1550 - 1700


Do-Aklin or Gangnihessou (Ganye Hessou) or Dogbari is claimed as the founder of the Fon Kingdom of Dahomey in present-day Benin and the first person in the royal lineage of the Kings of Dahomey (the Aladaxonou dynasty). In many versions he is considered the first king of Dahomey even though the kingdom was founded after his death. Very little is known about Do-Aklin and most of it is connected to folklore, but it is generally claimed that he settled a large group of Aja people from Allada on the Abomey plateau amongst the local inhabitants in c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Do-Aklin has received more than 13,486 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,132nd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Do-Aklin ranks 3,110 out of 14,801Before him are Tantamani, Nero Julius Caesar, Dīpankara Buddha, Emperor Kaika, Edward Heath, and Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara. After him are Néstor Kirchner, Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, Salome Alexandra, Emperor Lizong, Djedkare Isesi, and Mary of Clopas.

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Among people born in 1550, Do-Aklin ranks 11Before him are Charles IX of Sweden, Henry I, Duke of Guise, Camillus de Lellis, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, Jang-geum, and John Davis. After him are Karin Månsdotter, Stanislaus Kostka, Giorgio Basta, Jacobus Gallus, Emilio de' Cavalieri, and Michael Maestlin. Among people deceased in 1700, Do-Aklin ranks 4Before him are Pope Innocent XII, Charles II of Spain, and André Le Nôtre. After him are John Dryden, Prince William, Duke of Gloucester, Lagâri Hasan Çelebi, Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe, and Louis Jolliet.

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In Benin

Among people born in Benin, Do-Aklin ranks 1 out of 19After him are Mathieu Kérékou (1933), Phillis Wheatley (1753), Askia Mohammad I (1443), Bernardin Gantin (1922), Djimon Hounsou (1964), Thomas Boni Yayi (1951), Hubert Maga (1916), Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin (1917), Angélique Kidjo (1960), Sourou-Migan Apithy (1913), and Christophe Soglo (1909).


Among politicians born in Benin, Do-Aklin ranks 1After him are Mathieu Kérékou (1933), Askia Mohammad I (1443), Thomas Boni Yayi (1951), Hubert Maga (1916), Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin (1917), Sourou-Migan Apithy (1913), Christophe Soglo (1909), Patrice Talon (null), Émile Derlin Zinsou (1918), Paul-Émile de Souza (1930), and Alphonse Alley (1930).

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