Hastings Banda

1898 - 1997

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Hastings Kamuzu Banda (c. 1898 or 1906/1907 – 25 November 1997) was the Prime Minister and later President of Malawi from 1964 to 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hastings Banda has received more than 550,693 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Hastings Banda is the 5,008th most popular politician (down from 4,154th in 2019), the most popular biography from Malawi (up from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Malawian Politician.

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Among politicians, Hastings Banda ranks 5,008 out of 15,710Before him are Philip II, Anna of Hohenstaufen, Mohamed Ennaceur, Kakuei Tanaka, Franz Xaver Schwarz, and Francesco IV Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua. After him are Cyril Genik, Al-Rashid of Morocco, Gaius Calpurnius Piso, Oichi, Francisco da Costa Gomes, and Al-Mustansir Billah.

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Among people born in 1898, Hastings Banda ranks 67Before him are Julius Schaub, Emil Artin, Lotte Lenya, Arletty, Inejiro Asanuma, and Viktor Ullmann. After him are Ernő Gerő, Randolph Scott, Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, Giuseppe Saragat, Leopold Infeld, and Luigi Fagioli. Among people deceased in 1997, Hastings Banda ranks 68Before him are Hugo Gunckel Lüer, Alexander R. Todd, Yuri Nikulin, Son Sen, André Franquin, and Barbara. After him are Yevgeny Khaldei, Roland Topor, Teiichi Matsumaru, Mate Boban, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, and Virgilio Barco Vargas.

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In Malawi

Among people born in Malawi, Hastings Banda ranks 1 out of 14After him are Bingu wa Mutharika (1934), Peter Mutharika (1940), Bakili Muluzi (1941), Joyce Banda (1950), Abeid Karume (1905), Michelle Paver (1960), William Kamkwamba (1987), Lazarus Chakwera (1955), Anthea Stewart (1944), Russell Mwafulirwa (1983), and Cate Campbell (1992).


Among politicians born in Malawi, Hastings Banda ranks 1After him are Peter Mutharika (1940), Bakili Muluzi (1941), Joyce Banda (1950), Abeid Karume (1905), and Lazarus Chakwera (1955).