Hafizullah Amin

1929 - 1979

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Hafizullah Amin (Pashto: حفيظ الله امين;‎ 1 August 1929 – 27 December 1979) was an Afghan communist head of state, who served from September 1979 until his assassination. He organized the Saur Revolution of 1978 and co-founded the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (DRA), ruling Afghanistan as General Secretary of the People's Democratic Party. Born in the town of Paghman in Kabul Province, Amin studied at Kabul University and started his career as a teacher before he twice went to the United States to study. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hafizullah Amin has received more than 1,051,978 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Hafizullah Amin is the 1,833rd most popular politician (down from 905th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Afghanistan (down from 8th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Afghan Politician.

Hafizullah Amin was the president of Afghanistan from 1979-1979. He is most famous for being the president of Afghanistan at the time of the Soviet invasion.

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Among politicians, Hafizullah Amin ranks 1,833 out of 19,576Before him are Sancho I of Portugal, Harald Hardrada, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, Romanos III Argyros, Ramiz Alia, and Yakov Sverdlov. After him are Kubrat, Yuri Dolgorukiy, Kamala Harris, Johan de Witt, Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, and Louis the Younger.

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Among people born in 1929, Hafizullah Amin ranks 36Before him are Alejandro Jodorowsky, Isamu Akasaki, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Rudolf Mössbauer, Lata Mangeshkar, and Chet Baker. After him are Zdzisław Beksiński, Babrak Karmal, Ursula K. Le Guin, Lennart Meri, Graham Hill, and Richard E. Taylor. Among people deceased in 1979, Hafizullah Amin ranks 19Before him are Dennis Gabor, Ludvík Svoboda, Jean Seberg, Mustafa Barzani, Nelson Rockefeller, and Sonia Delaunay. After him are Hanna Reitsch, Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, Nadia Boulanger, Sid Vicious, Werner Forssmann, and Bertil Ohlin.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Hafizullah Amin ranks 14 out of 177Before him are Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Ali-Shir Nava'i (1441), Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī (1837), Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), and Muhammad of Ghor (1160). After him are Amanullah Khan (1892), Babrak Karmal (1929), Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād (1450), and Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Hafizullah Amin ranks 8Before him are Hamid Karzai (1957), Humayun (1508), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), and Muhammad of Ghor (1160). After him are Amanullah Khan (1892), Babrak Karmal (1929), Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917), and Moinuddin Chishti (1142).