Ibrahim Rugova

1944 - 2006

Ibrahim Rugova

Ibrahim Rugova (Albanian pronunciation: [ibɾahim ɾugova]; 2 December 1944 – 21 January 2006) was 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 was a prominent Kosovo Albanian political leader, scholar, and writer, 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. Owing to his role in Kosovo's history, Rugova has been dubbed "Father of the Nation" and "Gandhi of the Balkans". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ibrahim Rugova has received more than 214,539 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,873rd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Ibrahim Rugova ranks 1,860 out of 14,801Before him are José Eduardo dos Santos, Rodolfo Graziani, Burhanuddin Rabbani, Soong Ching-ling, Emperor Momozono, and Eric the Victorious. After him are Yolande de Polastron, Charles, Duke of Vendôme, Tomoe Gozen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, and Kiro Gligorov.

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Among people born in 1944, Ibrahim Rugova ranks 22Before him are Joe Frazier, Carlos Alberto Torres, Rem Koolhaas, Danny Trejo, Ronnie Peterson, and Robert Kardashian. After him are Ulrich Beck, Jairzinho, Sali Berisha, Sebastião Salgado, Jacqueline Bisset, and Alan Parker. Among people deceased in 2006, Ibrahim Rugova ranks 22Before him are Desmond Doss, György Ligeti, Syd Barrett, Bülent Ecevit, Clay Regazzoni, and Steve Irwin. After him are Joseph Barbera, Clifford Geertz, Robert Altman, Melvin Schwartz, Raymond Davis Jr., and Muriel Spark.

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In Kosovo

Among people born in Kosovo, Ibrahim Rugova ranks 3 out of 38Before him are Miloš Obilić (1350) and Lazar of Serbia (1329). After him are Mara Branković (1416), Koca Sinan Pasha (1520), Hashim Thaçi (1968), Fatmir Sejdiu (1951), Behgjet Pacolli (1951), Pjetër Bogdani (1630), Hasan Prishtina (1873), Sinan Hasani (1922), and Xherdan Shaqiri (1991).


Among politicians born in Kosovo, Ibrahim Rugova ranks 2Before him are Lazar of Serbia (1329). After him are Mara Branković (1416), Koca Sinan Pasha (1520), Hashim Thaçi (1968), Fatmir Sejdiu (1951), Behgjet Pacolli (1951), Hasan Prishtina (1873), Sinan Hasani (1922), Agim Çeku (1960), Isa Mustafa (1951), and Ivica Dačić (1966).

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