Wim Kok

1938 - 2018

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Willem "Wim" Kok (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋɪm ˈkɔk] ; 29 September 1938 – 20 October 2018) was a Dutch politician and trade union leader who served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 22 August 1994 until 22 July 2002. He was a member of the Labour Party (PvdA). 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 Dutch Confederation of Trade Unions from 1961 until 1976, serving as its chairman from 1972. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wim Kok has received more than 436,099 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia. Wim Kok is the 3,767th most popular politician (up from 4,158th in 2019), the 153rd most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 150th in 2019) and the 21st 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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    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.14

    Effective Languages (L*)

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Over the past year Wim Kok has had the most page views in the with 78,309 views, followed by English (60,030), and German (10,808). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Cantonese (2,660.00%), West Frisian (93.21%), and Ido (86.85%)


Among politicians, Wim Kok ranks 3,767 out of 19,576Before him are Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia, Ruud Lubbers, Emperor Shengzong of Liao, Al-Nasir, Tissaphernes, and Sigebert II. After him are Şehzade Mahmud, Terauchi Masatake, Döme Sztójay, Vakhtang I of Iberia, Pierre Gemayel, and Gundobad.

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Among people born in 1938, Wim Kok ranks 67Before him are Dean Reed, Bounnhang Vorachith, Ed Lauter, Jerry West, Jerzy Skolimowski, and Leiji Matsumoto. After him are Mamadou Tandja, Carlos Bilardo, Tomas Lindahl, Ivan Sutherland, Derek Jacobi, and Enrico Macias. Among people deceased in 2018, Wim Kok ranks 54Before him are R. Lee Ermey, Milena Dravić, Paul D. Boyer, Gene Sharp, Joe Jackson, and Ruud Lubbers. After him are Jean-Louis Tauran, Osamu Shimomura, Gérard Genette, Dorothy Malone, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, and Joël Robuchon.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Wim Kok ranks 153 out of 1,646Before him are Martinus Beijerinck (1851), René van de Kerkhof (1951), William II, Duke of Bavaria (1365), Abraham Bloemaert (1566), Maarten van Heemskerck (1498), and Ruud Lubbers (1939). After him are Willem Claesz. Heda (1594), Antonia Brico (1902), Princess Irene of the Netherlands (1939), Piet Keizer (1943), Eugène Dubois (1858), and Aelbert Cuyp (1620).

Among POLITICIANS In Netherlands

Among politicians born in Netherlands, Wim Kok ranks 21Before him are William II of Holland (1228), Mark Rutte (1967), Pim Fortuyn (1948), Pieter van der Aa (1659), William II, Duke of Bavaria (1365), and Ruud Lubbers (1939). After him are Princess Irene of the Netherlands (1939), John II, Count of Holland (1247), Wim Duisenberg (1935), Margaret of Bavaria (1363), Nicholas J. Spykman (1893), and Willem Drees (1886).