1992 to 2002.

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Among politicians, Wim Kok ranks 3,649 out of 15,710Before him are Guy Verhofstadt, Mokjong of Goryeo, Gia Long, Frank B. Kellogg, Sviatopolk II of Kiev, and Abbas III. After him are Emilio Aguinaldo, Sancho VII of Navarre, Demetrius II Aetolicus, Pepin the Hunchback, Hormizd II, and Vladimir Voronin.

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Among people born in 1938, Wim Kok ranks 70Before him are Bill Withers, Ayaz Mutallibov, Dean Reed, Derek Jacobi, Viktor Chernomyrdin, and Etta James. After him are Issey Miyake, Frank Langella, Eddie Cochran, Ted Turner, Bob Kahn, and Leonardo Boff. Among people deceased in 2018, Wim Kok ranks 57Before him are R. Lee Ermey, Tsukasa Hosaka, Jean-Louis Tauran, Gérard Genette, Milena Dravić, and Joe Jackson. After him are Christine Nöstlinger, Steve Ditko, Shoko Asahara, Ruud Lubbers, Anthony Bourdain, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Wim Kok ranks 136 out of 1,209Before him are Wim Duisenberg (1935), Peter Stuyvesant (1612), Joris Ivens (1898), Eugène Dubois (1858), L. E. J. Brouwer (1881), and Pier Gerlofs Donia (1480). After him are Piet Pieterszoon Hein (1577), Bernard Haitink (1929), Karel Appel (1921), Zacharias Janssen (1585), Jeroen Krabbé (1944), and Ruud Krol (1949).

Among POLITICIANS In Netherlands

Among politicians born in Netherlands, Wim Kok ranks 18Before him are William IV, Prince of Orange (1711), Marinus van der Lubbe (1909), William II of Holland (1228), Mark Rutte (1967), Wim Duisenberg (1935), and Peter Stuyvesant (1612). After him are Johan van Oldenbarnevelt (1547), Ruud Lubbers (1939), Princess Irene of the Netherlands (1939), Nicholas J. Spykman (1893), Margaret of Bavaria (1363), and Philip William, Prince of Orange (1554).