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Habib Bourguiba

1903 - 2000

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Habib Bourguiba ( ; Arabic: الحبيب بورقيبة, romanized: el-Ḥabīb Būrgībah; 3 August 1903 – 6 April 2000) was a Tunisian lawyer, nationalist leader and statesman who led the country from 1956 to 1957 as the prime minister of the Kingdom of Tunisia (1956–1957) then as the first president of Tunisia (1957–1987). Prior to his presidency, he led the nation to independence from France, ending the 75-year-old protectorate and earning the title of "Supreme Combatant". Born in Monastir to a poor family, he attended Sadiki College then Lycée Carnot in Tunis, before obtaining his baccalaureate in 1924. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Habib Bourguiba has received more than 894,433 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Habib Bourguiba is the 1,072nd most popular politician (up from 1,110th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Tunisia (up from 10th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Tunisian Politician.

Habib Bourguiba was the first president of Tunisia. He is most famous for his modernization efforts, including making education free and mandatory.

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Among politicians, Habib Bourguiba ranks 1,072 out of 15,577Before him are Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Ariq Böke, Dionysius I of Syracuse, Alfredo Stroessner, Rashid-al-Din Hamadani, and Shaka. After him are Emperor Kōmei, Nabopolassar, Eric XIV of Sweden, David Lloyd George, Alpha Condé, and William Henry Harrison.

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Among people born in 1903, Habib Bourguiba ranks 13Before him are Georges Simenon, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, John Dillinger, Vladimir Horowitz, Mark Rothko, and Kane Tanaka. After him are Fernandel, Galeazzo Ciano, Marguerite Yourcenar, Rudolf Abel, Andrey Kolmogorov, and Yasujirō Ozu. Among people deceased in 2000, Habib Bourguiba ranks 5Before him are Hafez al-Assad, Hedy Lamarr, Władysław Szpilman, and Ingrid of Sweden. After him are Victor Borge, Alec Guinness, Emil Zátopek, Roger Vadim, Stanley Matthews, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, and Lída Baarová.

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In Tunisia

Among people born in Tunisia, Habib Bourguiba ranks 8 out of 179Before him are Ibn Khaldun (1332), Claudia Cardinale (1938), Tertullian (155), Terence (-185), Cyprian (200), and Hamilcar Barca (-275). After him are Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936), Hasdrubal Barca (-300), Masinissa (-238), Hanno the Navigator (-633), Mago Barca (-243), and Clodius Albinus (150).

Among POLITICIANS In Tunisia

Among politicians born in Tunisia, Habib Bourguiba ranks 2Before him are Hannibal (-183). After him are Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936), Masinissa (-238), Mago Barca (-243), Clodius Albinus (150), Aemilianus (207), Beji Caid Essebsi (1926), Gunthamund (450), Hasdrubal the Fair (-270), Gordian II (190), and Sophonisba (-300).