Burmese

Perched on the southeast portion of Asia, Myanmar, earlier known as Burma, is the largest country in Southeast Asia. The country forwards a vast topography and has something for all kinds of traveller. Interestingly, Myanmar, though independent since 1948, relieved itself from the military dictatorship only in 2011 when the military junta was official dissolved in the country. Despite a civilian government being in power, military still wields a greater control on this country. This promptly explains the presence of a large number of famous and influential military people, who have significantly contributed towards growth and development of their country through their personal endeavours, being in the list of famous Burmese. Some were even famous for their notoriety and infamy like military dictator, U Ne Win. King Alaungpaya was one of three greatest monarchs of Burma, alongside Anawrahta and Bayinnaung. Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi was a prominent Burmese activist who fought against the cruelties of U Ne Win and initiated a nonviolent movement towards achieving democracy and human rights. Know more about famous Burmese people, their life and their works with this section given below.

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 1 Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese politician and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. She is credited with co-founding the National League for Democracy, which eventually ended the rule of Myanmar's military junta. In 1999, she was named one of the Children of Gandhi by Time magazine for enduring almost 15 years of house arrest for the greater good of Myanmar.

 2 Nick Drake

Nick Drake
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist, Composer
Birthdate: June 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar
Died: November 25, 1974
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 3 U Thant

U Thant
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 3rd Secretary General of the U.N.
Birthdate: January 22, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pantanaw
Died: November 25, 1974

Burmese diplomat U Thant made history by becoming the first non-Scandinavian to be named the UN secretary-general. Later in life, he tried applying Buddhist principles such as detachment to solve major international conflicts. Following his death in New York, his burial in Burma became a source of riots.

 4 Aung La Nsang

Aung La Nsang
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: May 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Myitkyina, Kachin, Burma

 5 General Aung San

General Aung San
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 13, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 19, 1947
Revered as a hero and as the Father of the Nation in Burma (now Myanmar), Aung San was instrumental in his country’s fight for independence from the British. The founder of the Myanmar Armed Forces, San was unfortunately assassinated a few months before Burma achieved independence.

 6 Annabella Lwin

Annabella Lwin
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 31, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Annabella Lwin is an English-Burmese record producer and singer-songwriter. She is known for her association with the new wave band Bow Wow Wow, where she performs as the lead singer. Also known for her humanitarian efforts, Lwin was a featured vocalist during a fundraising concert, which was intended to help the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.

 7 Htin Kyaw

Htin Kyaw
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Burma
Birthdate: July 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kungyangon Township, Myanmar (Burma)

Former Burmese president Htin Kyaw had an elite education, which took him to London, Tokyo, and Massachusetts. A close aide of Aung San Suu Kyi, Kyaw became the president in 2016 following the end of Myanmar’s military leadership, as Suu Kyi was barred from holding the post.

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 8 Harry H. Corbett

Harry H. Corbett
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rangoon, Burma [now Yangon, Myanmar]
Died: March 21, 1982

 9 Paing Takhon

Paing Takhon
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: September 17, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kawthoung, Myanmar

 10 Win Morisaki

Win Morisaki
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Yangon, Burma

 11 MiMi Aung

MiMi Aung
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Burma

 12 Ne Win

Ne Win
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Burmese Politician
Birthdate: May 14, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paungdale
Died: December 5, 2002
Known as “the destroyer of Burma,” Myanmar’s former dictator, president, and prime minister General Ne Win practically reduced the once-prosperous nation to its mere shadow. The founder of the Burma Socialist Programme Party, he spent his final years under house arrest, and had only a dozen people at his funeral.

 13 U Nu

U Nu
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 25, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Myanmar
Died: February 14, 1995

 14 Thibaw Min

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Famous As: King
Birthdate: January 1, 1859
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mandalay, Myanmar
Died: December 19, 1916

 15 Bayinnaung

Bayinnaung
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: January 16, 1516
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taungoo, Myanmar (Burma)
Died: October 10, 1581

 16 Nay Toe

Nay Toe
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Munaung, Myanmar

 17 Khin Kyi

Khin Kyi
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: April 16, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Myaungmya
Died: December 28, 1988

 18 Supayalat

Supayalat
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: December 13, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mandalay, Myanmar
Died: November 24, 1925

 19 Anawrahta

Anawrahta
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: May 11, 1014
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Died: March 23, 1078

 20 Swe Zin Htet

Swe Zin Htet
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: November 16, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hpa-an, Myanmar

 21 Ba Maw

Ba Maw
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: February 8, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Maubin, Myanmar (Burma)
Died: May 29, 1977

 22 Mindon Min

Mindon Min
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Famous As: King of Myanmar
Birthdate: July 8, 1808
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amarapura, Myanmar
Died: October 1, 1878

 23 Alaungpaya

Alaungpaya
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: August 24, 1714
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shwebo, Myanmar (Burma)
Died: May 11, 1760

 24 Mahasi Sayadaw

Mahasi Sayadaw
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Buddhist Monk
Birthdate: July 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seikkhun, Shwebo District, British Burma
Died: August 14, 1982

 25 May Myat Noe

May Myat Noe
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 13, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yangon, Burma

 26 Wutt Hmone Shwe Yi

Wutt Hmone Shwe Yi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mogok, Myanmar

 27 Tun Tun Min

Tun Tun Min
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Kickboxer
Birthdate: October 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kyaikmaraw, Myanmar

 28 Thinzar Wint Kyaw

Thinzar Wint Kyaw
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yangon, Burma

 29 U Saw

U Saw
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 16, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Okpho, Tharrawaddy District, British Burma
Died: May 8, 1948

 30 Donald Michie

Donald Michie
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: November 11, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar
Died: July 7, 2007

 31 Khin Wint Wah

Khin Wint Wah
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 21, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar

 32 Win Min Than

Win Min Than
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bago, Burma

 33 Thein Sein

Thein Sein
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Myanmar
Birthdate: April 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kyonku

Thein Sein is a Burmese politician who served as the prime minister of Myanmar from 2007 to 2011. From 2011 to 2016, Sein served as Myanmar's president. Widely regarded as a reformist leader, Sein's government took up a series of political reforms, such as halting the construction of the Myitsone Dam and releasing many political prisoners.

 34 Bodawpaya

Bodawpaya
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: March 11, 1745
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shwebo, Myanmar (Burma)
Died: June 5, 1819

 35 Ashin Wirathu

Ashin Wirathu
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Monk
Birthdate: July 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kyaukse, Mandalay Division, Burma

 36 Than Shwe

Than Shwe
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Military personnel
Birthdate: February 2, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kyaukse

 37 Hsinbyushin

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Famous As: King of Myanmar
Birthdate: September 12, 1736
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shwebo Moksobo, Myanmar (Burma)
Died: July 10, 1776

 38 Maung Maung

Maung Maung
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: January 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)
Died: July 2, 1994

 39 Saya San

Saya San
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: October 24, 1876
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dabayin, Shwebo District, Kingdom of Myanmar
Died: November 28, 1931

 40 Ledi Sayadaw

Ledi Sayadaw
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Buddhist Monk
Birthdate: December 1, 1846
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saingpyin, Dabayin Kingdom of Burma
Died: June 27, 1923

 41 Khun Sa

Khun Sa
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: drug lord, entrepreneur
Birthdate: February 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mongyai Township
Died: October 26, 2007

 42 Tabinshwehti

Tabinshwehti
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: April 16, 1516
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Taungoo, Myanmar
Died: April 30, 1550

 43 Tyron Bejay

Tyron Bejay
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 27, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thanbyuzayat, Myanmar

 44 Pyay Ti Oo

Pyay Ti Oo
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar

 45 Sein Lwin

Sein Lwin
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paung, Myanmar
Died: August 12, 2004

 46 Shwe Mann

Shwe Mann
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military personnel, Politician
Birthdate: July 11, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kanyutkwin

 47 Saw Maung

Saw Maung
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: politician
Birthdate: December 31, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mandalay
Died: July 24, 1997

 48 San Yu

San Yu
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: General
Birthdate: March 3, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pyay, Myanmar
Died: January 30, 1996

 49 Smile

Smile
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar

 50 Lay Phyu

Lay Phyu
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shan, Myanmar, Burma