Hussain Muhammad Ershad

1930 - 2019

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Hussain Muhammad Ershad (Bengali: হুসেইন মুহাম্মদ এরশাদ; 1 February 1930 – 14 July 2019) was a Bangladeshi Army Chief and politician who served as the President of Bangladesh from 1983 to 1990, a time many consider to have been a military dictatorship.He seized power as head of the army during a bloodless coup against President Abdus Sattar on 24 March 1982 (by imposing martial law and suspending the Constitution). He declared himself President in 1983, and subsequently won the controversial 1986 Bangladeshi presidential election. Despite claims to have legitimately won the 1986 election, many consider his regime as an era of military dictatorship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hussain Muhammad Ershad has received more than 604,437 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Hussain Muhammad Ershad is the 9,077th most popular politician (down from 5,078th in 2019), the 282nd most popular biography from India (down from 137th in 2019) and the 89th most popular Indian Politician.

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Among politicians, Hussain Muhammad Ershad ranks 9,077 out of 15,710Before him are Kuzma Minin, Manlia Scantilla, Arshak II, Audoin, Ernest Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen, and Manius Valerius Maximus Corvinus Messalla. After him are Jozef Lenárt, Alcetas II of Epirus, Ado of Vienne, Princess Marie Auguste of Thurn and Taxis, Beatrice of Savoy, and Publius Claudius Pulcher.

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Among people born in 1930, Hussain Muhammad Ershad ranks 200Before him are Leslie Manigat, José Águas, Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Paul Veyne, Norio Ohga, and Walter Mischel. After him are Svatopluk Pluskal, Gregory Corso, Stanley Myers, Boris Parygin, Juan Gelman, and Stephen Sondheim. Among people deceased in 2019, Hussain Muhammad Ershad ranks 160Before him are Pal Benko, George Hilton, Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, Waldo Machado, Jörg Demus, and France-Albert René. After him are Édith Scob, Harrison Dillard, David Hedison, Mark Hollis, Paul Volcker, and Katherine Helmond.

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Among people born in India, Hussain Muhammad Ershad ranks 282 out of 1,227Before him are Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi (1856), Merle Oberon (1911), Vikram Sarabhai (1919), Savitri (1936), Mahinda (-285), and Dadasaheb Phalke (1870). After him are Shah Alam II (1728), Skandagupta (500), Sukhdev Thapar (1907), Akbar II (1760), Harivansh Rai Bachchan (1907), and Chandra Shekhar (1927).


Among politicians born in India, Hussain Muhammad Ershad ranks 89Before him are Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918), Tilopa (928), Vishwanath Pratap Singh (1931), Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1900), Rana Sanga (1482), and Mir Osman Ali Khan (1886). After him are Shah Alam II (1728), Skandagupta (500), Sukhdev Thapar (1907), Akbar II (1760), Chandra Shekhar (1927), and Ramaswamy Venkataraman (1910).