Jerry Rawlings

1947 - 2020

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Jerry John Rawlings (22 June 1947 – 12 November 2020) was a Ghanaian President, a military officer and politician who led the country from 1981 to 2001 and also for a brief period in 1979. He led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected President of Ghana.Rawlings came to power in Ghana as a flight lieutenant of the Ghana Air Force following a coup d'état in 1979. Prior to that, he led an unsuccessful coup attempt against the ruling military government on 15 May 1979, just five weeks before scheduled democratic elections were due to take place. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jerry Rawlings has received more than 1,338,873 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Jerry Rawlings is the 10,229th most popular politician (down from 9,987th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Ghana (down from 9th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Ghanaian Politician.

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Among politicians, Jerry Rawlings ranks 10,229 out of 15,710Before him are Aulus Postumius Albus Regillensis, Gaius Sulpicius Paterculus, Amata Kabua, Nehesy, Béla Imrédy, and Prince George, Duke of Cambridge. After him are Trebonius, Publius Ostorius Scapula, Nino Vaccarella, Kakha Kaladze, Eberhard, Duke of Bavaria, and Barbu Catargiu.

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Among people born in 1947, Jerry Rawlings ranks 251Before him are Pauline Moran, William Atherton, Alan Thicke, Ron Rivest, Jacki Weaver, and Gerry Rafferty. After him are Jennifer Warnes, Alaksandar Milinkievič, Dawoud Rajiha, Harry Reems, Haji Mohammad Chamkani, and Adam Cheng. Among people deceased in 2020, Jerry Rawlings ranks 320Before him are Tonie Marshall, Wes Unseld, Edmond Baraffe, Tatyana Prorochenko, John Baldessari, and Fatemeh Rahbar. After him are Duje Bonačić, Toke Talagi, Ben Jipcho, Hans Cieslarczyk, Regis Philbin, and Willi Holdorf.

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Among people born in Ghana, Jerry Rawlings ranks 10 out of 107Before him are Abedi Pele (1964), Nana Akufo-Addo (1944), Peter Mensah (1959), Michael Essien (1982), John Kufuor (1938), and Peter Turkson (1948). After him are John Atta Mills (1944), William Boyd (1952), Peter Poreku Dery (1918), Joseph Arthur Ankrah (1915), Samuel Kuffour (1976), and Sulley Muntari (1984).


Among politicians born in Ghana, Jerry Rawlings ranks 4Before him are Kwame Nkrumah (1909), Nana Akufo-Addo (1944), and John Kufuor (1938). After him are John Atta Mills (1944), Joseph Arthur Ankrah (1915), Hilla Limann (1934), Ignatius Kutu Acheampong (1931), John Mahama (1958), Fred Akuffo (1937), Edward Akufo-Addo (1906), and Akwasi Afrifa (1936).