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Jean-Bédel Bokassa

1921 - 1996

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Jean-Bédel Bokassa ([ʒɑ̃ bedɛl bɔkasa]; 22 February 1921 – 3 November 1996), also known as Bokassa I, was a Central African political and military leader who served as the second president of the Central African Republic and as the emperor of its successor state, the Central African Empire, from his Saint-Sylvestre coup d'état on 1 January 1966 until overthrown in a subsequent coup in 1979. Of this period, he served about 11 years as president and three years as self-proclaimed emperor of Central Africa, though the country was still a de facto military dictatorship. His imperial regime lasted from 4 December 1976 to 21 September 1979. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Bédel Bokassa has received more than 1,069,669 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Jean-Bédel Bokassa is the 1,012th most popular politician (down from 703rd in 2019), the most popular biography from Central African Republic and the most popular Central African Politician.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Jean-Bédel Bokassa ranks 1,012 out of 15,710. Before him are Jérôme Bonaparte, Frederick III of Denmark, Dionysius I of Syracuse, Wojciech Jaruzelski, James I of Aragon, and Cambyses I. After him are Nabonidus, B. R. Ambedkar, John I of Portugal, Hamid Karzai, Yazdegerd III, and Joachim Gauck.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1921, Jean-Bédel Bokassa ranks 15Before him are Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, Michael I of Romania, Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Yves Montand, Peter Ustinov, and Joseph Beuys. After him are Hua Guofeng, Sophie Scholl, Simone Signoret, Giulietta Masina, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, and Gunnar Nordahl. Among people deceased in 1996, Jean-Bédel Bokassa ranks 10Before him are Tupac Shakur, Carl Sagan, Thomas Kuhn, Marguerite Duras, Krzysztof Kieślowski, and Ella Fitzgerald. After him are Joseph Brodsky, René Lacoste, Frank Whittle, Dzhokhar Dudayev, Paul Erdős, and Gene Kelly.

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In Central African Republic

Among people born in Central African Republic, Jean-Bédel Bokassa ranks 1 out of 18. After him are David Dacko (1930), Barthélemy Boganda (1910), Ange-Félix Patassé (1937), André Kolingba (1936), Faustin-Archange Touadéra (1957), Michel Djotodia (1949), Elisabeth Domitien (1925), Abel Goumba (1926), Dieudonné Nzapalainga (1967), Nathalie Tauziat (1967), and Nicolas Tiangaye (1956).

Among POLITICIANS In Central African Republic

Among politicians born in Central African Republic, Jean-Bédel Bokassa ranks 1After him are David Dacko (1930), Barthélemy Boganda (1910), Ange-Félix Patassé (1937), André Kolingba (1936), Faustin-Archange Touadéra (1957), Michel Djotodia (1949), Elisabeth Domitien (1925), Abel Goumba (1926), Nicolas Tiangaye (1956), Élie Doté (1948), and Mahamat Kamoun (1961).