Charles Taylor

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Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor (born 28 January 1948) is a former Liberian politician and convicted war criminal who served as the 22nd President of Liberia from 2 August 1997 until his resignation on 11 August 2003, as a result of the Second Liberian Civil War and growing international pressure. Taylor gained a reputation by some Africans as a man of many faces. To his loyal supporters including Liberian humanitarian Cornelius Keagon, he was a preacher who gradually drifted into nationalist politics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Taylor has received more than 111,056 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Charles Taylor is the 5,673rd most popular politician (up from 7,689th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Liberia and the 2nd most popular Liberian Politician.

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Among politicians, Charles Taylor ranks 5,673 out of 15,710Before him are Emperor Kōbun, Kuroda Kiyotaka, Htin Kyaw, Chintila, Pedro Lascuráin, and Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa. After him are Drastamat Kanayan, Nicolas Catinat, Peire Vidal, Trần Hưng Đạo, Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia, and William V, Duke of Aquitaine.

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Among people born in 1948, Charles Taylor ranks 89Before him are Billy Crystal, Bill Ward, Salvador Puig Antich, Theo Jansen, István Sándorfi, and William Daniel Phillips. After him are Ichirou Mizuki, Jesper Christensen, Jonathan Hyde, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Tim Staffell, and Wang Qishan.

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In Liberia

Among people born in Liberia, Charles Taylor ranks 3 out of 18Before him are Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (1938) and George Weah (1966). After him are Samuel Doe (1951), William Tolbert (1913), Charles D. B. King (1875), Leymah Gbowee (1972), William Tubman (1895), Edwin Barclay (1882), Moses Blah (1947), Gyude Bryant (1949), and Ziad Fazah (1954).

Among POLITICIANS In Liberia

Among politicians born in Liberia, Charles Taylor ranks 2Before him are Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (1938). After him are Samuel Doe (1951), William Tolbert (1913), Charles D. B. King (1875), William Tubman (1895), Edwin Barclay (1882), Moses Blah (1947), and Gyude Bryant (1949).