Yusof Ishak

1910 - 1970

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Yusof bin Ishak (12 August 1910 – 23 November 1970) was a Singaporean politician and journalist who served as the first president of Singapore between 1965 and 1970. Before becoming head-of-state, Yusof was a well-known journalist and co-founded Utusan Melayu, which was in circulation till 9 October 2019. He started journalism after he graduated from Raffles Institution in 1929 and in 1932, he joined Warta Malaya, a well-known Malay newspaper company at that time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yusof Ishak has received more than 651,815 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Yusof Ishak is the 7,806th most popular politician (up from 8,039th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Malaysia and the 10th most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Yusof Ishak ranks 7,806 out of 15,577Before him are Philippe, Duke of Vendôme, Andries Pretorius, Ilija Garašanin, Zu Yi, Emperor Ai of Jin, and Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. After him are Zannanza, Sultan bin Salman Al Saud, Emperor Go-En'yū, Maurice Yaméogo, Lucia, Countess of Tripoli, and Matilda of Savoy, Queen of Portugal.

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Among people born in 1910, Yusof Ishak ranks 96Before him are Giorgio Perlasca, Carmine Coppola, Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme, Rudolf Lange, John W. Campbell, and Pascoal Ranieri Mazzilli. After him are Hazi Aslanov, Fritz Leiber, Ngô Đình Nhu, Heinz Hoffmann, Jorge Negrete, and Sylvester Stadler. Among people deceased in 1970, Yusof Ishak ranks 88Before him are George Szell, Friedrich Kellner, Tarjei Vesaas, Vasyl Sukhomlynsky, Eiji Tsuburaya, and John Barbirolli. After him are Lucien Goldmann, Albert Lamorisse, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Vera Brittain, Franz Schlegelberger, and Pedro Eugenio Aramburu.

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In Malaysia

Among people born in Malaysia, Yusof Ishak ranks 13 out of 74Before him are Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (1939), Hussein Onn (1922), Muhyiddin Yassin (1947), Jimmy Choo (1948), Najib Razak (1953), and Abdullah of Pahang (1959). After him are Abdul Rahman of Negeri Sembilan (1895), Wu Lien-teh (1879), Ahmad Shah of Pahang (1930), Anwar Ibrahim (1947), Abdullah Abdul Kadir (1796), and James Wan (1977).

Among POLITICIANS In Malaysia

Among politicians born in Malaysia, Yusof Ishak ranks 10Before him are Abdul Razak Hussein (1922), Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (1939), Hussein Onn (1922), Muhyiddin Yassin (1947), Najib Razak (1953), and Abdullah of Pahang (1959). After him are Abdul Rahman of Negeri Sembilan (1895), Ahmad Shah of Pahang (1930), Anwar Ibrahim (1947), Iskandar of Johor (1932), Ismail Sabri Yaakob (1960), and Sirajuddin of Perlis (1943).