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Jean-Baptiste Bagaza

1946 - 2016

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Jean-Baptiste Bagaza (29 August 1946 – 4 May 2016) was a Burundian army officer and politician who ruled Burundi as president and de facto military dictator from November 1976 to September 1987. Born into the Tutsi ethnic group in 1946, Bagaza served in the Burundian military and rose through the ranks under the rule of Michel Micombero after his rise to power in 1966. Bagaza deposed Micombero in a bloodless coup d'état in 1976 and took power himself as head of the ruling Union for National Progress (Union pour le Progrès national, UPRONA). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Baptiste Bagaza has received more than 113,379 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Jean-Baptiste Bagaza is the 10,845th most popular politician (up from 10,962nd in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Burundi (down from 4th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Burundian Politician.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Jean-Baptiste Bagaza ranks 10,845 out of 15,710Before him are Alfonso López Pumarejo, Louis Lansana Beavogui, Nicholas Liverpool, Cuthred of Wessex, Rami Hamdallah, and Antonio Guzmán Fernández. After him are Shlomo Ben-Ami, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Paullus Fabius Maximus, Hypatius, Nicolò Tron, and Nicolò Marcello.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1946, Jean-Baptiste Bagaza ranks 294Before him are Aleksander Wolszczan, Lesley Gore, Michael Green, George Duke, Nicolau dos Reis Lobato, and Ewa Kłobukowska. After him are Sue Townsend, Don Schollander, Patty Duke, Jiří Bělohlávek, Clemente Domínguez y Gómez, and Andrew Yao. Among people deceased in 2016, Jean-Baptiste Bagaza ranks 222Before him are Pierre Étaix, Naná Vasconcelos, Pete Burns, Jan Němec, Abdul Sattar Edhi, and Paulo Evaristo Arns. After him are Patty Duke, Jadranka Stojaković, Lupita Tovar, Faina Melnik, Kigeli V of Rwanda, and Harry Wu.

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In Burundi

Among people born in Burundi, Jean-Baptiste Bagaza ranks 5 out of 18Before him are Pierre Nkurunziza (1963), Michel Micombero (1940), Cyprien Ntaryamira (1955), and Mwambutsa IV of Burundi (1912). After him are Pierre Buyoya (1949), Ntare V of Burundi (1947), Domitien Ndayizeye (1951), Évariste Ndayishimiye (1968), Shabani Nonda (1977), Sylvestre Ntibantunganya (1956), and Vénuste Niyongabo (1973).

Among POLITICIANS In Burundi

Among politicians born in Burundi, Jean-Baptiste Bagaza ranks 5Before him are Pierre Nkurunziza (1963), Michel Micombero (1940), Cyprien Ntaryamira (1955), and Mwambutsa IV of Burundi (1912). After him are Pierre Buyoya (1949), Ntare V of Burundi (1947), Domitien Ndayizeye (1951), Évariste Ndayishimiye (1968), Sylvestre Ntibantunganya (1956), and Nyamko Sabuni (1969).