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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 (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 of whom 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 1,092,110 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Burhanuddin Rabbani is the 715th most popular politician (up from 1,807th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Afghanistan (up from 13th in 2019) and the 4th 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, Burhanuddin Rabbani ranks 715 out of 15,577Before him are John Zápolya, Rudolf I of Germany, Constantine I of Greece, Henry I of France, Jair Bolsonaro, and Peter I of Serbia. After him are Mahathir Mohamad, Farouk of Egypt, Artemisia I of Caria, Béla IV of Hungary, Hugo Chávez, and Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria.

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Among people born in 1940, Burhanuddin Rabbani ranks 13Before him are Chuck Norris, Constantine II of Greece, Saparmurat Niyazov, Ringo Starr, Michael Gambon, and Bartholomew I of Constantinople. After him are Frank Zappa, Carlos Slim, Muhammad Yunus, Qaboos bin Said al Said, Joachim Gauck, and J. M. Coetzee. Among people deceased in 2011, Burhanuddin Rabbani ranks 9Before him are Kim Jong-il, Osama bin Laden, Václav Havel, Elizabeth Taylor, Otto von Habsburg, and Cesária Évora. After him are Sathya Sai Baba, Peter Falk, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Wangari Maathai, Sócrates, and Joe Frazier.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Burhanuddin Rabbani ranks 6 out of 145Before him are Rumi (1207), Al-Farabi (872), Hamid Karzai (1957), Abbas the Great (1571), and Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914). After him are Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), Hafizullah Amin (1929), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Alauddin Khalji (1266), Ali-Shir Nava'i (1441), and Amanullah Khan (1892).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Burhanuddin Rabbani ranks 4Before him are Hamid Karzai (1957), Abbas the Great (1571), and Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914). After him are Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), Hafizullah Amin (1929), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Alauddin Khalji (1266), Amanullah Khan (1892), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Mohammed Omar (1962), and Babrak Karmal (1929).