Hafizullah Amin

1929 - 1979

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Hafizullah Amin (Pashto/Dari: حفيظ الله امين‎; ; 1 August 1929 – 27 December 1979) was an Afghan communist revolutionary, politician and teacher. 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 from September 1979 until his assassination in December 1979.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. During this time, Amin became attracted to Marxism and became involved in radical student movements at the University of Wisconsin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hafizullah Amin has received more than 731,165 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Hafizullah Amin is the 1,496th most popular politician (up from 1,585th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Afghanistan (up from 11th in 2019) and the 5th 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 1,496 out of 15,710Before him are Walter Schellenberg, Václav Klaus, Gyges of Lydia, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Giulio Andreotti, and Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. After him are Lee Teng-hui, René of Anjou, Ahmet Necdet Sezer, William II, Prince of Orange, Tabaré Vázquez, and Agathocles of Syracuse.

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Among people born in 1929, Hafizullah Amin ranks 29Before him are Irene Papas, Tigran Petrosian, Sándor Kocsis, Yayoi Kusama, Chet Baker, and Mohamed Al-Fayed. After him are George Steiner, Djalma Santos, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Stirling Moss, Graham Hill, and Francis Gary Powers. Among people deceased in 1979, Hafizullah Amin ranks 15Before him are Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Jean Monnet, Dennis Gabor, Sándor Kocsis, Mika Waltari, and Hanna Reitsch. After him are Nelson Rockefeller, Sid Vicious, Agostinho Neto, Ludvík Svoboda, Nur Muhammad Taraki, and Mustafa Barzani.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Hafizullah Amin ranks 10 out of 108Before him are Hamid Karzai (1957), Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī (1837), Jami (1414), Abu Dawood (817), Humayun (1508), and Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914). After him are Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Babrak Karmal (1929), and Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Hafizullah Amin ranks 5Before him are Abbas the Great (1571), Hamid Karzai (1957), Humayun (1508), and Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914). After him are Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Babrak Karmal (1929), Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917), and Amanullah Khan (1892).