POLITICIAN

Francisco Macías Nguema

1924 - 1979

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Francisco Macías Nguema (born Mez-m Ngueme; Africanised to Masie Nguema Biyogo Ñegue Ndong; 1 January 1924 – 29 September 1979) was an Equatoguinean politician who served as the first President of Equatorial Guinea from the country's independence in 1968 until his overthrow in 1979. He is widely remembered as one of the most brutal dictators in history. A member of the Fang people, Macías served numerous positions under Spanish colonial rule before being elected the first president of the soon-to-be independent country in 1968. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francisco Macías Nguema has received more than 593,784 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Francisco Macías Nguema is the 2,434th most popular politician (up from 2,540th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Equatorial Guinea and the 2nd most popular Equatorial Guinean Politician.

Francisco Macías Nguema is most famous for being the president of Equatorial Guinea from 1968 to 1979. He was a brutal dictator who killed and tortured many people.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Francisco Macías Nguema ranks 2,434 out of 15,710Before him are Khieu Samphan, Emperor Ling of Han, Herod Agrippa II, Sahure, Marinus van der Lubbe, and Ariovistus. After him are Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, Weneg, and Émile Loubet.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1924, Francisco Macías Nguema ranks 37Before him are Georges Charpak, Willard Boyle, Kōbō Abe, Dmitry Yazov, Ed Wood, and Lee Marvin. After him are Karmapa, Guy Williams, Antony Hewish, Robert Solow, Gene Deitch, and Eduardo Chillida. Among people deceased in 1979, Francisco Macías Nguema ranks 26Before him are Nur Muhammad Taraki, Mustafa Barzani, Reinhard Gehlen, Nadia Boulanger, Ernst Chain, and Shin'ichirō Tomonaga. After him are Rachele Mussolini, Wilhelm Bittrich, Sonia Delaunay, Bertil Ohlin, Werner Forssmann, and Mary Pickford.

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In Equatorial Guinea

Among people born in Equatorial Guinea, Francisco Macías Nguema ranks 2 out of 6Before him are Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (1942). After him are Ignacio Milam Tang (1940), Eric Moussambani (1978), Vicente Ehate Tomi (1968), and Miguel Abia Biteo Boricó (1961).

Among POLITICIANS In Equatorial Guinea

Among politicians born in Equatorial Guinea, Francisco Macías Nguema ranks 2Before him are Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (1942). After him are Ignacio Milam Tang (1940), Eric Moussambani (1978), Vicente Ehate Tomi (1968), and Miguel Abia Biteo Boricó (1961).