Burmese

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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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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, 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.

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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, Burma
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, Kachin, Burma
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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, 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.

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Paing Takhon
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 17, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kawthoung, Myanmar
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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, 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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Thibaw Min
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Birthdate: January 1, 1859
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mandalay, Myanmar
Died: December 19, 1916
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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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Win Morisaki
(Singer)
Win Morisaki
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Yangon, Burma
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Bruce Le
(Actor, Film director)
Bruce Le
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Birthdate: June 5, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Burma

Bruce Le is a Macao actor and martial artist who became popular by appearing in several martial arts films. Many of his films were made to take advantage of the martial arts phenomenon which was started by Bruce Lee. Since Lee's death left a huge box office void, many filmmakers turned to Bruce Le in the 1970s and 1980s.

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U Nu
(Politician)
U Nu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 25, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Myanmar
Died: February 14, 1995
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Helen
(Actress, Dancer)
Helen
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Birthdate: November 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar
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Harry H. Corbett
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Birthdate: February 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rangoon, Burma [now Yangon, Myanmar]
Died: March 21, 1982
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Bayinnaung
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Birthdate: January 16, 1516
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taungoo, Myanmar (Burma)
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, Myanmar
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Khin Kyi
(Burmese Ambassador to India)
Khin Kyi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 16, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Myaungmya, Burma
Died: December 27, 1988
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Anawrahta
(King)
Anawrahta
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Birthdate: May 11, 1014
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Died: March 23, 1078
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Supayalat
(Queen)
Supayalat
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Birthdate: December 13, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mandalay, Myanmar
Died: November 24, 1925
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Mindon Min
(King of Myanmar)
Mindon Min
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Birthdate: July 8, 1808
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amarapura, Myanmar
Died: October 1, 1878
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Swe Zin Htet
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 16, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hpa-an, Myanmar
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Alaungpaya
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Birthdate: August 24, 1714
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shwebo, Myanmar (Burma)
Died: May 11, 1760
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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, Burma
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Mahasi Sayadaw
(Buddhist Monk)
Mahasi Sayadaw
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seikkhun, Shwebo District, British Burma
Died: August 14, 1982
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Ba Maw
(Lawyer)
Ba Maw
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 8, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Maubin, Myanmar (Burma)
Died: May 29, 1977
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Wutt Hmone Shwe Yi
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Birthdate: August 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mogok, Myanmar
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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, Myanmar
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Thinzar Wint Kyaw
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Birthdate: December 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yangon, Burma
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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, Myanmar
Died: July 7, 2007
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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, Myanmar
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Win Min Than
(Actress)
Win Min Than
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Birthdate: November 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bago, Burma
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Ei Chaw Po
(Actress)
Ei Chaw Po
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Birthdate: January 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar
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Khun Sa
(drug lord, entrepreneur)
Khun Sa
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mongyai Township
Died: October 26, 2007
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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, Sagaing Region, Myanmar
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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, United States
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Ne Win
(Burmese Politician)
Ne Win
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Listed In: Leaders
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.
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Smile
(Actress)
Smile
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Birthdate: July 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar
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Hsinbyushin
(King of Myanmar)
Hsinbyushin
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Birthdate: September 12, 1736
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shwebo Moksobo, Myanmar (Burma)
Died: July 10, 1776
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Saya San
(Physician)
Saya San
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 24, 1876
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dabayin, Shwebo District, Kingdom of Myanmar
Died: November 28, 1931
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Tabinshwehti
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Birthdate: April 16, 1516
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Taungoo, Myanmar
Died: April 30, 1550
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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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Pyay Ti Oo
(Actor)
Pyay Ti Oo
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Birthdate: November 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar
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Ledi Sayadaw
(Buddhist Monk)
Ledi Sayadaw
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 1, 1846
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saingpyin, Dabayin Kingdom of Burma
Died: June 27, 1923
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Ashin Wirathu
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kyaukse, Mandalay Division, Burma
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Than Shwe
(Politician, Military personnel)
Than Shwe
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 2, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kyaukse
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Maha Bandula
(General)
Maha Bandula
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 6, 1782
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dabayin, Kingdom of Burma
Died: April 1, 1825
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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, Myanmar
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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, Myanmar, Burma
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Naw Phaw Eh Htar
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Birthdate: January 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taunggyi, Myanmar
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Bagyidaw
(King)
Bagyidaw
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Birthdate: July 23, 1784
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Amarapura, Mandalay city, Myanmar
Died: October 15, 1846