Hastings Banda

1898 - 1997

Hastings Banda

Hastings Kamuzu Banda (15 February 1898 – 25 November 1997) was the Prime Minister and later President of Malawi from 1964–1994 (for the first year of his rule as it achieved independence in 1964, Malawi was the British protectorate of Nyasaland). In 1966, the country became a republic and he became president. His rule has been characterized as a "highly repressive autocracy."After receiving much of his education in ethnography, linguistics, history, and medicine overseas, Banda returned to Nyasaland to speak against colonialism and advocate independence from the United Kingdom. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hastings Banda has received more than 425,919 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4,180th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Hastings Banda ranks 4,158 out of 14,801Before him are Prithviraj Chauhan, Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern, Petru Groza, Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, and Anna of Savoy. After him are Michal Kováč, Godigisel, Arsaces I of Parthia, Eutropius, Tokugawa Iemochi, and Plutarco Elías Calles.

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Among people born in 1898, Hastings Banda ranks 58Before him are Josef Terboven, Inejiro Asanuma, Salvatore Ferragamo, Howard Florey, Hanns Eisler, and Henry Hathaway. After him are Felix Kersten, Julius Schaub, Albert Lutuli, Kurt Tank, Viktor Ullmann, and Leopold Infeld. Among people deceased in 1997, Hastings Banda ranks 50Before him are Carl Gustav Hempel, Alexander R. Todd, Shoichi Yokoi, Gerda Christian, Friedrich Hund, and Bulat Okudzhava. After him are John Denver, George Wald, Masaru Ibuka, Alparslan Türkeş, Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, and Narciso Yepes.

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In Malawi

Among people born in Malawi, Hastings Banda ranks 2 out of 9Before him are Bingu wa Mutharika (1934). After him are Bakili Muluzi (1941), Peter Mutharika (1940), Joyce Banda (1950), Abeid Karume (1905), Russell Mwafulirwa (1983), Cate Campbell (1992), and Bronte Campbell (1994).


Among politicians born in Malawi, Hastings Banda ranks 1After him are Bakili Muluzi (1941), Peter Mutharika (1940), Joyce Banda (1950), and Abeid Karume (1905).

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