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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 2,036,258 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Jean-Claude Duvalier is the 5,716th most popular politician (down from 4,384th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Haiti (down from 6th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Haitian Politician.

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Among politicians, Jean-Claude Duvalier ranks 5,716 out of 15,577Before him are Athanagild, Al-Mustansir Billah, Countess Louise Henriette of Nassau, Tigranes III, Zhang Chunqiao, and Joseph Bech. After him are Abd al-Hafid of Morocco, Maria Komnene, Queen of Jerusalem, Pacorus II, Cao Zhang, Bolesław V the Chaste, and Wilhelm Stuckart.

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Among people born in 1951, Jean-Claude Duvalier ranks 65Before him are Glenn Hughes, Roberto Durán, Sergei Skripal, Gustavo Santaolalla, Christian Lacroix, and Frank Wilczek. After him are Barry Marshall, Michèle Mouton, Ben Carson, Fatmir Sejdiu, Joey Ramone, and Ernesto Zedillo. Among people deceased in 2014, Jean-Claude Duvalier ranks 78Before him are Larry Scott, Richard Møller Nielsen, Malcolm Glazer, Joan Rivers, Tito Vilanova, and Jack Bruce. After him are Alexander Shulgin, Mike Nichols, Vujadin Boškov, P. D. James, Viktor Tikhonov, and Vladimir Beara.

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Among people born in Haiti, Jean-Claude Duvalier ranks 9 out of 80Before him are François Duvalier (1907), Jean-Pierre Boyer (1776), John James Audubon (1785), Alexandre Pétion (1770), Thomas-Alexandre Dumas (1762), and René Préval (1943). After him are Jeanne Duval (1820), Faustin Soulouque (1782), Anacaona (1474), Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc (1756), Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1953), and Jovenel Moïse (1968).


Among politicians born in Haiti, Jean-Claude Duvalier ranks 5Before him are Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1758), Jean-Pierre Boyer (1776), Alexandre Pétion (1770), and René Préval (1943). After him are Faustin Soulouque (1782), Anacaona (1474), Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc (1756), Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1953), Jovenel Moïse (1968), Leslie Manigat (1930), and Charles Rivière-Hérard (1789).