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Babrak Karmal

1929 - 1996

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Babrak Karmal (Farsi/Pashto: ببرک کارمل, born Sultan Hussein; 6 January 1929 – 1 or 3 December 1996) was an Afghan revolutionary and politician who was the leader of Afghanistan, serving in the post of General Secretary of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan for seven years. Born in Kabul Province into a Tajik family, Karmal attended Kabul University and developed openly leftist views there, having been introduced to Marxism by Mir Akbar Khyber during his imprisonment for activities deemed too radical by the government. He became a founding member of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) and eventually became the leader of the Parcham faction when the PDPA split in 1967, with their ideological nemesis being the Khalq faction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Babrak Karmal has received more than 698,414 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Babrak Karmal is the 1,582nd most popular politician (up from 1,978th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Afghanistan (down from 15th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Afghan Politician.

Babrak Karmal was most famous for his role in the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Babrak Karmal ranks 1,582 out of 15,577Before him are Shah Rukh, Ferdinand I of Naples, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria, Kwame Nkrumah, and Æthelwulf, King of Wessex. After him are Gyges of Lydia, Ayşe Sultan, Vallabhbhai Patel, Shalmaneser III, Ismail Ibn Sharif, and James II of Aragon.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1929, Babrak Karmal ranks 30Before him are Sándor Kocsis, Peter Higgs, Chet Baker, Oriana Fallaci, Karolos Papoulias, and Tigran Petrosian. After him are Graham Hill, Djalma Santos, Bill Evans, Zdzisław Beksiński, Francis Gary Powers, and Petr Shelokhonov. Among people deceased in 1996, Babrak Karmal ranks 13Before him are Krzysztof Kieślowski, Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Marguerite Duras, Dzhokhar Dudayev, Ella Fitzgerald, and Joseph Brodsky. After him are René Lacoste, Paul Erdős, Frank Whittle, Tadeusz Reichstein, Adolf Galland, and Joan Clarke.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Babrak Karmal ranks 17 out of 145Before him are Ali-Shir Nava'i (1441), Amanullah Khan (1892), Abu Dawood (817), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī (1837), and Mohammed Omar (1962). After him are Humayun (1508), Habibullāh Kalakāni (1890), Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (1949), Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917), Abdul Rashid Dostum (1954), and Ahmad Shah Durrani (1722).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Babrak Karmal ranks 12Before him are Hafizullah Amin (1929), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Alauddin Khalji (1266), Amanullah Khan (1892), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), and Mohammed Omar (1962). After him are Humayun (1508), Habibullāh Kalakāni (1890), Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (1949), Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917), Abdul Rashid Dostum (1954), and Ahmad Shah Durrani (1722).