• Born date: 1925-05-19
  • Born in: Cambodia
  • Death date: 1998-04-15
  • Death in: Cambodia
Pol Pot

Pol Pot (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 April 17, 1975, when his forces captured Phnom Penh.

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