Cetshwayo kaMpande

1826 - 1884

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Cetshwayo kaMpande (; Zulu pronunciation: [ǀétʃwajo kámpande]; c. 1826 – 8 February 1884) was the king of the Zulu Kingdom from 1873 to 1879 and its leader during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. His name has been transliterated as Cetawayo, Cetewayo, Cetywajo and Ketchwayo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cetshwayo kaMpande has received more than 394,065 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Cetshwayo kaMpande is the 6,667th most popular politician (down from 6,101st in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 32nd in 2019) and the 13th most popular South African Politician.

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Among politicians, Cetshwayo kaMpande ranks 6,667 out of 15,710Before him are Ashur-dan II, Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin, Sigurd Slembe, Miguel Alemán Valdés, Askia Mohammad I, and Ashur-nirari V. After him are Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, Hrólfr Kraki, Al-Aziz Uthman, Raif Dizdarević, Shalmaneser IV, and Danielle Mitterrand.

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Among people born in 1826, Cetshwayo kaMpande ranks 21Before him are Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Adolf Bastian, Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, George Johnstone Stoney, Karl von Piloty, and Stephen Foster. After him are Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mikhailovna of Russia, George B. McClellan, Henri Mouhot, Walter Bagehot, Spotted Elk, and Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg. Among people deceased in 1884, Cetshwayo kaMpande ranks 23Before him are Charles Adolphe Wurtz, Hermann Schlegel, Alexander, Prince of Orange, William, Duke of Brunswick, Paul Abadie, and Jules Bastien-Lepage. After him are Infanta Maria Anna of Portugal, Prince Frederick William of Hesse-Kassel, Eduard Rüppell, Eduard Totleben, Ludwig Richter, and George Bentham.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Cetshwayo kaMpande ranks 34 out of 312Before him are D. F. Malan (1874), Michael Levitt (1947), André Brink (1935), Arnold Vosloo (1962), Abba Eban (1915), and Peter Abrahams (1919). After him are Kgalema Motlanthe (1949), Basil Rathbone (1892), Louis Botha (1862), John Vorster (1915), Andries Pretorius (1798), and Christiaan Hendrik Persoon (1761).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Cetshwayo kaMpande ranks 13Before him are Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (1942), Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936), Jan Smuts (1870), Cyril Ramaphosa (1952), D. F. Malan (1874), and Abba Eban (1915). After him are Kgalema Motlanthe (1949), Louis Botha (1862), John Vorster (1915), Andries Pretorius (1798), Dingane kaSenzangakhona (1795), and Marthinus Wessel Pretorius (1819).