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Aung San Suu Kyi
(Former State Counsellor of Myanmar (2016 - 2021) and Winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize)
Aung San Suu Kyi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yangon

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.

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U Thant
(3rd Secretary General of the United Nations (1961 - 1971))
U Thant
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
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.

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Aung La Nsang
(Mixed martial artist)
Aung La Nsang
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Myitkyina
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 4 
General Aung San
(Politician)
General Aung San
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Listed In: Leaders
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.
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Annabella Lwin
(Best Known as the Lead Singer of the New Wave Band 'Bow Wow Wow')
Annabella Lwin
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 31, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rangoon

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.

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Paing Takhon
(Model)
Paing Takhon
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 17, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kawthoung
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Htin Kyaw
(President of Burma)
Htin Kyaw
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kungyangon Township

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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MiMi Aung
(Engineer)
MiMi Aung
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Burma
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Thibaw Min
(King)
Thibaw Min
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Birthdate: January 1, 1859
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mandalay
Died: December 19, 1916
 10 
Helen
(Actress, Dancer)
Helen
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Birthdate: November 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yangon
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Win Morisaki
(Singer)
Win Morisaki
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Yangon
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Anawrahta
(King)
Anawrahta
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Birthdate: May 11, 1014
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Old Bagan
Died: March 23, 1078
 13 
U Nu
(Former Prime Minister of Burma)
U Nu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 25, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Myanmar
Died: February 14, 1995

U Nu was a Burmese nationalist politician and statesman. He is best remembered for his service as the Prime Minister of Burma on three occasions between 1948 and 1962. U Nu is also remembered for his literary works; he wrote several plays and novels during his lifetime.

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Bayinnaung
(King)
Bayinnaung
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Birthdate: January 16, 1516
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taungoo
Died: October 10, 1581
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Nay Toe
(Actor)
Nay Toe
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Birthdate: September 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Munaung
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Khin Kyi
(Burmese Diplomat and Politician)
Khin Kyi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 16, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Myaungmya
Died: December 27, 1988

Khin Kyi was a Burmese diplomat and politician. She is best remembered for her marriage to Aung San, a prominent politician, revolutionary, and independence activist. Khin Kyi is also remembered for her service as the Minister of Social Welfare from 1953 to 1960. She also served as the Burmese Ambassador to India from 1960 to 1967.

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Mindon Min
(King of Myanmar)
Mindon Min
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Birthdate: July 8, 1808
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amarapura
Died: October 1, 1878
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Harry H. Corbett
(Actor)
Harry H. Corbett
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Birthdate: February 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rangoon
Died: March 21, 1982
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 19 
Supayalat
(Queen)
Supayalat
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Birthdate: December 13, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mandalay
Died: November 24, 1925
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Alaungpaya
(King)
Alaungpaya
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Birthdate: August 24, 1714
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shwebo
Died: May 11, 1760
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Swe Zin Htet
(Model)
Swe Zin Htet
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 16, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hpa-an
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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May Myat Noe
(Actress)
May Myat Noe
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 13, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yangon
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Thinzar Wint Kyaw
(Actress)
Thinzar Wint Kyaw
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Birthdate: December 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yangon
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Ba Maw
(Head of State of Burma from 1943 to 1945)
Ba Maw
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 8, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Maubin
Died: May 29, 1977

Ba Maw was a Burmese political leader and lawyer. He achieved prominence as a lawyer in 1931, when he defended Saya San. He then focused on his political career and went on to serve as the Head of State of Burma from 1 August 1943 to 27 March 1945.

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Tun Tun Min
(Kickboxer)
Tun Tun Min
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kyaikmaraw
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Wutt Hmone Shwe Yi
(Actress)
Wutt Hmone Shwe Yi
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Birthdate: August 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mogok
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Smile
(Actress)
Smile
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Birthdate: July 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yangon
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Khin Wint Wah
(Actress)
Khin Wint Wah
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 21, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yangon
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Win Min Than
(Actress)
Win Min Than
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Birthdate: November 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bago
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Hsinbyushin
(King of Myanmar)
Hsinbyushin
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Birthdate: September 12, 1736
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shwebo Moksobo
Died: July 10, 1776
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Donald Michie
(Computer scientist)
Donald Michie
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 11, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yangon
Died: July 7, 2007
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Thant Myint-U
(Grandson of former United Nations Secretary-General U Thant)
Thant Myint-U
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Birthdate: January 31, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York
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Ei Chaw Po
(Actress)
Ei Chaw Po
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Birthdate: January 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yangon
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Tabinshwehti
(King)
Tabinshwehti
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Birthdate: April 16, 1516
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Taungoo
Died: April 30, 1550
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Benjamin Sum
(Singer)
Benjamin Sum
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 27, 2000
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kalay
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Pyay Ti Oo
(Actor)
Pyay Ti Oo
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Birthdate: November 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yangon
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Khun Sa
(Ethnic Chinese Drug Lord Who was the Dominant Opium Warlord in the Golden Triangle from 1976 to 1996)
Khun Sa
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mongyai Township
Died: October 26, 2007

Khun Sa was an ethnic Chinese drug lord who was involved in massive opium smuggling operations. Nicknamed the Opium King, Khun Sa was the dominant opium warlord in the Golden Triangle from 1976 to 1996. He was played by Ric Young in the 2007 American biographical crime film American Gangster. 

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Thet Htar Thuzar
(Badminton player)
Thet Htar Thuzar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 15, 1999
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yangon
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Naw Phaw Eh Htar
(Actress)
Naw Phaw Eh Htar
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Birthdate: January 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taunggyi
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Thein Sein
(President of Myanmar)
Thein Sein
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Listed In: Leaders
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.

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G Fatt
(Singer-songwriter)
G Fatt
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 31, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yangon
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Maha Bandula
(Burmese Military Leader Who Played an Important Role in the 'First Anglo-Burmese War')
Maha Bandula
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 6, 1782
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dabayin
Died: April 1, 1825

Maha Bandula was a military leader best remembered for his association with the Royal Burmese Armed Forces, where he served as the  commander-in-chief from 1821 until his demise in 1825. He played an important role in the First Anglo-Burmese War. Maha Bandula is widely regarded as a national hero for his resistance against the British.

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Pencilo
(Writer)
Pencilo
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1990 AD
Birthplace: Myaungmya
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Bodawpaya
(King)
Bodawpaya
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Birthdate: March 11, 1745
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shwebo
Died: June 5, 1819
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Sein Lwin
(President of Burma from 27 July to 12 August 1988)
Sein Lwin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paung
Died: August 12, 2004

Sein Lwin was a Burmese politician who served as the President of Burma from 27 July to 12 August 1988. Sein Lwin, who also served as the military general in the Burmese Army, earned the nickname Butcher of Rangoon for brutally suppressing student-led protests in Rangoon. The students were massacred for protesting against the military regime of General Ne Win.

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Than Shwe
(Head of State of Myanmar Between 1992 and 2011)
Than Shwe
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 2, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kyaukse

Than Shwe is a Burmese politician best known for his service as the head of state of Myanmar between 1992 and 2011. During this period, Than Shwe held important positions of power including Supreme Commander of Myanmar Defense Services and Prime Minister of Myanmar.

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Bagyidaw
(King)
Bagyidaw
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Birthdate: July 23, 1784
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Amarapura
Died: October 15, 1846
 48 
Maung Maung
(Former President of Burma)
Maung Maung
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mandalay
Died: July 2, 1994

Maung Maung was a Burmese politician, lawyer, writer, and historian. He is best remembered for his service as the President of Burma from 19 August 1988 to 17 September 1990. Maung Maung also worked as a lecturer in Rangoon University and contributed to the Burma Khit Newspaper as an editor.

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Lay Phyu
(Musician)
Lay Phyu
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shan
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Eaindra Kyaw Zin
(Actress)
Eaindra Kyaw Zin
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Birthdate: April 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yangon
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)