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" (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 1,468,510 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Jean-Claude Duvalier is the 4,390th most popular politician (up from 4,646th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Haiti and the 3rd most popular Haitian Politician.

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Among politicians, Jean-Claude Duvalier ranks 4,390 out of 15,710Before him are Charlotte Marguerite de Montmorency, Charles Alexandre de Calonne, Tage Erlander, Amenemope, Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden, and Empress Genshō. After him are László Rajk, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Emperor Wuzong of Tang, Amadeus III, Count of Savoy, Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni, and Igor Smirnov.

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Among people born in 1951, Jean-Claude Duvalier ranks 43Before him are Roberto Durán, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Jaco Pastorius, Olivia Hussey, Salva Kiir Mayardit, and Mark Harmon. After him are René van de Kerkhof, Johnny Rep, Ben Carson, Elio Di Rupo, Willy van de Kerkhof, and Kevin Keegan. Among people deceased in 2014, Jean-Claude Duvalier ranks 65Before him are Mike Nichols, Miklós Jancsó, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph H. Baer, Fred Phelps, and Siegfried Lenz. After him are Stuart Hall, Věra Chytilová, Hilderaldo Bellini, Dale T. Mortensen, Tito Vilanova, and David Easton.

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Among people born in Haiti, Jean-Claude Duvalier ranks 6 out of 66Before him are François Duvalier (1907), Toussaint Louverture (1743), Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1758), Thomas-Alexandre Dumas (1762), and Alexandre Pétion (1770). After him are Jean-Pierre Boyer (1776), John James Audubon (1785), René Préval (1943), Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc (1756), Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1953), and Faustin Soulouque (1782).


Among politicians born in Haiti, Jean-Claude Duvalier ranks 3Before him are Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1758) and Alexandre Pétion (1770). After him are Jean-Pierre Boyer (1776), René Préval (1943), Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc (1756), Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1953), Faustin Soulouque (1782), Leslie Manigat (1930), Henri Namphy (1932), Pedro Santana (1801), and Charles Rivière-Hérard (1789).