Islam Karimov

1938 - 2016

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Islam Abduganiyevich Karimov (30 January 1938 – 2 September 2016) was an Uzbek politician who led Uzbekistan and its predecessor state, the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic, from 1989 until his death in 2016. He was the last First Secretary of the Communist Party of Uzbekistan from 1989 to 1991, when the party was reconstituted as the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (O‘zXDP); he led the O‘zXDP until 1996. He was the President of the Uzbek SSR from 24 March 1990 until he declared the independence of Uzbekistan on 1 September 1991.He declared Uzbekistan as an independent nation on August 31, 1991. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Islam Karimov has received more than 2,040,309 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Islam Karimov is the 781st most popular politician (up from 846th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Uzbekistan (up from 8th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Uzbekistani Politician.

Islam Karimov is most famous for being the president of Uzbekistan. He is also known for being a former Soviet politician and the first secretary of the Communist Party of Uzbekistan.

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  • 89

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.60

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.45

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Islam Karimov has had the most page views in the with 214,126 views, followed by Uzbek (171,802), and English (155,638). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Slovak (110.29%), Scots (63.85%), and Hindi (63.11%)


Among politicians, Islam Karimov ranks 781 out of 19,576Before him are Michael VIII Palaiologos, Alexander Lukashenko, John I of France, Edmund Burke, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and Gyula Andrássy. After him are Viktor Yushchenko, Philip the Arab, Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Amr ibn Hishām, Sariputta, and Vladislaus II of Hungary.

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Among people born in 1938, Islam Karimov ranks 11Before him are Adriano Celentano, Claudia Cardinale, Rudolf Nureyev, Queen Sofía of Spain, Jon Voight, and Nico. After him are Leonid Kuchma, Farah Pahlavi, Luis Aragonés, Klaus Schwab, Alberto Fujimori, and Joe Dassin. Among people deceased in 2016, Islam Karimov ranks 17Before him are Leonard Cohen, Zaha Hadid, Imre Kertész, Dario Fo, Andrzej Wajda, and Boutros Boutros-Ghali. After him are Cesare Maldini, Carlos Alberto Torres, João Havelange, George Michael, Prince, and Abbas Kiarostami.

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In Uzbekistan

Among people born in Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov ranks 7 out of 190Before him are Avicenna (980), Timur (1336), Al-Biruni (973), Muhammad al-Bukhari (810), Babur (1483), and Al-Tirmidhi (824). After him are Abu Mansur al-Maturidi (893), Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari (1327), Shavkat Mirziyoyev (1957), Shah Rukh (1377), Isma'il ibn Ahmad (849), and Alp-Tegin (963).

Among POLITICIANS In Uzbekistan

Among politicians born in Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov ranks 2Before him are Babur (1483). After him are Shavkat Mirziyoyev (1957), Shah Rukh (1377), Isma'il ibn Ahmad (849), Alp-Tegin (963), Mohammed Alim Khan (1880), Habibullah Khan (1872), Yaqub Beg (1820), Abdal-Latif Mirza (1420), Abdullah Khan II (1533), and Fayzulla Khodzhayev (1896).