Denis Mukwege

1955 - Today

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Denis Mukwege (; born 1 March 1955) is a Congolese gynecologist and Pentecostal pastor. He founded and works in Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, where he specializes in the treatment of women who have been raped by armed rebels. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Denis Mukwege has received more than 944,182 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Denis Mukwege is the 126th most popular social activist (down from 122nd in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Democratic Republic of the Congo and the most popular Congolese Social Activist.

Denis Mukwege is a Congolese gynecologist who has been working for the past two decades to help women who have been victims of rape and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has performed over 30,000 surgeries and has been the target of many death threats.

Memorability Metrics

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  • 61.75

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 69

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.06

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.10

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Denis Mukweges by language

Over the past year Denis Mukwege has had the most page views in the with 84,713 views, followed by English (66,966), and German (15,829). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Egyptian Arabic (477.38%), Ido (94.17%), and Catalan (74.07%)


Among social activists, Denis Mukwege ranks 126 out of 840Before him are Sophia of Prussia, Gaius Julius Civilis, Betty Ford, Flora Tristan, Mordechai Anielewicz, and Al-Mu'tazz. After him are Antipope Clement III, Georgy Gapon, George Stinney, Steve Biko, Musa al-Sadr, and Vesna Vulović.

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Among people born in 1955, Denis Mukwege ranks 49Before him are Martin Schulz, Roland Emmerich, Brendan Gleeson, Gary Sinise, Pietro Parolin, and Haitham bin Tariq. After him are François Cluzet, Björn Andrésen, Philippe Troussier, Zucchero Fornaciari, Jorge Valdano, and Ante Gotovina.

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In Democratic Republic of the Congo

Among people born in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denis Mukwege ranks 5 out of 107Before him are Patrice Lumumba (1925), Mobutu Sese Seko (1930), Laurent-Désiré Kabila (1939), and Moïse Tshombe (1919). After him are Félix Tshisekedi (1963), Antoine Gizenga (1925), Joseph Kabila (1971), Claude Makélélé (1973), Étienne Tshisekedi (1932), Simon Kimbangu (1887), and Papa Wemba (1949).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In Democratic Republic of the Congo

Among social activists born in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denis Mukwege ranks 1