Ilham Aliyev

1961 - Today

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Ilham Heydar oghlu Aliyev (Azerbaijani: İlham Heydər oğlu Əliyev [ilˈhɑm hejˈdæɾ oɣˈlu æˈlijev]; born 24 December 1961) is an Azerbaijani politician who is the fourth and current president of Azerbaijan. The son and second child of former Azerbaijani president Heydar Aliyev, Aliyev became the country's president on 31 October 2003, after a two-month term as prime minister of Azerbaijan, through a presidential election defined by irregularities shortly before his father's death. He was reelected for a second term in 2008 and was allowed to run in elections indefinitely in 2013 and 2018 due to the 2009 constitutional referendum, which removed term limits for presidents. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ilham Aliyev has received more than 3,510,076 page views. His biography is available in 109 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 101 in 2019). Ilham Aliyev is the 829th most popular politician (up from 1,112th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Azerbaijan (up from 5th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Azerbaijani Politician.

Ilham Aliyev is the president of Azerbaijan. He is most famous for his efforts to modernize the country and for his authoritarian rule.

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Among politicians, Ilham Aliyev ranks 829 out of 19,576Before him are Ivan VI of Russia, Jahangir, Todor Zhivkov, Vajiralongkorn, Christian VIII of Denmark, and Berke. After him are Constantine II, Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Nikephoros I, Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, Childeric III, and Chlothar I.

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Among people born in 1961, Ilham Aliyev ranks 4Before him are Diana, Princess of Wales, Barack Obama, and Yevgeny Prigozhin. After him are Lothar Matthäus, George Clooney, Stephen Hillenburg, Nadia Comăneci, Eddie Murphy, Joko Widodo, Michael J. Fox, and Enya.

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In Azerbaijan

Among people born in Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev ranks 3 out of 232Before him are Heydar Aliyev (1923), and Nizami Ganjavi (1141). After him are Lev Landau (1908), Richard Sorge (1895), Mstislav Rostropovich (1927), Arghun (1250), Garry Kasparov (1963), Imadaddin Nasimi (1369), Abulfaz Elchibey (1938), Nadezhda Alliluyeva (1901), and Zecharia Sitchin (1920).

Among POLITICIANS In Azerbaijan

Among politicians born in Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev ranks 2Before him are Heydar Aliyev (1923). After him are Arghun (1250), Abulfaz Elchibey (1938), Nadezhda Alliluyeva (1901), Ayaz Mutallibov (1938), Artur Rasizade (1935), Garegin Nzhdeh (1886), Ali Asadov (1956), Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh (1884), Fatali Khan Khoyski (1875), and Mir Jafar Baghirov (1896).