Jean-Claude Duvalier

1951 - 2014

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Jean-Claude Duvalier (French pronunciation: [ʒɑ̃klod dyvalje]; 3 July 1951 – 4 October 2014), nicknamed "Baby Doc" (French: Bébé Doc, Haitian Creole: Bebe Dòk), was a Haitian politician who was the President of Haiti from 1971 until he was overthrown by a popular uprising in February 1986. He succeeded his father François "Papa Doc" Duvalier as the ruler of Haiti after his death in 1971. After assuming power, he introduced cosmetic changes to his father's regime and delegated much authority to his advisors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Claude Duvalier has received more than 2,194,171 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Jean-Claude Duvalier is the 4,322nd most popular politician (up from 5,640th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Haiti (up from 9th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Haitian Politician.

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Among politicians, Jean-Claude Duvalier ranks 4,322 out of 19,576Before him are L'Inconnue de la Seine, Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, Eric XII of Sweden, Agis II, Harald Greycloak, and Vratislaus I, Duke of Bohemia. After him are Franz Josef Strauss, Karl I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Çandarlı Halil Pasha the Younger, Yusuf I of Granada, Carausius, and Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk.

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Among people born in 1951, Jean-Claude Duvalier ranks 52Before him are Jaco Pastorius, Bob Geldof, Kirstie Alley, Prabowo Subianto, David Coverdale, and Willy van de Kerkhof. After him are Win Myint, Rob Halford, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Michèle Mouton, and Zdravko Čolić. Among people deceased in 2014, Jean-Claude Duvalier ranks 57Before him are Miklós Jancsó, Dale T. Mortensen, Hans Hollein, David Easton, Ernesto Laclau, and Stephanie Kwolek. After him are Robert A. Dahl, James Garner, Tito Vilanova, Chespirito, Oscar de la Renta, and Věra Chytilová.

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Among people born in Haiti, Jean-Claude Duvalier ranks 6 out of 94Before him are Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1758), François Duvalier (1907), Toussaint Louverture (1743), Thomas-Alexandre Dumas (1762), and Boniface Alexandre (1936). After him are Alexandre Pétion (1770), Jean-Pierre Boyer (1776), René Préval (1943), John James Audubon (1785), Ariel Henry (1949), and Jeanne Duval (1820).


Among politicians born in Haiti, Jean-Claude Duvalier ranks 3Before him are Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1758), and Boniface Alexandre (1936). After him are Alexandre Pétion (1770), Jean-Pierre Boyer (1776), René Préval (1943), Ariel Henry (1949), Anacaona (1474), Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1953), Faustin Soulouque (1782), Jean-Jacques Honorat (1931), and Leslie Manigat (1930).