Jonas Savimbi

1934 - 2002

Jonas Savimbi

Jonas Malheiro Savimbi (Portuguese: [ˈʒonɐs ˈsavĩbi]; 3 August 1934 – 22 February 2002) was an Angolan revolutionary politician and military leader who founded and led the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA). UNITA first waged a guerrilla war against Portuguese colonial rule, 1966–1974, then confronted the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) during the Angolan Civil War until Savimbi's death in a clash with government troops in 2002. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jonas Savimbi has received more than 849,953 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 89th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Jonas Savimbi ranks 326 out of 1,194Before him are Boris Shaposhnikov, Jean-Baptiste Bessières, Iwane Matsui, Fyodor Tolbukhin, Walther Wenck, and John J. Pershing. After him are Kirill Meretskov, Roger de Flor, Nikolai Yudenich, Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel, Nikolaus von Falkenhorst, and Jean-Andoche Junot.

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Among people born in 1934, Jonas Savimbi ranks 46Before him are Ronald Wayne, Valery Bykovsky, Eduard Khil, Bengt I. Samuelsson, Jan Švankmajer, and Diana Wynne Jones. After him are Louise Fletcher, Alfred Schnittke, Brian Epstein, Allen Carr, Bill Russell, and Bettino Craxi. Among people deceased in 2002, Jonas Savimbi ranks 30Before him are James Tobin, Linda Lovelace, Robert Nozick, Fritz Walter, Nándor Hidegkuti, and Juan Alberto Schiaffino. After him are John Gotti, Abu Nidal, Ne Win, Zizinho, Max Perutz, and Raf Vallone.

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In Angola

Among people born in Angola, Jonas Savimbi ranks 3 out of 33Before him are Agostinho Neto (1922) and José Eduardo dos Santos (1942). After him are José Águas (1930), Holden Roberto (1923), Alexandre do Nascimento (1925), Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos (1950), Pepetela (1941), José Eduardo Agualusa (1960), José Manuel Imbamba (1965), Paulo Kassoma (1951), and Zacarias Kamwenho (1934).