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Željko Ražnatović (Serbian Cyrillic: Жељко Ражнатовић, pronounced [ʒêːʎko raʒnâːtoʋitɕ]; 17 April 1952 – 15 January 2000), better known as Arkan (Serbian Cyrillic: Аркан), was a Serbian war criminal, mobster and head of the Serb paramilitary force called the Serb Volunteer Guard during the Yugoslav Wars. He was on Interpol's most wanted list in the 1970s and 1980s for robberies and murders committed in a number of countries across Europe, and was later indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia for crimes against humanity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arkan has received more than 1,839,795 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Arkan is the 3,091st most popular politician (down from 2,401st in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Slovenia and the 3rd most popular Slovene Politician.

Arkansas is most famous for its natural beauty and the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities.

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Among politicians, Arkan ranks 3,091 out of 15,577Before him are Ahmed Sékou Touré, Emperor Kaika, Sargon I, Ladislaus II of Hungary, Julius Nyerere, and Aspar. After him are Heshen, René II, Duke of Lorraine, Sigismund Báthory, Magnus I of Sweden, Casimir I the Restorer, and Lydia Litvyak.

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Among people born in 1952, Arkan ranks 38Before him are Oleg Blokhin, Laura Branigan, Zoran Đinđić, Idriss Déby, Bronisław Komorowski, and Tomislav Nikolić. After him are Christian Clavier, İbrahim Tatlıses, Shigeru Miyamoto, Maria Schneider, David Hasselhoff, and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Among people deceased in 2000, Arkan ranks 29Before him are Louis Néel, Jason Robards, Empress Kōjun, Steve Reeves, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, and Frederick Herzberg. After him are Lila Kedrova, Anatoly Sobchak, Gino Bartali, Ofra Haza, John Gielgud, and Bettino Craxi.

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In Slovenia

Among people born in Slovenia, Arkan ranks 8 out of 295Before him are Barbara of Cilli (1392), Slavoj Žižek (1949), France Prešeren (1800), Hugo Wolf (1860), Jože Plečnik (1872), and Milan Kučan (1941). After him are Santorio Santorio (1561), Janez Janša (1958), Hemma of Gurk (980), Borut Pahor (1963), Edvard Kardelj (1910), and Carlos, Duke of Madrid (1848).

Among POLITICIANS In Slovenia

Among politicians born in Slovenia, Arkan ranks 3Before him are Barbara of Cilli (1392) and Milan Kučan (1941). After him are Janez Janša (1958), Borut Pahor (1963), Edvard Kardelj (1910), Janez Drnovšek (1950), Aleksander Čeferin (1967), Hermann II, Count of Celje (1361), Danilo Türk (1952), Anton Korošec (1872), and Prince Andrew of Yugoslavia (1929).