Kenneth Kaunda

1924 - Today

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Kenneth David Kaunda (28 April 1924 – 17 June 2021), also known as KK, was a Zambian politician who served as the first president of Zambia from 1964 to 1991. He was at the forefront of the struggle for independence from British rule. Dissatisfied with Harry Nkumbula's leadership of the Northern Rhodesian African National Congress, he broke away and founded the Zambian African National Congress, later becoming the head of the United National Independence Party (UNIP). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kenneth Kaunda has received more than 1,051,178 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Kenneth Kaunda is the 6,203rd most popular politician (down from 4,906th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Zambia and the most popular Zambian Politician.

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Among politicians, Kenneth Kaunda ranks 6,203 out of 15,710Before him are George, Crown Prince of Serbia, Geert Wilders, Vasile Milea, Shi Le, Francesco Maria del Monte, and Beatrice of Bourbon, Queen of Bohemia. After him are Fidel Ramos, Lucius Junius Gallio Annaeanus, Khyan, Tokugawa Ieyoshi, Guy Mollet, and Apil-Sin.

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Among people born in 1924, Kenneth Kaunda ranks 97Before him are Israel Tal, E. P. Thompson, Noboru Takeshita, Chet Atkins, James Black, and George Mikan. After him are Marina Berti, Ottmar Walter, Bud Powell, Neville Marriner, Geraldine Page, and Robert Frank.

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Among people born in Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda ranks 2 out of 31Before him are Wilbur Smith (1933). After him are Stanley Fischer (1943), Michael Sata (1937), Godfrey Chitalu (1947), Edgar Lungu (1956), Frederick Chiluba (1943), Medardo Joseph Mazombwe (1931), Levy Mwanawasa (1948), Denise Scott Brown (1931), Kalusha Bwalya (1963), and Guy Scott (1944).


Among politicians born in Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda ranks 1After him are Michael Sata (1937), Edgar Lungu (1956), Frederick Chiluba (1943), Levy Mwanawasa (1948), and Guy Scott (1944).