Charles Taylor

1948 - Today

Charles Taylor

Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor (born 28 January 1948) is a Liberian former politician and convicted war criminal who served as the 22nd President of Liberia from 2 August 1997 until his resignation on 11 August 2003.Born in Arthington, Montserrado County, Liberia, Taylor earned a degree at Bentley College in the United States before returning to Liberia to work in the government of Samuel Doe. After being removed for embezzlement, he eventually arrived in Libya, where he was trained as a guerrilla fighter. He returned to Liberia in 1989 as the head of a Libyan-backed rebel group, the National Patriotic Front of Liberia, to overthrow the Doe government, initiating the First Liberian Civil War (1989–96). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Taylor has received more than 94,474 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 7,741st most popular politician.

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  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.50

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.45

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among politicians, Charles Taylor ranks 7,698 out of 14,801Before him are Dan I of Wallachia, Edward Balliol, Juan Belmonte, José Calvo Sotelo, Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick, and Shō Shin. After him are Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr, Phormio, Hannelore Kohl, Frederick Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen, Kōichirō Matsuura, and Kamehameha II.

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Among people born in 1948, Charles Taylor ranks 128Before him are Jimmy Choo, Oliver Hart, Devlet Bahçeli, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, Hema Malini, and John de Lancie. After him are Valeri Kharlamov, Séverine, Hartmut Michel, Vladimír Remek, Terry Goodkind, and Raymond Leo Burke.

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In Liberia

Among people born in Liberia, Charles Taylor ranks 3 out of 14Before him are Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (1938) and George Weah (1966). After him are Samuel Doe (1951), William Tolbert (1913), Leymah Gbowee (1972), William Tubman (1895), Gyude Bryant (1949), Moses Blah (1947), Ola John (1992), Ziad Fazah (1954), and Collins John (1985).

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), William Tubman (1895), Gyude Bryant (1949), and Moses Blah (1947).

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