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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 896,690 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 45 in 2019). Hafizullah Amin is the 913th most popular politician (up from 1,494th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Afghanistan (up from 10th in 2019) and the 6th 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 913 out of 15,577Before him are Ptolemy V Epiphanes, Gojong of Korea, Julius Streicher, Helmut Schmidt, Andronikos II Palaiologos, and Fahd of Saudi Arabia. After him are Cambyses I, John Quincy Adams, Elisabeth of France, Muhammad XII of Granada, Ivan VI of Russia, and Béla Kun.

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Among people born in 1929, Hafizullah Amin ranks 19Before him are Jacques Brel, Hassan II of Morocco, Max von Sydow, Jean Baudrillard, Yayoi Kusama, and Frank Gehry. After him are Alejandro Jodorowsky, Christopher Plummer, Irene Papas, Michael Ende, Sándor Kocsis, and Peter Higgs. Among people deceased in 1979, Hafizullah Amin ranks 10Before him are Giuseppe Meazza, Talcott Parsons, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Nino Rota, Herbert Marcuse, and Jean Renoir. After him are Jean Seberg, Sándor Kocsis, Jean Monnet, Dennis Gabor, Mika Waltari, and Nelson Rockefeller.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Hafizullah Amin ranks 8 out of 145Before him are Al-Farabi (872), Hamid Karzai (1957), Abbas the Great (1571), Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), and Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953). After him are Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Alauddin Khalji (1266), Ali-Shir Nava'i (1441), Amanullah Khan (1892), Abu Dawood (817), and Mahmud of Ghazni (971).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Hafizullah Amin ranks 6Before him are Hamid Karzai (1957), Abbas the Great (1571), Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), and Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953). After him are Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Alauddin Khalji (1266), Amanullah Khan (1892), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Mohammed Omar (1962), and Babrak Karmal (1929).