John Atta Mills

1944 - 2012

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John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills (21 July 1944 – 24 July 2012) was a Ghanaian politician and legal scholar who served as President of Ghana from 2009 until his death in 2012. He was inaugurated on 7 January 2009, having defeated the governing party candidate Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2008 election. He was previously the Vice-President from 1997 to 2001 under President Jerry Rawlings, and he contested unsuccessfully in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections as the candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Atta Mills has received more than 451,572 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). John Atta Mills is the 11,384th most popular politician (down from 9,231st in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Ghana (down from 7th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Ghanaian Politician.

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Among politicians, John Atta Mills ranks 11,384 out of 15,710Before him are Atticus of Constantinople, Georgios Kountouriotis, Thrasymedes, Ramón Castro Ruz, Philippe Cattiau, and Mike Moore. After him are Konstantinos Paspatis, Samuel Schmid, Uchida Kōsai, Marduk-apla-iddina I, Hong Song-nam, and Ángel María Villar.

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Among people born in 1944, John Atta Mills ranks 315Before him are Patti LaBelle, Nikolai Karachentsov, Harun Farocki, José Eulogio Gárate, Alain Souchon, and Valdeir Vieira. After him are Jerry Springer, Terry Funk, Kuniya Daini, Pepe Romero, Roger Rees, and Raewyn Connell. Among people deceased in 2012, John Atta Mills ranks 220Before him are Hector Bianciotti, William Windom, Sergey Kapitsa, Emmanuel Scheffer, Patrick Moore, and Włodzimierz Smolarek. After him are André Simon, Mike Wallace, Gerry Anderson, Xenia Stad-de Jong, Luis Alberto Spinetta, and Sherman Hemsley.

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Among people born in Ghana, John Atta Mills ranks 11 out of 107Before him are Nana Akufo-Addo (1944), Peter Mensah (1959), Michael Essien (1982), John Kufuor (1938), Peter Turkson (1948), and Jerry Rawlings (1947). After him are William Boyd (1952), Peter Poreku Dery (1918), Joseph Arthur Ankrah (1915), Samuel Kuffour (1976), Sulley Muntari (1984), and Asamoah Gyan (1985).


Among politicians born in Ghana, John Atta Mills ranks 5Before him are Kwame Nkrumah (1909), Nana Akufo-Addo (1944), John Kufuor (1938), and Jerry Rawlings (1947). After him are 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).