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Burhanuddin Rabbani

1940 - 2011

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Burhānuddīn Rabbānī (Persian: برهان‌الدین ربانی; 20 September 1940 – 20 September 2011) was an Afghan politician and teacher who served as president of Afghanistan from 1992 to 1996, and again from November to December 2001 (in exile from 1996 to 2001). Born in the Badakhshan Province, Rabbani studied at Kabul University and worked there as a professor of Islamic theology. He formed the Jamiat-e Islami (Islamic Society) at the university which attracted then-students Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and Ahmad Shah Massoud, both would eventually become the two leading commanders of the Afghan mujahideen in the Soviet–Afghan War from 1979. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Burhanuddin Rabbani has received more than 1,299,886 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Burhanuddin Rabbani is the 2,289th most popular politician (down from 709th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Afghanistan (down from 6th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Afghan Politician.

Burhanuddin Rabbani was the chairman of the Islamic Unity of Afghanistan Mujahideen and President of Afghanistan from 1992 to 1996. He was a leader in the resistance against the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Burhanuddin Rabbani ranks 2,289 out of 19,576Before him are Biljana Plavšić, Şehzade Abdullah, Amaro Pargo, Heonjong of Joseon, Geert Wilders, and Rudolf I of Bohemia. After him are Senusret II, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Nicias, Athalaric, and Gaius Marcius Coriolanus.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1940, Burhanuddin Rabbani ranks 51Before him are Andrzej Żuławski, Denis Law, Mina, Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Patrick Stewart, and Nancy Pelosi. After him are Mario Andretti, Eduardo Galeano, James Caan, Tarō Asō, Shahnaz Pahlavi, and Nancy Sinatra. Among people deceased in 2011, Burhanuddin Rabbani ranks 26Before him are Simon van der Meer, Willard Boyle, Dennis Ritchie, John Barry, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, and Sidney Lumet. After him are Jane Russell, Gary Moore, John McCarthy, Manfred Gerlach, Necmettin Erbakan, and Christa Wolf.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Burhanuddin Rabbani ranks 17 out of 177Before him are Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), Muhammad of Ghor (1160), Hafizullah Amin (1929), Amanullah Khan (1892), and Babrak Karmal (1929). After him are Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād (1450), Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917), Moinuddin Chishti (1142), Hibatullah Akhundzada (1961), and Nur Jahan (1577).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Burhanuddin Rabbani ranks 11Before him are Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), Muhammad of Ghor (1160), Hafizullah Amin (1929), Amanullah Khan (1892), and Babrak Karmal (1929). After him are Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917), Moinuddin Chishti (1142), Hibatullah Akhundzada (1961), Ashraf Ghani (1949), and Ahmad Shah Durrani (1722).