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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 17,034 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia. Do-Aklin is the 4,378th most popular politician (down from 3,109th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Benin (down from 1st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Beninese Politician.

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Among politicians, Do-Aklin ranks 4,378 out of 15,710Before him are Boso of Provence, Inge I of Norway, Wu Ding, Markos Vafeiadis, Osorkon I, and Yisrael Kristal. After him are Deioces, Steve Bannon, Constance of Antioch, Stefan Uroš I, Wazner, and Charlotte Marguerite de Montmorency.

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Among people born in 1550, Do-Aklin ranks 13Before him are Henry I, Duke of Guise, Jang-geum, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, John Davis, Stanislaus Kostka, and Karin Månsdotter. After him are Giorgio Basta, Jacobus Gallus, Emilio de' Cavalieri, Michael Maestlin, Damat Ibrahim Pasha, and Alonso Pérez de Guzmán y Sotomayor, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia. Among people deceased in 1700, Do-Aklin ranks 5Before him are Charles II of Spain, Pope Innocent XII, André Le Nôtre, and John Dryden. After him are Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe, Lagâri Hasan Çelebi, Prince William, Duke of Gloucester, Rajaram I, and Louis Jolliet.

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Among people born in Benin, Do-Aklin ranks 2 out of 18Before him are Mathieu Kérékou (1933). After him are Phillis Wheatley (1753), Djimon Hounsou (1964), Bernardin Gantin (1922), Thomas Boni Yayi (1951), Hubert Maga (1916), Patrice Talon (1958), Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin (1917), Émile Derlin Zinsou (1918), Angélique Kidjo (1960), and Christophe Soglo (1909).


Among politicians born in Benin, Do-Aklin ranks 2Before him are Mathieu Kérékou (1933). After him are Thomas Boni Yayi (1951), Hubert Maga (1916), Patrice Talon (1958), Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin (1917), Émile Derlin Zinsou (1918), Christophe Soglo (1909), Sourou-Migan Apithy (1913), Alphonse Alley (1930), Paul-Émile de Souza (1930), and Coffi Codjia (1967).