Idi Amin

1923 - 2003

Idi Amin

Idi Amin Dada Oumee (; c. 1925 – 16 August 2003) was a Ugandan military officer who served as the President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. Popularly known as the "Butcher of Uganda", he is considered one of the cruellest despots in world history.Amin was born in Koboko to a Kakwa father and Lugbara mother. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Idi Amin has received more than 8,240,588 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 379th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Idi Amin ranks 375 out of 14,801Before him are Dick Cheney, Aurelian, Alfred Rosenberg, Hu Jintao, Rüstem Pasha, and Sokollu Mehmed Pasha. After him are Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Decius, Ay, Philip VI of France, Gerald Ford, and Otho.

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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, Wisława Szymborska, Charlton Heston, Heydar Aliyev, Franco Zeffirelli, Rocky Marciano, and Wojciech Jaruzelski. Among people deceased in 2003, Idi Amin ranks 4Before him are Johnny Cash, Katharine Hepburn, and Leni Riefenstahl. After him are Charles Bronson, Alija Izetbegović, Gregory Peck, Heydar Aliyev, Barry White, Nina Simone, Edward Teller, and Robert K. Merton.

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In Uganda

Among people born in Uganda, Idi Amin ranks 1 out of 20After him are Milton Obote (1925), Yoweri Museveni (1944), Tito Okello (1914), Charles Lwanga (1860), Mutesa II of Buganda (1924), Joseph Kony (1961), Godfrey Binaisa (1920), Yusuf Lule (1912), Apolo Nsibambi (1940), John Akii-Bua (1949), 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), Godfrey Binaisa (1920), Yusuf Lule (1912), Apolo Nsibambi (1940), Danny Faure (1962), and Amama Mbabazi (1949).

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