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Zhelyu Zhelev

1935 - 2015

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Zhelyu Mitev Zhelev (Bulgarian: Желю Митев Желев; 3 March 1935 – 30 January 2015) was a Bulgarian politician and former dissident who served as the first non-Communist President of Bulgaria from 1990 to 1997. Zhelev was one of the most prominent figures of the 1989 Bulgarian Revolution, which ended the 35 year rule of President Todor Zhivkov. A member of the Union of Democratic Forces, he was elected as President by the 7th Grand National Assembly. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zhelyu Zhelev has received more than 129,506 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Zhelyu Zhelev is the 5,129th most popular politician (down from 4,490th in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from Bulgaria (down from 40th in 2019) and the 27th most popular Bulgarian Politician.

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Among politicians, Zhelyu Zhelev ranks 5,129 out of 15,577Before him are Philip I, Prince of Taranto, Brahim Ghali, Louis François, Prince of Conti, Radama I, Konstanty Ostrogski, and Salvador Sánchez Cerén. After him are Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, Wei Zheng, Emperor Zhi of Han, Andrew, Duke of Calabria, Yaropolk II of Kiev, and Chungnyeol of Goryeo.

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Among people born in 1935, Zhelyu Zhelev ranks 72Before him are John G. Avildsen, Monique Wittig, Lee Remick, Sonny Bono, Floyd Patterson, and Kurt Westergaard. After him are Bent Larsen, Seiji Ozawa, António Ramalho Eanes, Gene Vincent, Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, and Terry Riley. Among people deceased in 2015, Zhelyu Zhelev ranks 72Before him are Richard F. Heck, Cynthia Lennon, Geraldine McEwan, Rod Taylor, Ornette Coleman, and Jin Youzhi. After him are Robert Loggia, Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Georges Wolinski, and Árpád Göncz.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Zhelyu Zhelev ranks 51 out of 372Before him are Irina Bokova (1952), John of Rila (876), Michael Shishman of Bulgaria (1280), Hristo Botev (1848), Peter Deunov (1864), and Ivan Sratsimir of Bulgaria (1324). After him are Jules Pascin (1885), Nikola Zhekov (1865), Vladimir of Bulgaria (850), Bogdan Filov (1883), Vasil Kolarov (1877), and Vasile Lupu (1595).

Among POLITICIANS In Bulgaria

Among politicians born in Bulgaria, Zhelyu Zhelev ranks 27Before him are Rumen Radev (1963), Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria (1300), Kiril, Prince of Preslav (1895), Petar Mladenov (1936), Michael Shishman of Bulgaria (1280), and Ivan Sratsimir of Bulgaria (1324). After him are Nikola Zhekov (1865), Vladimir of Bulgaria (850), Vasil Kolarov (1877), Vasile Lupu (1595), Sineperver Sultan (1761), and Ivan Asen III of Bulgaria (1259).