Burhanuddin Rabbani

1940 - 2011

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Burhānuddīn Rabbānī (Persian: برهان‌ الدین رباني; 20 September 1940 – 20 September 2011) was an Afghan politician who served as President of the Islamic State of Afghanistan from 1992 to 2001, though after 1996 his government only controlled a small fraction of Afghanistan. After the Taliban government was toppled during Operation Enduring Freedom, Rabbani returned to Kabul and served as President from November to 20 December 2001, when Hamid Karzai was chosen at the Bonn International Conference on Afghanistan.After graduating from Kabul University and working as a professor of Islamic theology there, Rabbani 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 Mujahideen leaders in the Soviet–Afghan War from 1979. Rabbani was chosen to be the President of Afghanistan after the end of the former communist regime in 1992. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Burhanuddin Rabbani has received more than 594,455 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia. Burhanuddin Rabbani is the 1,810th most popular politician (up from 1,855th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Afghanistan and the 8th 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 1,810 out of 15,710Before him are Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Publius Clodius Pulcher, James IV of Scotland, Abd al-Rahman II, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia. After him are John VI of Portugal, 1st Dalai Lama, Rodion Malinovsky, Leopold, Duke of Lorraine, John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, and Henry II of Castile.

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Among people born in 1940, Burhanuddin Rabbani ranks 43Before him are Stuart Sutcliffe, George A. Romero, Tabaré Vázquez, Nancy Pelosi, Dario Argento, and Nancy Sinatra. After him are Anna Karina, Andrzej Żuławski, Thomas Harris, Cliff Richard, Dennis Tito, and H. R. Giger. Among people deceased in 2011, Burhanuddin Rabbani ranks 19Before him are Sócrates, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Ramiz Alia, Dennis Ritchie, Simon van der Meer, and Ágota Kristóf. After him are Gary Moore, Flórián Albert, Sidney Lumet, John Barry, Diana Wynne Jones, and Annie Girardot.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Burhanuddin Rabbani ranks 13 out of 108Before him are Abu Dawood (817), Humayun (1508), Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Hafizullah Amin (1929), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), and Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953). After him are Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Babrak Karmal (1929), Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917), Amanullah Khan (1892), Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād (1450), and Ahmad Shah Durrani (1722).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Burhanuddin Rabbani ranks 8Before him are Hamid Karzai (1957), Humayun (1508), Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Hafizullah Amin (1929), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), and Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953). After him are Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Babrak Karmal (1929), Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917), Amanullah Khan (1892), Ahmad Shah Durrani (1722), and Alp-Tegin (963).