François Duvalier

1907 - 1971

François Duvalier

François Duvalier (French pronunciation: ​[fʁɑ̃swa dyvalje]; 14 April 1907 – 21 April 1971), also known as Papa Doc, was a Haitian politician who served as the President of Haiti from 1957 to 1971. He was elected president in 1957 on a populist and black nationalist platform. After thwarting a military coup d'état in 1958, his regime rapidly became totalitarian and despotic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of François Duvalier has received more than 1,287,177 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 37th most popular physician.

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Among physicians, François Duvalier ranks 36 out of 438Before him are Alexis Carrel, Claude Bernard, Franz Mesmer, Paul Ehrlich, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, and Camillo Golgi. After him are Niels Ryberg Finsen, Polycarp, Ambroise Paré, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, René Laennec, and Georgios Papanikolaou.

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Among people born in 1907, François Duvalier ranks 12Before him are John Wayne, Mircea Eliade, Edwin McMillan, Hergé, Laurence Olivier, and Alberto Moravia. After him are Jacques Tati, Yakov Dzhugashvili, J. Hans D. Jensen, Baldur von Schirach, Bhagat Singh, and John Bowlby. Among people deceased in 1971, François Duvalier ranks 9Before him are Igor Stravinsky, Louis Armstrong, Jim Morrison, György Lukács, Hermann Hoth, and Audie Murphy. After him are Fernandel, Lawrence Bragg, Paul Karrer, Harold Lloyd, Igor Tamm, and Theodor Svedberg.

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In Haiti

Among people born in Haiti, François Duvalier ranks 1 out of 41After him are Toussaint Louverture (1743), Alexandre Pétion (1770), John James Audubon (1785), Thomas-Alexandre Dumas (1762), Jean-Claude Duvalier (1951), Jean-Pierre Boyer (1776), René Préval (1943), Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc (1756), Faustin Soulouque (1782), Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1953), and Leslie Manigat (1930).


Among physicians born in Haiti, François Duvalier ranks 1

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