Gnassingbé Eyadéma

1935 - 2005

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Gnassingbé Eyadéma (French pronunciation: ​[ɲasɛ̃ɡbe ɛjadema]; born Étienne Eyadéma, 26 December 1935 – 5 February 2005) was the President of Togo from 1967 until his death in 2005. He participated in two successful military coups, in January 1963 and January 1967, and became President on 14 April 1967. As President, he created a political party, the Rally of the Togolese People (RPT), and headed an anti-communist single-party regime until the early 1990s, when reforms leading to multiparty elections began. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gnassingbé Eyadéma has received more than 295,078 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Gnassingbé Eyadéma is the 4,172nd most popular politician (down from 3,950th in 2019), the most popular biography from Togo and the most popular Togolese Politician.

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Among politicians, Gnassingbé Eyadéma ranks 4,172 out of 15,710. Before him are Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark, Charles I, Duke of Savoy, Archduke Joseph August of Austria, Eumenes I, Al-Mutawakkil III, and Alexandros Papagos. After him are Eric III of Denmark, Dong Biwu, Piast the Wheelwright, Crocodile, Alexandre Pétion, and Nikolay Shvernik.

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Among people born in 1935, Gnassingbé Eyadéma ranks 56Before him are John G. Avildsen, Mylène Demongeot, Seiji Ozawa, Floyd Patterson, Robert Conrad, and Udo Lattek. After him are David Prowse, Sylvia Earle, Lorenzo Bandini, Ei-ichi Negishi, Forough Farrokhzad, and Pepe. Among people deceased in 2005, Gnassingbé Eyadéma ranks 52Before him are Robert Sheckley, Rosemary Kennedy, Peter Benenson, Robert Moog, Ephraim Kishon, and William Westmoreland. After him are George Dantzig, Emmanuelle Arsan, Arman, Consuelo Velázquez, Will Eisner, and Henry Taube.

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Among people born in Togo, Gnassingbé Eyadéma ranks 1 out of 30. After him are Sylvanus Olympio (1902), Edem Kodjo (1938), Nicéphore Soglo (1934), Emmanuel Adebayor (1984), Nicolas Grunitzky (1913), Faure Gnassingbé (1966), Komi Sélom Klassou (1960), Mohamed Kader (1979), Massamasso Tchangai (1978), Kossi Agassa (1978), and Jean-Paul Abalo (1975).

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Among politicians born in Togo, Gnassingbé Eyadéma ranks 1After him are Sylvanus Olympio (1902), Edem Kodjo (1938), Nicéphore Soglo (1934), Nicolas Grunitzky (1913), Faure Gnassingbé (1966), Komi Sélom Klassou (1960), and Gilbert Houngbo (1961).