Ibrahim Rugova

1944 - 2006

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Ibrahim Rugova (Albanian pronunciation: [ibɾahim ɾugova]; 2 December 1944 – 21 January 2006) was a Kosovo-Albanian politician, scholar, and writer, who served as the President of the partially recognised Republic of Kosova, serving from 1992 to 2000 and as President of Kosovo from 2002 until his death in 2006. He oversaw a popular struggle for independence, advocating a peaceful resistance to Yugoslav rule and lobbying for U.S. and European support, especially during the Kosovo War. He founded the political party Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) in 1989. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ibrahim Rugova has received more than 426,682 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Ibrahim Rugova is the 1,864th most popular politician (down from 1,850th in 2019).

Ibrahim Rugova was a politician who was most famous for his work in the Republic of Kosovo. He served as the first President of Kosovo from 1992 to 2006, and was the founder of the Democratic League of Kosovo.

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Among politicians, Ibrahim Rugova ranks 1,864 out of 19,576Before him are Jeroboam II, Seqenenre Tao, Josef Kramer, Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Benito Juárez, and Carloman of Bavaria. After him are Dangun, Sweyn II of Denmark, Menelik I, Maroboduus, Yang Shangkun, and Amanullah Khan.

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Among people born in 1944, Ibrahim Rugova ranks 40Before him are Françoise Hardy, Sebastião Salgado, Ulrich Beck, Luigi Riva, Yoweri Museveni, and Helmut Berger. After him are Robert Kardashian, Rajiv Gandhi, Nguyễn Phú Trọng, Harold Ramis, John Rhys-Davies, and Ronnie Peterson. Among people deceased in 2006, Ibrahim Rugova ranks 20Before him are Saparmurat Niyazov, Owen Chamberlain, Heinrich Harrer, György Ligeti, Mako, and Anna Politkovskaya. After him are Giacinto Facchetti, Paul Mauriat, Johannes Rau, Melvin Schwartz, Desmond Doss, and Choi Kyu-hah.

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