Islam Karimov

1938 - 2016

Islam Karimov

Islam Abduganiyevich Karimov (Uzbek: Islom Abdugʻaniyevich Karimov; 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 and subsequently won its first presidential election on 29 December 1991, with 86% of the vote. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Islam Karimov has received more than 1,532,106 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 923rd most popular politician.

Memorability Metrics

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  • 68.75

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 79

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.44

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.55

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among politicians, Islam Karimov ranks 918 out of 14,801Before him are Thutmose IV, Marwan I, Frederick V of Denmark, Anastasios II, Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor, and William Henry Harrison. After him are Turhan Hatice Sultan, Oleg of Novgorod, Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, Gustáv Husák, Afonso V of Portugal, and Túpac Amaru.

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Among people born in 1938, Islam Karimov ranks 17Before him are Farah Pahlavi, Christopher Lloyd, Nico, Jerry Brown, Paul Verhoeven, and Anthony Giddens. After him are Joe Dassin, Luis Aragonés, Bernie Madoff, Vladimir Vysotsky, Leonid Kuchma, and Giuliano Gemma. Among people deceased in 2016, Islam Karimov ranks 18Before him are Zaha Hadid, Alan Rickman, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Dario Fo, Andrzej Wajda, and Cesare Maldini. After him are Jerome Bruner, Alvin Toffler, Abbas Kiarostami, George Michael, John Glenn, and João Havelange.

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In Uzbekistan

Among people born in Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov ranks 6 out of 72Before him are Avicenna (980), Timur (1336), Al-Biruni (973), Babur (1483), and Muhammad al-Bukhari (810). After him are Al-Tirmidhi (824), Abu Mansur al-Maturidi (893), Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari (1327), Isma'il ibn Ahmad (849), Abu al-Ghazi Bahadur (1603), and Shavkat Mirziyoyev (1957).

Among POLITICIANS In Uzbekistan

Among politicians born in Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov ranks 2Before him are Babur (1483). After him are Isma'il ibn Ahmad (849), Shavkat Mirziyoyev (1957), Habibullah Khan (1872), Mohammed Alim Khan (1880), Yaqub Beg (1820), Abdullah Khan II (1533), Goharshad Begum (null), Fayzulla Khodzhayev (1896), Sharof Rashidov (1917), and Gulnara Karimova (1972).

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