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Ahmed Ben Bella

1916 - 2012

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Ahmed Ben Bella (Arabic: أحمد بن بلّة Aḥmad bin Billah; 26 December 1916 – 11 April 2012) was an Algerian politician, soldier and socialist revolutionary who served as the head of government of Algeria from 27 September 1962 to 15 September 1963 and then the first president of Algeria from 15 September 1963 to 19 June 1965. Ben Bella played an important role during the Algerian war of independence against France, leading the FLN, organizing the shipment of foreign weapons and coordinating political strategy from Cairo. Despite not being present in Algeria, French authorities tried to assassinate him multiple times. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ahmed Ben Bella has received more than 657,513 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Ahmed Ben Bella is the 1,131st most popular politician (up from 1,150th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Algeria (down from 10th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Algerian Politician.

Ahmed ben Bella is most famous for being the first president of Algeria, a country in North Africa. He was president from 1963 to 1965.

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Among politicians, Ahmed Ben Bella ranks 1,131 out of 15,577Before him are Idris of Libya, Albert II of Germany, William II of the Netherlands, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain, and Mohammad Mosaddegh. After him are Valentinian II, Zaynab bint Jahsh, Safiyya bint Huyayy, Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, Gaius Gracchus, and Mayer Amschel Rothschild.

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Among people born in 1916, Ahmed Ben Bella ranks 14Before him are Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Olivia de Havilland, Roald Dahl, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Claude Shannon, and Harold Wilson. After him are Herbert A. Simon, João Havelange, Ferruccio Lamborghini, Hans Eysenck, Yehudi Menuhin, and Maurice Wilkins. Among people deceased in 2012, Ahmed Ben Bella ranks 7Before him are Neil Armstrong, Oscar Niemeyer, Norodom Sihanouk, Wisława Szymborska, Ray Bradbury, and Whitney Houston. After him are Eric Hobsbawm, Carroll Shelby, Michael Clarke Duncan, Theo Angelopoulos, Jon Lord, and George Tupou V.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Ahmed Ben Bella ranks 11 out of 184Before him are Yves Saint Laurent (1936), Jacques Derrida (1930), Macrinus (164), Louis Althusser (1918), Jugurtha (-160), and Saint Monica (332). After him are Emir Abdelkader (1808), Édouard-Henri Avril (1849), Juba II (-52), Jacques Attali (1943), Abdelmadjid Tebboune (1945), and Dihya (700).

Among POLITICIANS In Algeria

Among politicians born in Algeria, Ahmed Ben Bella ranks 3Before him are Macrinus (164) and Jugurtha (-160). After him are Emir Abdelkader (1808), Juba II (-52), Abdelmadjid Tebboune (1945), Dihya (700), Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois (1898), Houari Boumédiène (1932), Marcel Cerdan (1916), Abdelkader Bensalah (1941), and Juba I of Numidia (-85).