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.
Aung San Suu KyiAung San Suu Kyi
19 June 1945
Political Leader (Freedom Fighter) of Myanmar
U ThantU Thant
22 January 1909
3rd Secretary General of the U.N.

Ne WinNe Win
14 May 1911
Burmese Politician

Thein SeinThein Sein
20 April 1945
President of Myanmar

Htin KyawHtin Kyaw
20 July 1946
President of Burma

General Aung SanGeneral Aung San
13 February 1915
Nick DrakeNick Drake
19 June 1948
Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist, Composer

Harry H. CorbettHarry H. Corbett
28 February 1925

Annabella LwinAnnabella Lwin
31 October 1966

Khun SaKhun Sa
17 February 1934
drug lord, entrepreneur
Than ShweThan Shwe
02 February 1933
Politician, Military personnel

U NuU Nu
25 May 1907
Ba MawBa Maw
08 February 1893
Prime minister of Myanmar

24 August 1714
Founder of the Konbaung Dynasty of Burma (Myanmar)

Saw MaungSaw Maung
31 December 1928
16 April 1516

11 March 1745
Khin KyiKhin Kyi
16 April 1912

12 September 1736
King of Myanmar

Saya SanSaya San
24 October 1876
Donald MichieDonald Michie
11 November 1923
Computer scientist

Shwe MannShwe Mann
11 July 1947
Military personnel, Politician