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Blaise Compaoré

1951 - Today

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Blaise Compaoré (born 3 February 1951) is a Burkinabé politician who was president of Burkina Faso from 1987 to 2014. He was a top associate of President Thomas Sankara during the 1980s, and in October 1987, he led a coup d'état during which Sankara was killed. Subsequently, he introduced a policy of "rectification", overturning the leftist and Third Worldist policies pursued by Sankara. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Blaise Compaoré has received more than 745,045 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Blaise Compaoré is the 5,298th most popular politician (down from 4,778th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Burkina Faso and the 2nd most popular Burkinabe Politician.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Blaise Compaoré ranks 5,298 out of 15,710Before him are Park Won-soon, Gyula Andrássy the Younger, Shamash-shum-ukin, Gisela of Swabia, Odo I, Duke of Burgundy, and Viktor Abakumov. After him are Otto Meissner, Archidamus III, Kondō Isami, Ibbi-Sin, Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark, and Kurt Huber.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1951, Blaise Compaoré ranks 59Before him are Kim Peek, Lou Ferrigno, Don Rosa, Julian Schnabel, Michèle Mouton, and Queen Noor of Jordan. After him are Kirstie Alley, Bao Xishun, Nicu Ceaușescu, Glenn Hughes, Ben Feringa, and Horst Hrubesch.

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In Burkina Faso

Among people born in Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaoré ranks 2 out of 33Before him are Thomas Sankara (1949). After him are Michel Kafando (1942), Roch Marc Christian Kaboré (1957), Maurice Yaméogo (1921), Saye Zerbo (1932), Sangoulé Lamizana (1916), Philippe Ouédraogo (1945), Jean-Baptiste Ouédraogo (1942), Idrissa Ouédraogo (1954), Luc-Adolphe Tiao (1954), and Yacouba Isaac Zida (1965).

Among POLITICIANS In Burkina Faso

Among politicians born in Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaoré ranks 2Before him are Thomas Sankara (1949). After him are Michel Kafando (1942), Roch Marc Christian Kaboré (1957), Maurice Yaméogo (1921), Saye Zerbo (1932), Sangoulé Lamizana (1916), Jean-Baptiste Ouédraogo (1942), Luc-Adolphe Tiao (1954), Yacouba Isaac Zida (1965), Gilbert Diendéré (1960), and Paul Kaba Thieba (1959).

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