Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi

1924 - 1966

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Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi (3 March 1924 – 29 July 1966) was a Nigerian general who was the first military head of state of Nigeria. He was appointed to head the country after the 15 January 1966 military coup. He ruled from 16 January 1966, until his assassination on 29th July in the same year, by a group of mutinous Northern Nigerian officers and men. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi has received more than 821,639 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi is the 15,017th most popular politician (down from 14,566th in 2019), the 43rd most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 41st in 2019) and the 15th most popular Nigerian Politician.

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Among politicians, Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi ranks 15,017 out of 19,576Before him are Ioannis Malokinis, Venkaiah Naidu, Mahboob Ali Khan, Osman Hussein, Aspelta, and Elephenor. After him are Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon, Nicola Sturgeon, Thawan Thamrongnawasawat, Dimitar Kovačevski, Eanred of Northumbria, and Fruto Chamorro.

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Among people born in 1924, Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi ranks 363Before him are Ron Moody, Julio Musimessi, David Marshall Lang, Thorbjørn Svenssen, Jack Weston, and Roberto Mieres. After him are Princess Marie Adelaide of Luxembourg, Mel Patton, Lennart Samuelsson, Jackie Milburn, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, and Klaus Junge. Among people deceased in 1966, Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi ranks 173Before him are Margery Allingham, Frank O'Hara, Herbert Marshall, Wallace Ford, Bernard Schmetz, and Paula Strasberg. After him are Felix Andries Vening Meinesz, Verna Felton, Alma Cogan, Avtandil Koridze, Áron Tamási, and Jakub Szynkiewicz.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi ranks 43 out of 309Before him are Emmanuel Amunike (1970), Ibrahim Zakzaky (1953), Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1912), John Onaiyekan (1944), Daniel Amokachi (1972), and Obafemi Martins (1984). After him are Kelechi Iheanacho (1996), Dick Tiger (1929), Abubakar Shekau (1974), Finidi George (1971), Ernest Shonekan (1936), and Victor Ikpeba (1973).

Among POLITICIANS In Nigeria

Among politicians born in Nigeria, Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi ranks 15Before him are Shehu Shagari (1925), Yakubu Gowon (1934), C. Odumegwu Ojukwu (1933), Murtala Mohammed (1938), Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904), and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1912). After him are Ernest Shonekan (1936), Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900), Mohammed Yusuf (1970), Atiku Abubakar (1946), Obafemi Awolowo (1909), and Moshood Abiola (1937).