Idi Amin

1923 - 2003

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Idi Amin Dada Oumee (, UK also ; c. 1925 – 16 August 2003) was a Ugandan military officer who served as the president of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. He is considered one of the most brutal despots in world history.Idi Amin was born in Koboko to a Kakwa father and Lugbara mother. In 1946, he joined the King's African Rifles (KAR) of the British Colonial Army as a cook. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Idi Amin has received more than 10,440,635 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Idi Amin is the 423rd most popular politician (down from 375th in 2019), the most popular biography from Uganda and the most popular Ugandan Politician.

Idi Amin was the military dictator of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. He is most famous for his brutal dictatorship, where he killed a lot of people and forced many others to flee the country.

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Among politicians, Idi Amin ranks 423 out of 15,710Before him are Macrinus, Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor, Louis the German, John III Sobieski, Hongwu Emperor, and Solon. After him are Peisistratos, Christian VII of Denmark, Lothair I, Honorius, Chagatai Khan, and Alfred Rosenberg.

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Among people born in 1923, Idi Amin ranks 5Before him are Henry Kissinger, Maria Callas, Lee Kuan Yew, and Shimon Peres. After him are Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Charlton Heston, Wisława Szymborska, Rocky Marciano, Heydar Aliyev, Irma Grese, and Italo Calvino. Among people deceased in 2003, Idi Amin ranks 5Before him are Johnny Cash, Charles Bronson, Katharine Hepburn, and Leni Riefenstahl. After him are Gregory Peck, Alija Izetbegović, Heydar Aliyev, Barry White, Robert K. Merton, Nina Simone, and Edward Teller.

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Among people born in Uganda, Idi Amin ranks 1 out of 35After him are Milton Obote (1925), Yoweri Museveni (1944), Charles Lwanga (1860), Tito Okello (1914), Joseph Kony (1961), Mutesa II of Buganda (1924), Yusuf Lule (1912), Godfrey Binaisa (1920), John Akii-Bua (1949), Bazilio Olara-Okello (1929), and Danny Faure (1962).


Among politicians born in Uganda, Idi Amin ranks 1After him are Milton Obote (1925), Yoweri Museveni (1944), Tito Okello (1914), Mutesa II of Buganda (1924), Yusuf Lule (1912), Godfrey Binaisa (1920), Danny Faure (1962), Ruhakana Rugunda (1947), Apolo Nsibambi (1940), Paulo Muwanga (1924), and Amama Mbabazi (1949).