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Foday Sankoh

1937 - 2003

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Foday Saybana Sankoh (17 October 1937 – 29 July 2003) was the founder of the Sierra Leone rebel group Revolutionary United Front (RUF), which was supported by Charles Taylor-led NPFL in the 11-year-long Sierra Leone Civil War, starting in 1991 and ending in 2002. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Foday Sankoh has received more than 315,540 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Foday Sankoh is the 8,123rd most popular politician (down from 8,017th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Sierra Leone and the 3rd most popular Politician.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Foday Sankoh ranks 8,123 out of 15,577Before him are Demetrius the Fair, Henry Pelham, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Nicolas Henri, Duke of Orléans, Louis III, Elector Palatine, and Bongsang of Goguryeo. After him are Adelaide of Hungary, Helen of Anjou, Maria of Courtenay, Mikhail Speransky, Archelaus of Cappadocia, and Khalid bin Barghash of Zanzibar.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1937, Foday Sankoh ranks 141Before him are Ted Nelson, Archie Shepp, Anna Hazare, Sally Kellerman, Chandrashekhara Kambara, and Suzanne Pleshette. After him are Trini Lopez, Félix Miélli Venerando, Monica Zetterlund, Luciana Paluzzi, Gundula Janowitz, and John Phillip Law. Among people deceased in 2003, Foday Sankoh ranks 94Before him are Mohamed Choukri, Gertrude Ederle, Sébastien Japrisot, Miloš Milutinović, Wendy Hiller, and Qusay Hussein. After him are Marie Trintignant, Massimo Girotti, Mario Merz, Guy Thys, Eizo Yuguchi, and Jaba Ioseliani.

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In Sierra Leone

Among people born in Sierra Leone, Foday Sankoh ranks 3 out of 19Before him are Ahmad Tejan Kabbah (1932) and Nabih Berri (1938). After him are Siaka Stevens (1905), Ernest Bai Koroma (1953), Joseph Saidu Momoh (1937), Milton Margai (1895), Trevoh Chalobah (1999), Mohamed Kallon (1979), Valentine Strasser (1967), Johnny Paul Koroma (1960), and Roda Antar (1980).

Among POLITICIANS In Sierra Leone

Among politicians born in Sierra Leone, Foday Sankoh ranks 3Before him are Ahmad Tejan Kabbah (1932) and Nabih Berri (1938). After him are Siaka Stevens (1905), Ernest Bai Koroma (1953), Joseph Saidu Momoh (1937), Milton Margai (1895), Valentine Strasser (1967), Johnny Paul Koroma (1960), and Zainab Bangura (1959).