Islam Karimov

1938 - 2016

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Islam Abduganiyevich Karimov (Uzbek: Islom Abdugʻaniyevich Karimov / Ислом Абдуғаниевич Каримов; Russian: Ислам Абдуганиевич Каримов; 30 January 1938 – 2 September 2016) was the leader of 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 (PDP); he led the PDP 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 an independent nation on 31 August 1991. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Islam Karimov has received more than 1,658,655 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Islam Karimov is the 934th most popular politician (down from 917th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Uzbekistan (down from 6th 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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Among politicians, Islam Karimov ranks 934 out of 15,710Before him are Nikephoros III Botaneiates, Alberto Fujimori, Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, Emperor Yao, Saud of Saudi Arabia, and Taejong of Joseon. After him are Wilhelm Pieck, Ruth, Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia, Constantine V, and Rani of Jhansi.

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Among people born in 1938, Islam Karimov ranks 16Before him are Farah Pahlavi, Christopher Lloyd, Nico, Jerry Brown, Anthony Giddens, and Alberto Fujimori. After him are Joe Dassin, Luis Aragonés, Vladimir Vysotsky, Bernie Madoff, Paul Verhoeven, and Liv Ullmann. Among people deceased in 2016, Islam Karimov ranks 18Before him are Imre Kertész, Zaha Hadid, Cesare Maldini, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Dario Fo, and Andrzej Wajda. After him are Alvin Toffler, Jerome Bruner, João Havelange, Carlos Alberto Torres, Pierre Boulez, and Abbas Kiarostami.

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In Uzbekistan

Among people born in Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov ranks 7 out of 107Before 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), Shah Rukh (1377), Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari (1327), Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Kathir al-Farghani (810), Anna German (1936), and Shavkat Mirziyoyev (1957).

Among POLITICIANS In Uzbekistan

Among politicians born in Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov ranks 2Before him are Babur (1483). After him are Shah Rukh (1377), Shavkat Mirziyoyev (1957), Isma'il ibn Ahmad (849), Mohammed Alim Khan (1880), Habibullah Khan (1872), Yaqub Beg (1820), Abdal-Latif Mirza (1420), Mirza Muhammad Haidar Dughlat (1499), Goharshad Begum (1400), and Abdullah Khan II (1533).