BirthdayMay 19, 1925

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Pol Pot

    Full name: Pol Pot
    Also known as: Pol Pot, Pot, Pol
    Professions: Prime Minister of Democratic Kampuchea from 1976–1979
    Religion: None
    Work: Director of the Higher Institute of National Defence

  2. Pol Pot Measurements

    Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)

  3. Pol Pot Death information

    Died: Wednesday, 15th of April, 1998 (Age: 72)

  4. Pol Pot Biography

    Pol Pot (Khmer pronunciation: [pɒl pɒt]; Khmer: ប៉ុល ពត; 19 May 1925 – 15 April 1998), born Saloth Sar (Khmer: សាឡុត ស), was a Cambodian communist revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge from 1963 until 1997. From 1963 to 1981, he served as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea. As such, he became the leader of Cambodia on 17 April 1975, when his forces captured Phnom Penh. From 1976 to 1979, he also served as the prime minister of Democratic Kampuchea.He presided over a totalitarian dictatorship that imposed a radical form of agrarian socialism on the country. His government forced urban dwellers to relocate to the countryside to work in collective farms and forced labor projects. The combined effects of executions, forced labor, malnutrition, and poor medical care caused the deaths of approximately 25 percent of the Cambodian population. In all, an estimated 1 to 3 million people (out of a population of slightly over 8 million) died due to the policies of his four-year premiership.In 1979, after the Cambodian–Vietnamese War, Pol Pot fled to the jungles of southwest Cambodia, and the Khmer Rouge government collapsed. From 1979 to 1997, he and a remnant of the old Khmer Rouge operated near the border of Cambodia and Thailand, where they clung to power, with nominal United Nations recognition as the rightful government of Cambodia. Pol Pot committed suicide in 1998 while under house arrest by the Ta Mok faction of the Khmer Rouge. Since his death, rumours that he was poisoned have persisted.

  5. Pol Pot Family

    Spouse: Mea Son
    Childrens: Sar Patchata

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