POLITICIAN

Girma Wolde-Giorgis

1924 - 2018

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Girma Wolde-Giorgis (Ge'ez: ግርማ ወልደ ጊዮርጊስ; 28 December 1924 – 15 December 2018) was an Ethiopian politician who was the 3rd President of Ethiopia from 2001 to 2013. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Girma Wolde-Giorgis has received more than 142,134 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Girma Wolde-Giorgis is the 4,005th most popular politician (down from 3,799th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Ethiopia (down from 8th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Ethiopian Politician.

Girma Wolde-Giorgis is most famous for being the first black African to win an Olympic gold medal. He won the 10,000 meter race at the 1960 Olympics in Rome.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Girma Wolde-Giorgis ranks 4,005 out of 15,710Before him are Anastasia of Kiev, Vakhtang I of Iberia, Mohammed Omar, Everard des Barres, Francisco Largo Caballero, and Concino Concini. After him are Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia, Roman the Great, Robert I, Count of Flanders, Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, William, Duke of Nassau, and Jiroemon Kimura.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1924, Girma Wolde-Giorgis ranks 62Before him are John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Raj Kapoor, Georges Prêtre, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and Daniel arap Moi. After him are Michel Tournier, Sverre Fehn, Roberto Eduardo Viola, David Bronstein, Roza Shanina, and Matthäus Hetzenauer. Among people deceased in 2018, Girma Wolde-Giorgis ranks 64Before him are Christine Nöstlinger, Steve Ditko, Shoko Asahara, Ruud Lubbers, Anthony Bourdain, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee. After him are Oskar Gröning, Gene Sharp, Dolores O'Riordan, John Gavin, Paul D. Boyer, and Osamu Shimomura.

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In Ethiopia

Among people born in Ethiopia, Girma Wolde-Giorgis ranks 9 out of 74Before him are Zewditu (1876), Mengistu Haile Mariam (1937), Menelik II (1844), Onuphrius (320), Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia (1895), and Menelik I (-1000). After him are Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (1946), Tewodros II (1818), Sahle-Work Zewde (1950), Meles Zenawi (1955), Mulatu Teshome (1955), and Gebre Mesqel Lalibela (1200).

Among POLITICIANS In Ethiopia

Among politicians born in Ethiopia, Girma Wolde-Giorgis ranks 7Before him are Haile Selassie (1892), Zewditu (1876), Mengistu Haile Mariam (1937), Menelik II (1844), Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia (1895), and Menelik I (-1000). After him are Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (1946), Tewodros II (1818), Sahle-Work Zewde (1950), Meles Zenawi (1955), Mulatu Teshome (1955), and Gebre Mesqel Lalibela (1200).