Abeid Karume

1905 - 1972

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Abeid Amani Karume (4 August 1905 – 7 April 1972) was the first President of Zanzibar. He obtained this title as a result of a revolution which led to the deposing of His Majesty Sir Jamshid bin Abdullah, the last reigning Sultan of Zanzibar, in January 1964. Three months later, the United Republic of Tanzania was founded, and Karume became the first Vice President of the United Republic with Julius Nyerere of Tanganyika as president of the new country. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abeid Karume has received more than 149,073 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Abeid Karume is the 11,059th most popular politician (down from 10,424th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Malawi and the 5th most popular Malawian Politician.

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Among politicians, Abeid Karume ranks 11,059 out of 15,710. Before him are Abdalá Bucaram, Alfred Meyer, Henri Alexis Brialmont, Dumarsais Estimé, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, and Gnaeus Papirius Carbo. After him are Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, Edwin of Northumbria, Ameny Qemau, Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Abisare, and Cirilo Antonio Rivarola.

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Among people born in 1905, Abeid Karume ranks 195Before him are Juan O'Gorman, Joel McCrea, Oleksandr Korniychuk, Conduelo Píriz, Michael Tippett, and Albrecht Unsöld. After him are Tamar Abakelia, Leila Hyams, Lilí Álvarez, Mary Renault, Eric Frank Russell, and Vicente Trueba. Among people deceased in 1972, Abeid Karume ranks 130Before him are Roger Courtois, Erik Eriksen, August Zaleski, Edgar G. Ulmer, Meena Kumari, and Oleksandr Korniychuk. After him are Abraham Joshua Heschel, František Čáp, Jessie Royce Landis, Marianne Moore, Edmund Wilson, and Stanislaus Kobierski.

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Among people born in Malawi, Abeid Karume ranks 6 out of 14. Before him are Hastings Banda (1898), Bingu wa Mutharika (1934), Peter Mutharika (1940), Bakili Muluzi (1941), and Joyce Banda (1950). After him are Michelle Paver (1960), William Kamkwamba (1987), Lazarus Chakwera (1955), Anthea Stewart (1944), Russell Mwafulirwa (1983), and Cate Campbell (1992).


Among politicians born in Malawi, Abeid Karume ranks 5Before him are Hastings Banda (1898), Peter Mutharika (1940), Bakili Muluzi (1941), and Joyce Banda (1950). After him are Lazarus Chakwera (1955).